- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique accents
- 1-1/8 inch diameter (28mm)
- Chain: antiqued rope chain, 18 inch (45.6cm)
- Item number: wh391
A pentagram, or five-pointed star, has always had mystical associations with the number 5, especially as it relates to nature or the human body: just think of five fingers on each hand, five toes on each foot, the five arms of a starfish or five-pointed leaves.
When a pentagram is enclosed by a circle, as this one is, it is regarded as a 'pentacle', which has further meaning, such as: The earth, the cyclic nature of life, infinity, and harmony.
This necklace takes it a step further by introducing the moon, another circle, with its cyclic phases of waxing and waning. The phases are done in a way that retains the entire round shape of the moon, so the overall effect of the necklace is almost like a small solar system of planets circling the pentagram star.
Symbolically speaking, this necklace has great cosmic harmony.
A light application of antique blacking helps to emphasize the lunar phases and the two circular rope-like borders.