Manufacturer: Peter Stone Jewellery
When you first glance at this pendant it seems like it is a naturalistic pentacle fashioned from say oak leaves or vines. But on closer inspection each of the points has two women dancing in unison in joy and celebration.
At about 4 cms (about an inch and a half) across the width, the pendagram is of good size. It brings together symbols of protection (the pentagram) with the joyous celebration of the dancers. As always with Peter Stone jewellery it is beautifully polished and feels solid.
The dancer figures can be seen from both sides. That is, they are fully formed each side rather than one side flattened. I like this pendant - Brett
Dictionary Terms Explained
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.
Pentacle or Pentagram
- Protection, communication with spirit world, magic
The pentagram was considered by the ancient Greeks and medieval astrologers to have supernatural properties and to be a protective symbol. Often in the past people would mark their doors with pentagrams to ward off evil witchcraft and spirits.
In good magic today (with the top pointed upwards) it is often used as a symbol to support transmission and communication with the spirit world. Its five points are often seen to represent the four classic elements of earth, water, air and fire joining with the fifth element of spirit to create life. A five-pointed star (pentagram) with a circle around it is referred to as a pentacle. This circle represents sacred space in which the fifth element of spirit controls the four earthly elements.
Also in the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight a pentacle adorns his shield representing the five knightly virtues of generosity, courtesy, chastity, brotherly love and piety.