Northern Star - Pendant
Goal-directedness and permanence is granted by this pendant symbolizing the Northern Star.
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The civilization of the Vikings reached its height in Northern Europe from 700 to 1000 A.D. where the rough Scandinavian homelands of the Vikings very often generated ferocious people, who wanted to discover and conquer the world. With their unique longboats and superior weapons the Vikings very quickly earned their fearless reputation for conquest and even today our weekdays are named after Nordic gods and goddesses.
Most of our knowledge about the Vikings comes from Icelandic poetry. These so-called Eddas were written by gifted and highly honored poets - the Skalds - and told mythic tales which contained words of advice, prophecies and detailed family trees. Many stories are about the mighty one-eyed god Odin, living in Asgard in his big Hall Vallhalla, where dead heroes received their rewards in form of endless feasts and banquets. Although courage and loyalty were the most respected character attributes of a Viking, our Nordic ancestors also worshiped humor and the romantic complications of a great love.
Viking artists and craftsmen worked with gold, copper, silver and brass and created a very special design were metal strands were intertwined and interweaved with animal-like figures. The males of the Vikings wore bangles and pendants and their wives - who had a high position in their society and could even get a divorce from their husbands, if they didn't satisfy them - favored brooches, pendants and decorative fibulas.
The Vikings buried vast amounts of jewelry and silver objects with their dead, because they believed that these things were very useful in the life after death in Valhalla. Because of the big amounts of archaeological findings in these treasure troves today we know a lot about the motifs of the Viking era, which have also inspired this pendant.
Northern Star: According to old belief with the help of his magic powers Odin constantly turned the sky around the world axis Veraldar Nagli. For that reason the Vikings called the Northern Star, who was vital for their navigation as a checkpoint in the sky, also Odins Eye. This pendant, whose knot pattern symbolizes this star, is said to aid in reaching goal-directedness and permanence in life.
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Trove of Valhalla".
Trove of Valhalla
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Trove of Valhalla" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to order by fax or mail:
Here you find many pieces of jewelry that not only were manufactured according to historical and magical artwork but where you can also select the gemstone that is to be set into the piece. Many people are convinced that minerals and precious stones with their vibrational energies exert a positive effect on body, mind and spirit. This way a piece of jewelry where you personally select your gemstone can have a balancing and harmonizing power.
Already 1000 years ago gems and crystal were appreciated in Asia and especially in China because of their various powers. The Chinese art of healing primarily used jade and according to old legends pearls made of this gemstone have inspired the Chinese writing. The value of jade was judged that high that sometimes Chinese emperors were buried in an armor made of jade and green gems in general were thought to bestow luck upon their wearer. The gemstones were used alone (as tumbled stones or raw minerals) or were set into pieces of jewelry, sometimes also decorative items made of these precious stones were put up in the room.
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The energetic effect of minerals and gemstones is deemed to be unproven by modern science and therefore it is often said that the positive effects of gem jewelry are only based on the imagination of its wearer. Although it is true that most of the effects that are traditionally passed down for the various gemstones are not scientifically validated there are energetic effects of crystals that are undisputed: For example gemstones exist that can store energy and release it in the dark or if one rubs over their surface. Therefore many remains to be discovered and personally experienced about minerals and gems and therefore we decided to offer a broad range of pieces of jewelry where our customers can choose the gemstone to be set in: This way everybody can find his jewelry with his personal favourite stone and experience what the world of gemstones and minerals has to offer.