Sometimes simple is best. The plain, unadorned pentacle speaks volumes about who you are and what you believe. The pentacle is widely used by pagans and wiccans as a symbol of their beliefs.
Pentacles can represent the five elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit) or the five stages of Life (birth, youth, adulthood, old age, and death). In both cases, the path used to trace the star shape symbolizes the continuity and connection between the extremes.
The Large Pentacle Pendant measures approximately 1 1/2" tall, including the bail. It has a diameter of just over 1". This pendant is made of sterling silver, and includes an 18" sterling silver chain.
Do I have to wear a pentacle if I am a pagan or wiccan? The short answer is simply: No. Many pagans find that they enjoy having a pentacle pendant, or other piece of jewelry, that acts as a focus, reinforcing their identity and beliefs. But it is in no way necessary. You aren't going to be less of a "real" pagan if you don't have one. And in fact, I would be highly suspicious of someone who made such a claim. If this piece resonates with you, then by all means, it should be yours. But if not, keep looking. There's no need to buy a piece of jewelry just to "follow the rules".
What is the difference between a "pentacle" and a "pentagram"? Unfortunately, that's a difficult question to answer, as people ascribe different meanings to the two terms. Some people use the words interchangeably. Others say that the pentagram is the five point star, while the pentacle is the star with the surrounding circle. Still others use pentacle to mean an upright star in a circle, and pentagram to mean an inverted star and circle.
This pendant is a simple but great piece of jewlery! It also seems very durable and well crafted, compared to previous pendants that were easily broken or rusted. It really is a great little piece to express myself and beliefs with any look.
Besides the product, the shipping service was surprsingly fast and stress free. I recieved the pendant and another product by Gryphon's Moon within two days, despite being in a different state.
A review by rebecca
for Silver Large Pentacle Pendant
This is a most beautiful piece of jewelry, and I get complements everytime I wear it.
Quote of the moment: "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." - Danny Kaye
Gryphon's Moon - Gainesville, Georgia
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