Magickal Star Jewelry - we certainly have the largest selection of hand crafted stars as jewelry in sterling silver and karat gold on the internet: from 5 pointed to 15 pointed, in circles and without. Most stars can be made in different configuarations than what we show so if you want a star that looks diferent from what you see here well....you know what to do - ** email us**. Changing the point from which the star hangs is a snap!

The five pointed star, a Sumerian symbol for Venus, originates in the astronomical observation by those ancients of the movement of the planet through the seasons. In Pythagorean mysticism, the pentagram stands for the human being (a figure with arms and legs outstretched). Pythagoreans used the symbol as a wish for good health. Pentagrams in circle and their magickal iterations are HERE.

5 Pointed Star Pendant

Extra Small: $40 Code:664(15X15mm or 0.6" diameter)

Small: $50 Code:663(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

Medium: $60 Code:662(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

Large: $80 Code:660(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

Extra Large: $110 Code:661(45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

**5 Pointed Star Pendant, 14kt Gold**

**Extra Small: $100 **Code:664au(15X15mm or 0.6" diameter)

**Small: $170** Code:663au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $280** Code:662au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $450** Code:660au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Small: $30**Code:1200- 15X15mm or 0.6" diameter

**Small: $50**Code:1201- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:1202- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $90**Code:1203- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $150**Code:1204- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

The solid silver version of the star above, this piece has a lot of silver in the larger sizes (thus more expensive) but is easier to make in the smaller sizes (thus less expensive)! Wikipedia points out that a solid 5 pointed star is not a pentagram - but what do they know?

Originating in India as a sign of sexual union, the hexagram, under its magickal name, the Seal of Solomon, is the integration of fire and water; male and female and "as above so below." The use of this symbol as the Star of David dates back to pre-Christian times, but was popularized by the rise of the Zionist movement. This symbol is older than the pentagram and is not an endless knot, but two intersecting triangles. Aleister Crowley developed a workaround for this design to create an endless knot: see below.

**Extra Small: $40 **Code:1400(15X15mm or 0.6" diameter)

**Small: $50 **Code:505(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:506(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80** Code:507(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $110 **Code:503(45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

**Extra Small: $140 **Code:1400au(15X15mm or 0.6" diameter)

**Small: $200 **Code:505au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $375** Code:506au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $610 **Code:507au(36X36mm 1.4" diameter)

Unicursal Hexagram__ Jewelry__

The unicursal hexagram is so-called because it can be drawn unicursally - that is, in one continuous movement. This is significant when forming figures in ritual magick, where a continuous line is preferred to an interrupted movement. The symbol was devised by the Golden Dawn, and later adapted by Aleister Crowley as a device of personal significance. See many more iterations here: unicursal hexagram.

**Small: $50 **Code:079(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:078(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80** Code:831(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $110 **Code:830(45X45mm or1.8" diameter)

**Small: $175 **Code:079au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $275 **Code:078au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $470** Code:831au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $50**Code:1100- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:1101- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80**Code:1102- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

Check out the hexagram in the center of this spiky six pointed star! This is another way to make a unicursal six pointed star/hexagram, with all the magickal significance of all the other six pointed stars combined!

Most of the stars we create are endless knots. This version of the seven pointed star was a familiar motif during Hellenistic times when the seven day week was first adopted. Each point refers to a day of the week and a celestial body, starting clockwise with Sunday (Sun) at the top point, then Monday (Moon), Tuesday (Mars), Wednesday (Mercury), Thursday (Jupiter), Friday (Venus) and Saturday (Saturn.) Seven is a dynamic number of magickal significance in most cultures.

