Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: 28 mm tall and 20 mm across at widest point.
Weight: 6.28 grams
Other information: Made from solid sterling silver. Silver chains available separately.
We say: A nice solid piece of silver, highly polished by hand.
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Fertility, musician, merry-maker
Popular with Native Americans, Kokopelli is a quirky flute-playing character whose image dates back over 3,000 years. Ancient carvings depicting the hunchback have been found on canyon walls and rocks in the Southwest region of America and, although his exact origins aren't known, there are many fascinating myths and beliefs associated with him.
Kokopelli is said to have travelled around villages bringing the changing of seasons - ending the harsh winter weather, creating milder temperatures and much-needed rain for successful harvests. The hunch on his back is thought to be due to the sack of seeds and songs he carried with him, his flute symbolises the transition from winter to spring, and the macaw feathers adorning his headdress are said to represent the spirit world. He's also known for his powers of fertility. Legends claim that all the villagers would sing and dance when Kokopelli arrived, and soon after every woman would be with child.
Today Kokopelli is still a popular figure in art and jewellery. Wearing the image symbolises a connection with music and fun and, for some, the desire for fertility.
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.