Breastplate of the High Priest Necklace
I was inspired to create this necklace by the twelve stones in the Breast Plate of the High Priest, the Breast Plate worn by the high priest (Breast Plate of Aaron) from the Book of Exodus in the Bible (Exodus 28:17)
Instead of using gemstones, I used brilliant Swarovski Crystal and 925 Sterling Silver, to create a sparkly, colourful necklace full of lots of movement as well as symbolism.
God told Moses to make a breast plate set with twelve stones, three rows of four, set in gold, for his brother Aaron to use as the high Priest. Each stone was engraved with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Exodus 28:17 Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 18 the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 19 the third row shall be jacinth, agate and amethyst; 20 the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx and jasper.[b] Mount them in gold filigree settings. 21 There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes. (NIV version)
I used heavy gauge sterling silver wire to create each row with three 4mm round Swarovski Crystals, in colours to represent the original gemstones. I connect the for rows of crystals to the sparkly flat cable link chain and then added a cross (10mm long) and six pointed star (8mm long) to represent the star of David. The measurement from the top row of crystals to the base of the cross is (3cm) 1 3/16”. And the width of this movable pendant is (18cm) 11/16”.
This necklace would be a wonderful gift for someone who loves history or for someone who wants to celebrate their faith.
Materials: 925 Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystal
Measurements: Necklace measures (47.5cm) 18 ¾” long and it can be sized. You can order larger of smaller sizes.
I love making jewellery, it’s a gift, so I make all my jewellery with prayers and blessings for a Long, Happy, Healthy, Peaceful & Prosperous Life!
I am an Eco Conscious, animal loving Artisan, I make all my jewellery & accessories with love, in a joyful, smoke free, eco friendly atmosphere using mainly hand tools and I go out of my way to use the most earth friendly methods of construction possible.
My jewellery is Fair Trade and Ethical! I create every piece by hand here in Canada, I purchase most of my materials locally, I use the highest quality materials I can find, I Upcycle as many Vintage & Post-consumer materials as possible, I use Eco Friendlier packaging and shipping materials and I strive to run a sustainable, ethical business.
My Vegan jewellery and accessories are mindfully created with as many cruelty free materials as possible. Every piece of Vegan jewellery is made without any animal materials and no animal products or materials were used to create them.
Your Jewellery will be shipped to you beautifully gift wrapped in Eco Friendlier packaging, in a complimentary Recycled paper Gift Box, Reusable Natural Virgin Jute Jewellery Pouch (You may request an Organza Jewellery Pouch) & Reusable Ribbon & natural Jute Twine.
The box will be wrapped in tissue paper, tied with more natural jute twine. Your purchase will look so pretty, a pleasure to receive and to give, there is no need for extra gift wrapping.
If you would like a personalized description card, please leave me a note when ordering, with the person’s name and / or a short message. I will print it up and send it with your jewellery.
I photograph all my jewellery, stones, etc., in natural day light (unless specified) to show you the most accurate colors possible. I want you to see what you’re getting.
Made with love in Canada!
Important: Crystal does contain lead and could be harmful to children. Vintage, Post Consumer & up Cycled Materials could contain lead. This jewellery should not be given to Children to wear or play with. All my jewellery is made for adults, for ages 15 and up.
If you would like me to customize this piece or create a piece of custom made jewellery for you, please contact me for details: https://anythingspossiblejewellery.ca/pages/contact-us
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