**Small: $50 **Code:557(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:076(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80 **Code:266(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $175 **Code:557au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $325 **Code:076au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $600 **Code:266au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**All of our pieces look great with a stone in the middle. We put a silver obsidian cabochon in the argentium star below left and a faceted genuine ruby in the 14kt gold version below right. The prices for the stone in the gold star are for a less expensive stone but faceted stones and 14kt settings are more expensive and harder to set than cabochons. You can have almost any stone you want - email us!**

**Small: $60 **Code:557s(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $75 **Code:076s(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $100 **Code:266s(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $220 **Code:557aus(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $390 **Code:076aus(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $700 **Code:266aus(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

Here is the seven pointed star within the circle of the divine or the infinite. We sell a lot of seven pointed stars - email us if you would and tell us what it means to you. The bail on the 14kt piece is a snap off type made at the request of the customer. Normally we use a regular wire bail like you see on most of our pieces and the prices are for normal bails. Prices here are also for normal stones - not rubies! Need I say that other stones can be put in the middle? Or no stone at all? Oh, you know that! Email us for prices on different stones.

**Small: $50 **Code:508(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:509(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80 **Code:511(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $275** Code:508aus(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $435 **Code:509aus(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $760 **Code:511aus(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $50**Code:1401- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:1402- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80**Code:1403- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

This septagram or heptagram differs from the ones above in that it is point down as well as having the circle within. I don't know if that changes the meaning in the same way that an inverted pentagram changes the meaning of a pentagram. Email me if you know!

I also didn't mention the Elven or Faerie star significance of the 7 pointed star before and here is a great article on that and other interesting 7 pointed star related info: The Septagram: Seven Directions and Seven Qualities. And of course, the 7 pointed star references the 7 chakras - see here for more about that.

**Medium: $155**Code:1205s- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $215**Code:1206s- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $280**Code:1207s- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

I didn't think the medium would work as the stones are pretty small as are the 22 internal cuts (!), but it turns out it works as well as the large and the extra large. The stones are our take on the rainbow: amethyst, garnet, carnelian, citrine, malachite, turquoise and lapis. Email us for different stones!

The Septagram is the symbol known as the “Seven Pointed Star.” It’s a particularly apt and powerful symbol for a complete planetary magick system because it shows the powers of the seven planets of classical astrology in balance. Balancing the seven powers, not avoiding one or the other, is the ultimate accomplishment of any practitioner of planetary magick. The Septagram is a symbol of the completed work: the seven planets in equipoise. You can view each point in the star as belonging to a planet. This way, each day of the week easily fits into your construct.

Generally a canny practitioner would put Sol at the top, as the most important force in the Solar System, and ring the other points in order. If you would prefer the jump ring/bail to be on a point instead of between them - just email us! In the Thelemic Pantheon Aleister Crowley chose the Septragram to be his glyph for Babalon, the “Great Whore," his vision of the synthesis of the universe in many ways. For more on the Star of Babalon go here.

The significance of the number seven should be obvious in most occult writings. Seven represents the triumph of Matter over Spirit 4/3 or Spirit over Matter 3/4, depending on your viewpoint. The Septagram as a symbol of balance is unerring - or so they say!

**Small: $50 **Code:077(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:556(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80 **Code:555(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $110 **Code:559(45X45mm or1.8" diameter)

**Small: $150 **Code:077au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $250 **Code:556au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $400 **Code:555au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

The eight pointed star is a Gnostic symbol, known as the "Octagram of Creation." It is associated with Venus, and is also sacred to Ishtar. In Nordic tradition, the octagram is used to invoke magick and also as a protecting ideogram. Chaospheres have eight points: four points of order at 90 degrees and four points of chaos at 45 degrees. The Métis people of Canada see the number 8 as a symbol for infinity, hence the Métis flag has an 8. 8 often connects one to Grandmother Spider whos body is an 8. Some Métis believe its her web which holds the stars up in the sky and her web was also the source of the first alphabet. The Fairy Star also has 8 equal points. (Thanx to Lynn and Lynne for much star information!)

**Small: $50 **Code:102(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:103(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80 **Code: 271(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $210 **Code:102au(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $320 **Code:103au (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $660 **Code: 271au (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $60**Code:102s- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $75**Code:103s- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $110**Code:271s- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

This eight pointed star has a central moonstone though almost any stone you might desire can be set in the center. Moonstone is a bit more expensive in the large than some stones so email us for prices on other stones or go ahead and order and I will either bill you or refund you if the price is wrong.

**Large: $100**Code:987- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $135**Code:988- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

Note - this is not a different star from the one above - the internal cuts are just a bit more elongated and the stamping is different. Note: just like we can put a stone in most any piece we can also put a yin yang in the center of many pieces - large and up only though!

