Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 34 mm from top to bottom of face.
Weight: 7.33 grams
Other information: Made from solid sterling silver. Chain sold separately.
We say: This is a delightful piece of solid silver. There is a great deal of three dimensional detail. A lovely touch, there are some tiny spirals on the loop that your chain passes through.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Life, renewal, rebirth
Ancient pagan icon of a man's face made up almost entirely of leaves, said to represent the link between humankind and nature and signify life, renewal and rebirth. The exact origins are unknown, but many fascinating theories abound. Some say he's linked to historical and folklore characters such as Robin Hood and Herne the Hunter, whilst others suggest he arose out of a pagan custom.
Whatever the case, his carved friendly face can be found in numerous churches in the UK and Europe, many dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as in paintings and jewellery. Some areas, such as Devon, still hold annual Green Man festivals.
Having the symbol in your home can be used to highlight an appreciation of nature, life and ancient customs.
- Hope, fertility, freshness
Colours can affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states, both consciously and unconsciously. We can use colours to help us feel better, to inject an element of vitality into our life, or to calm strong feelings and promote a sense of peace and relaxation.
The colour green is typically associated with a range of emotions and states of being including: freshness, renewal, earth, strength, magic, fertility and hope. Different people perceive colours in different ways, so you may have other associations, which are equally valid.
Green mostly has positive associations. As a form of spiritual symbolism, it played an important part in Islam, as the sacred colour of the prophet and of divine providence. In China green jade symbolises perfection, strength, longevity and magical powers, and green dragons are a symbol of the yin energy and water.
Green was also the so-called colour of the Holy Grail and Ireland is traditionally known as the Emerald Isle. For Pagans green is linked with the natural elements of earth and water, the freshness of new life, of renewal and hope, and it's become strongly associated with ecology.
In the chakra system, green is associated with the heart chakra.
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
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.