We all have times in our life where we must take notice and decide to change things, a rebirth. If we choose to love ourselves enough to take the chances we are given and make positive changes, hard though it may be, our lives can be new again. Find the courage and the strength every day to make and reinforce those changes. This piece can be a reminder of those changes, our rebirth and can be a wonderful gift to others that understand how challenging and wonderful they can be.
Justin Bertuch (1747-1822)
Phoenix Bird Symbolizes Renewal and Resurrection
The phoenix symbolizes renewal and resurrection, and represents many themes , such as “the sun, time, the empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man”.
Tina Garnet writes in The Phoenix in Egyptian, Arab, & Greek Mythology of the long-lived bird, “When it feels its end approaching, it builds a nest with the finest aromatic woods, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. From the pile of ashes, a new Phoenix arises, young and powerful. It then embalms the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh, and flies to the city of the Sun, Heliopolis, where it deposits the egg on the altar of the Sun God.”
There are lesser known versions of the myth in which the phoenix dies and simply decomposes before rebirth.
The Greek named it the Phoenix but it is associated with the Egyptian Bennu, the Native American Thunderbird, the Russian Firebird, the Chinese Fèng Huáng, and the Japanese Hō-ō.
Phoenix ~ Sterling Silver
~18 g sterling silver
~2 1/8" x 1 1/8" (55mm x 30)
~dark patina added to accentuate the fine details
All our jewelry is handcrafted by in the USA, personally by us. Due to the nature of handmade items, they may differ slightly than pictured. As with all sterling silver jewelry, they will naturally tarnish but the shine can be maintained using an anti-tarnish felt cloth.
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