**Small: $50**Code:928- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:929- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80**Code:930- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

Here the eight pointed star is enclosed within the circle of the infinite. Any of our symbols can be enclosed within a circle and most we show within a circle can also be made without it.

The compass star is composed of eight points - four tall ones which stand for the primary four directions (N, S, E and W - duh) and four short ones (NE, SE, NW and SW). I'm not sure why N, S, E and W are considered more important (long points) than NE, SE, NW or SW (short points) since whatever direction one needs to go would seem to me to be at least as important as the direction one didn't need to go, if not more so....but then, what do I know? The design also references the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus that occurred in 2 BCE. This design is used a lot in heraldry and this is the traditional Star of Ishtar.

**Small: $50 **Code:119(20X20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $60 **Code:121(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $80 **Code:122(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $150 **Code:119au(20mX20mm or 0.8" diameter)

**Medium: $240 **Code:121au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $425 **Code:122au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Small: $60**Code:119s- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $75**Code:121s- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $100**Code:122s- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

Here's the compass star with a stone, in this case Lapis Lazuli. As always, we have many different stones from which you can choose. If you'd like another stone, please email us.

**Small: $175**Code:1404- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $250**Code:1405- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $475**Code:1406- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

This star is our interpretation of the stars the Italian painter Giotto painted on the ceiling of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua Italy in 1305. Much of what Giotto did in those frescoes is famous - check them out: Giotto.

Note that the ends of the points are square; the jump ring is a floppy one because the points are so small and we can, of course, make this in argentium sterling silver - email us!

Composed of two intertwined squares, this is a symbol of regeneration. It is a symbol for the natural universe, interweaving order and disorder, yin and yang, to create an ultimately harmonious and balanced design. Here the jump ring is placed between the points. For the Sioux it is a square formation on the flat edge and a square on the diagonal standing for the 4 directions (also 4 horses - and on the diagonal for the 4 inner children and the 4 winds of change). Also known as The Star of Lakshmi, it represents the 8 forms of wealth in Hinduism. Here's a bunch on this star.

**Small: $50 **Code:890
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60 **Code:891
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80 **Code:309
36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Small: $180 **Code:890au
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $300 **Code:891au
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $440 **Code:309au
3X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Small: $50**Code:890a- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:891a- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80**Code:309a- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

This alternative to the traditional octagram is exactly the same as the design above except that the jump ring is placed on a point instead of between points. For the meaning see above and, by the way, if you extend all the lines till they meet one another you end up with the original eight pointed star above. Magick? Of a sort.

The nonagram or nine-pointed star is a symbol of achievement, completeness, supreme sanctity and also of boundaries. As the last single digit in our decimal number system, nine is a number of fulfillment, fullness and of limits. It is composed of a trinity of trinities (nine is three threes), so it also represents the utmost sacredness. The nine points of the nonagram radiate all these connotations. There are nine known planets in the solar system, nine Muses of Greek mythology and nine is the number of deities in the Enneads of ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians grouped their deities in numerous ways, the most common eventually becoming the triad, exemplified by Osiris, Isis and Horus (typically a god, a goddess and a young god). Other groups like the primeval Ogdoad of Hermopolis were also employed, but the most ancient collection was the Ennead, or group of nine deities. Preeminent among these was the Great Ennead of Heliopolis, headed by Re or Re-Atum (Sun god and creator) and followed by Shu and Tefnut (deities of air and moisture), Geb and Nut (earth and sky), Osiris and Isis, and Seth and Nephthys.

As an expression of the number nine and in its aspect relating to the subconscious and ancestral influence, the nonagram is linked to the Kabbalistic sefira Yesod. It can also be related to other nine-fold systems like the nine Taoist kanji (psychic centers), which are similar to the Hindu chakras. These are Chu ("pillar") at the base of the spine, Shen ("body") at the genitals, Kai ("open") at the Hara point (two inches below the navel), Tai ("belt") at the navel, Sha ("to die") at the solar plexus, Jen ("man") at the throat, Tung ("understand") at the third-eye, Hua ("flower") at the top of the head, and Tao ("path" or "way") in the aura. All of this is thanx to Byzant.com and they also do cool Tarot readings for free!

