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.
I offer two versions of this Pentacle, a Bi Metal construction cast in Sterling Silver and Ancient Bronze and a 100% Sterling version. Both have the same stone options.
Each of these pendants begin as a wax model which is then cast in 100% .925 purity sterling silver. The outer ring is cast in ancient bronze or sterling and soldered into place.. A 5.5mm bail is attached and the the stone setting fabricated separately and soldered into place, stone set and finished all by hand. Finally a layer of oxidation is applied to the piece and it is re-polished to bring only the raised areas back to shine to emphasize details. All of the work from the wax model to the casting and stamping, soldering, and finishing is performed by me in house at the Drakenforge studio by me personally.
Would you like to change something about this pendant, metals, different stone, custom inscription on the back? Contact me with your ideas! I am more than willing to produce exactly what you want usually at no additional labor. I am the designer, artist, and fabricator of this piece and the changes which are possible are only limited by what you can imagine.
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.
If you need a chain or leather necklace for your piece I offer customizable 16-30" chains, and leather band necklaces which I can package with your Pentacle to present as a complete gift, or wear right out of the box.
Customizable Sterling Chains:https://www.etsy.com/listing/818974153/sterling-silver-32mm-rolo-chain-18in?ref=shop_home_active_27&frs=1
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.