The five-pointed star encompassed by a circle is an ancient symbol, found in both Eastern and Western cultures, and has been used to represent various aspects of human and spiritual ideals. As an Earth-related symbol, it has been associated in classic Tarot decks with abundance. Its use in paganism comes from various traditions of ceremonial magic. Each point is said to represent an element of creation: Air, Earth, Fire, and Water. The fifth element (Spirit or Akasha) is signified by the upward point. Its round shape and Earth associations make it sacred to the Goddess.
As a symbol, the pentacle is thought to have inherent magical powers. It is often inscribed on objects such as the hilt of an athame or the cover of a Book of Shadows. This shape is drawn in the air during some rituals, either with an athame or wand, to add power to the work. It is also considered a sign of protection from negative or harmful energies. When worn as a talisman it can act as both a ward of protection and a focal point for connecting with the spiritual realm. The runes represent each of the commonly used runes in alphabetical order, how they correlate A-Z. Beyond that each of the unique runes has its own specialized meaning.
Each Pentacle I create begins as a unique carved wax model which is then cast separately in Sterling Silver and Bronze to form the inner and outer portions. These sections are then fitted together and soldered. When joined, the ring of Norse runes are inscribed by hand. A sterling jump ring is soldered closed for attachment to a necklace of your choice. After all finishing work is completed it is coated in a layer of black patina to emphasize the raised portions of the design and the runic script. The piece is then brought back to a high polish to contrast. All of the work from the wax model to the casting and finishing is performed by me in house at the Drakenforge workshop.
I offer two versions of this Pentacle with and without 5mm round faceted stone set in the center. The "Elemental" version spells out in runic each of the 5 elements at it's associated point on the pentacle, Water, Earth, Fire, Air, and Spirit or Akasha. The "Runic" version represents each of the commonly used runes in alphabetical order, how they correlate A-Z. Beyond that each of the unique runes has its own specialized meaning and power associated. I also offer two different sizes of this pentacle design, I included a size comparison picture so you can decide if this smaller 1 inch version suits you or the larger 1.4 inch. Stone options vary by availability, see the current list available in options. All stones are genuine and 5mm round cut faceted. I can also produce this piece in all Sterling Silver at a lower price. If you are interested in this option send me a message and I will send you a custom listing quote.
Do you prefer different materials used in the construction, different inscription, stone you want not listed? Message me through Etsy with your customization ideas! I am more than willing to produce exactly what you want usually only at the cost of materials.
This pendant is shipped to you in a gift box with the Drakenforge logo stamped on top. A free polishing cloth, care instructions, and a brief summary of the history of this symbol are also included with every order. I also sell an assortment of chains and leather band or braided necklaces. If you purchase this item in combination with a chain/necklace I will be happy to package them together for you convenience.
Note for customers outside the United States
Recently there have been shipping delays for international orders. If at checkout you choose First Class International Package Service it may take up to 2 months for you to receive your order. The other international shipping options do not seem to be as delayed.