The nonagram is three triangles interwoven but the spiky 9 pointed star is not. Want an Xtra Large version, you may certainly have it, at a cost of $110 for either version below. Email us about that.

**Small: $50 **Code:682
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60 **Code:683
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80 **Code:684
36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Small: $50 **Code:1103
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60 **Code:1104
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80 **Code:1105
3X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Small: $65**Code:1208- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $85**Code:1209- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $110**Code:1210- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

A third version of the 9 pointed star (also not three interwoven triangles) - a little less spiky than the spiky and a little less chubby than the nonagram - this one is just right :) You may be wondering why this version is more expensive than the ones above and the reason is: the higher the number of internal cuts - 19 in this case - the harder the piece is to make and the more it costs. Were you to want an Xtra Large version, you may certainly have it, at a cost of $140. Email us about that.

The Enneagram of Personality — usually known simply as the Enneagram — is an application of the geometric enneagram figure to various personality issues. The term "enneagram" derives from two Greek words,* ennea* (nine) and *grammos* (something written or drawn). The enneagram figure consists of a nine-pointed diagram within a circle. The Enneagram of Personality is mostly taught and understood as a psychospiritual typology (a model of personality types) but is also presented in ways intended to discover and develop higher states of being, essence and enlightenment. Each Enneagram personality type expresses a distinctive and habitual pattern of thinking and emotions. Practitioners claim that by recognizing their personality pattern a person may be able to use the Enneagram as an effective method for self-understanding and self-development.

The Enneagram is also used by practitioners of Gurdjieff's Fourth Way esoteric systerm.

The silver enneagram has what we call a 'fancy bail.' If you want a a standard bail/jump ring (like the gold one or the one with stone below), the price is $20 less for the medium, $25 less for the large and $30 less for the extra large. If you want to add a fancy bail to the 14kt gold enneagram the price is $75 for a medium and $85 for a large. We can put a type stone on the gold piece too. Email me about that why dontcha? I think we can make the Enneagram in a small also - email me if you're interested.

**Medium: $105 **Code:1106
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $135 **Code:1107
36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $170 **Code:1108
45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

**Medium: $340 **Code:1106au
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $630 **Code:1107au
3X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Medium: $115**Code:1106s- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $150**Code:1107s- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $190**Code:1108s- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

The enneagram has nine points and each one is associated with a certain type of personality. This piece has an emerald at the 8 point - the point of The Challenger. We can of course put a stone at any point but because the area is so small, we need to use a faceted stone which we usually tube set but larger stones can be prong set. Email us about your choice of stone. Most stones cost what I have shown here: $10 - $20 (an emerald costs more :).

Note that this enneagram has a standard bail/jump ring. If you want the fancy bail - see above - the cost is $20 more for the medium, $25 more for the large and $30 for the extra large. Note it on your order and I will bill you for it.

This 10 pointed star is two pentagrams interwoven. You are welcome to view this piece as a point-up pentagram with all that means + an inverted pentagram with all that means if you want. This star is also used by the Masons, for what meaning I do not know. Please email us with your meaning! See here for a 10 pointed star with a triple goddess and other 10 pointed stars doing other fabulous things. Want an Xtra Large version, you may certainly have it, at a cost of $110 or $140 for the circle. Email us about that.

**Small: $50 **Code:1211
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60 **Code:1212
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $80 **Code:1213
36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Small: $65 **Code:1211c
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $85 **Code:1212c
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $110 **Code:1213c
36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

An eleven pointed star is called a hendecagram. But, shhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone: the base of the Statue of Liberty is in the shape of a hendecagram AND terrorists hit the World Trade Ceneter on 9/11 so you know that means that the builders of the Statue of Liberty were setting up that attack in France all the way back in 1875! The bastards. AND look at the codes for these pendants, especially the extra large: 1111! I didn't do that on purpose. You can't make this shit up......if you have any more information about the 11 pointed star, please email me. As you can see I'm crazed.

