The pentagram, or five-point star is said to have powers that are derived from its various associations with the number 5: five senses, five fingers, five toes, the five wounds of Christ, etc.
When a pentagram is enclosed by a circle it is regarded as a 'pentacle'. The circle is not only a many-layered symbol of Earth, the cyclic nature of life, infinity, and harmony, it also serves to protect the pentagram and all its powers. In this necklace, the power of the pentagram is especially well-protected with a circle of runic symbols, a circular border made up of Celtic knots, and three single-line circles.
Aside from the symbolism of it all, the extra layers of 'protection' create a rich and varied decorative border that really highlights the star. There's also a subtle antiquing effect that gives the pendant an appropriately 'ancient' look, which especially emphasizes the lattice-like openness. And the slight dome shape gives it a more three-dimensional look and feel that complements the elaborateness of the design.
- Material: Solid sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with antique accents
- More than 1-1/8 inch diameter (30mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (45.6cm)
- Item number: wh396