Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 42 mm from top of loop to bottom of pendant
Weight: 4.56 grams
Other information: Made from solid sterling silver. Silver chains available separately.
The Celtic cross is similar in essence to the Christian crucifix, with the added addition of a circle surrounding the point where the four lines meet in the centre. It gets its name from its heritage, where it was found in parts of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland where early Celtic Christianity thrived.
The four "arms" of the cross have been interpreted as representing the four elements of earth, air, fire and water, the four parts of humans, namely mind, soul, body and heart, or the four directions of the compass, north, south, east and west. The distinctive circle on Celtic crosses is believed to represent wholeness, and the female energy of the earth, whereas the arms of the cross are the male energy. Joined together, they signify the moment of being when the two energies are brought together in harmony and balance.
Another meaning for the circle is that it may stem from earlier cultures, where circles were used to represent the moon and a cross and circle together symbolised the sun. If that was the case, the Celtic cross may also have been an early Pagan symbol of the sun.
As such, the decorative cross can be adopted as both a symbol of Christian belief and of one's deeper spiritual roots.
More About Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli is a combination of lazurite and calcite. Sometimes pyrite is also present. Lapis lazuli, or lapis as it's often simply called, is a crystal that's oozing in spiritual energy. In a sense, it's a timeless stone, which symbolises our spiritual selves at their most expansive and wide open state, where we are able to learn anything we desire to know. As a tool, lapis lazuli can act as a reminder to us that the subtle spiritual realms are there and open to connection and exploration.
The energy of the stone reminds us that we really do hold the answers to anything we want to know deep inside ourselves. If you want to know about the meaning of life, or what a certain symbol means, or how to be more intuitive, these answers are really inside you. A teacher may help you sometimes, but ultimately we are the ones who take action. Sometimes, when learning, it is easy to get attached to a certain teacher or set of teachings. Lapis teaches that that can be fine, but we also need to remain open so that other possibilities can enter when needed. Wearing lapis can act as a signal that you're opening yourself up to the power of divine inspiration.
More About Peter Stone Jewellery
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.
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