My desperate plea for information was answered by Carl - thanx, Carl:

The hendecagram represents the Qliphoth and the Tree of Knowledge, adverse to the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life in the Qabbalah. There are are 10 qlippa that are opposite the 10 sephiroth, where the 11 comes in is at Thaumiel which is the “twin gods” representing duality in place of Kether’s unity on the Tree of Life.

It also represents the Kings of Edom, 11 evil kings who ruled in the land of Edom. Also attributed to the Qliphoth.

Mark would also like you to know that the 11 Pointed Star refers to Aleister Crowley's (somewhat notorious) 11th Degree.

Want a stone in the 11 pointed star? No problem! Email me.

**Small: $65 **Code:1407
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $85** Code:1109
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $110 **Code:1110 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $140 **Code:1111
45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

**Small: $65 **Code:1407c
20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $120 **Code:1109c
27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $175 **Code:1110c 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $225 **Code:1111c
45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

**Small: $75**Code:1407cs- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $135**Code:1109cs- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter
**Large: $195**Code:1110cs- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $245**Code:1111cs- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

Add a stone to your 11 pointed star! Many, many stones are available. Email us with your choice.

Really interesting disquisition on the whole Statue of Liberty deal: Gnostic Warrior.

**Small: $190**Code:1407caus- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $320**Code:1109causs- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $550**Code:1110causs- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

See all of the above for the meanings of the 11 pointed star. Gold just adds that certain* je ne sais quoi* wonderfulness to a piece, dontcha think? We would normally do a fixed bail on this, like most of our other pieces.

**Small: $50**Code:1407sp- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $60**Code:1109sp- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $90**Code:1110sp- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $125**Code:1111sp- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

The medium does not have the innermost cuts that the large and the extra large have; it's too small an area so they are defined by engraving. This piece, being so skinny, is extra thick and.......really SPIKY!

**Small: $90**Code:1407w- 20X20mm or 0.8" diameter

**Medium: $115**Code:1109w- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $150**Code:1110w- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $180**Code:1111w- 45456mm or 1.8" diameter

So we take a hendecagram, representing The Tree of Life/The Qabbalah, and we surround it with an ouroboros - "the eternal return" and we have a piece just loaded with symbolism! Here's bit of what Wiki has to say about the ouroboros: "The Ouroboros often symbolize self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself such as the phoenix which operate in cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. While first emerging in Ancient Egypt, the Ouroboros has been important in religious and mythological symbolism ever since." This piece is perhaps the most loaded symbolically of anything we make that doesn't also have a zillion parts! COOL! This is a two part piece with the 11 pointed star soldered on top of the ouroboros.

In a duodecimal system, twelves are everywhere you care to look (clocks, inch rulers, calendars etc). The system of dividing into twelfths remains a bit of a mystery, though "being a versatile denominator in fractions" might have something to do with it. Twelve pointed stars are found cross-culturally and can refer to: the 12 Disciples, the 12 Knights of the Celtic Round Table, the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, the 12 Lictors of Romulus, the 12 Peers of France and even the 12 Namshans of the Round Council of the Dalai Lama. There are 12 inches in an imperial foot, 12 ounces in a troy pound, 12 old British pence in a shilling, 12 items in a dozen, 12 dozens in a gross (144, square of 12), 12 gross in a great gross (1,728, cube of 12), 24 (12 x 2) hours in a day, etc. See below for more exciting information on the number TWELVE!

We can't do a small in any star after 11 points - too many internal cuts! The 12 pointed star can made with or without a circle (see below below), with or without a stone - email us about that.

**Medium: $85** Code:986(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $110 **Code:984(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $140 **Code:985(45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

**Medium: $510** Code:986au(27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $860 **Code:984au(36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Medium: $60**Code:1214- 27X27mm or 0.8" diameter

**Large: $80**Code:1215- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Extra Large: $110**Code:1216- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

The Romans used a fraction system based on twelve, including the uncia, which became both the English words 'ounce' and 'inch.' Predecimalisation, Great Britain used a mixed duodecimal-vigesimal currency system (12 pence = 1 shilling, 20 shillings or 240 pence to the pound sterling), and Charlemagne established a monetary system that also had a mixed base of twelve and twenty, the remnants of which persist in many places. The 12 pointed star is the Epiphany, the **twelfth day of Christmas**, on which the church celebrates the manifestation of Christ as the Son of God....and I'll bet that's more than you EVER wanted to know about the twelve pointed star!

