- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Height: 1 inch (25 mm)
- Chain: matching antiqued rope chain, 18 inch, with spring ring closure
- Item number: wh252
The seven-pointed star has accumulated many layers of meaning over the centuries.
It is found in Christian traditions as a symbol of protection, the seven points representing the perfection of God and the seven days of creation.
It is also related to the seven "wandering stars" in the Bible, what we understand today as the seven planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have magical influences and were also tied to various gods in ancient times.
The heptagram is also known as the "Elven" or "Faery" Star and was used by a group in San Francisco in the 1980's called the Elf-Queen Daughters. They believed themselves to be incarnated elven spirits in human form, sent to bring about heightened consciousness and a peaceful paradise on Earth.
This heptagram pendant is satisfyingly solid and simple. Parallel lines inscribed along the pathway of the heptagram highlight its unique and stark geometry.