This twelve pointed star can made with a stone and in karat gold - email us.

**Medium: $100**Code:826s- 27X27mm or 0.8" diameter

**Large: $130**Code:828s- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Extra Large: $160**Code:829s- 45X45mm or 1.8" diameter

Another 12 pointed star in a circle but this time it's a rounded circle. The 12 pointed star can also be made as 2 overlapping hexagrams though we don't show that here. This twelve pointed star (and all pieces really) can be made without a stone and in karat gold - email us.

Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13. The number thirteen is considered unfavorable by many though it was a lucky number in ancient Egypt and China. There were 13 people at the Last Supper. And several mass murderers have 13 letters in their names: Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy, Richard Cheney. Witches, perhaps to clearly oppose themselves to a Christian superstition, sometimes have groups of 13 known as covens. Some think 13 owes its bad reputation to Loki, the Norse god, who started a riot when he crashed a banquet at Valhalla attended by 12 gods. Some cities skip 13th Ave., but not Sacramento, CA, which has an intersection where 13th Street crosses 13th Avenue. Some buildings skip from the 12th to the 14th floor, which, of course, means that the 14th floor is actually the 13th floor. The Death card in a tarot deck is numbered 13 and represents transformation. Those cultures with lunar calendars and 13 months don't associate thirteen with anything sinister.

According to a 1996 Gallup poll, 9 percent of Americans are superstitious about the number thirteen. In 1881, an influential group of New Yorkers came together to put an end to this and other superstitions. They formed a dinner cabaret club, which they called "The Thirteen Club". At the first meeting, on Friday 13 January 1881 at 8:13 p.m., 13 people sat down to dine in room 13 of the venue. The guests walked under a ladder to enter the room and were seated among piles of spilled salt. All of the guests survived.

Related is the specific fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia. Great words!

Prices for the 13 Pointed Star in Circle with Stone are for a less expensive stone than amethyst, which is rather expensive in the extra large. Email us about stones.

**Large: $175 **Code:1302 (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $225 **Code:1303 (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

**Medium: $135** Code:804s (27X27mm or 1.1" diameter)

**Large: $195 **Code:805s (36X36mm or 1.4" diameter)

**Extra Large: $245 **Code:806s (45X45mm or 1.8" diameter)

**Medium: $85**Code:1408- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $175**Code:1409- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $225**Code:1410- 45456mm or 1.8" diameter

The medium 14 pointed star has 15 internal cuts with the very innermost intersections defined by engraving. Large and extra large have 31 inetrnal cuts - YIKES! Until 2013 I didn't think Mark could make a star any larger than 13 points without going much, much larger - that's me underestimating his genius again! :)

Most of what I can find about the 14 pointed star comes from The Church of The Nativity in Bethlehem which has a silver 14 pointed star riveted to the floor where Jesus was born:

"Now the most important thing inside the church is the birth place which is the Holy Cave, the Grotto. That is where you will see a star; the star marks the exact place where Jesus was born. The star has 14 points on it. These represent the 14 generations of Jesus Christ from Abraham to David, then from David to the Babylonian captivity and after that from the Babylonian captivity to Jesus Christ." There's more too.

**Medium: $85**Code:1411- 27X27mm or 1.1" diameter

**Large: $175**Code:1412- 36X36mm or 1.4" diameter

**Extra Large: $225**Code:1413- 45456mm or 1.8" diameter

Like the 14 pointed star above: The medium 15 pointed star has 16 internal cuts with the very innermost intersections defined by engraving. Large and extra large have 31 internal cuts - YIKES! Until 2013 I didn't think Mark could make a star any larger than 13 points without going much, much larger - that's me underestimating his genius again! :)

The 15 pointed star is 3 pentagrams (pentacles, 5 pointed stars) overlaid and intersected with each other. That's the magick of light, the magick of shadow and the magick of me (so sez one of our advanced Wiccan customers). Actually though, all magick is the magick of ME - right?

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