Custom Designed Jewelry: North Star Inspiration
A customer came in with a special request for his wife. After researching the meaning of the north star, he decided that was the perfect symbol to give his wife. He presented his idea to our custom jewelry expert and the piece was designed to his specifications.
When the piece was done, our customer gave it to his wife with a handwritten love letter.
The north star holds much meaning through history, in navigation and is a special cultural symbol.
The North Star is the anchor or the northern sky, rarely referred to by its real name, Polaris. When facing the North Star, the east is on your right, the west on your left, and the south at your back. You can find the North Star at any time of the year, and at any hour of the night in the northern hemisphere. The North Star belongs to the constellation of Ursa Minor, which consists of stars that make up the Little Dipper. It marks the end of the handle of the Little Dipper, whose stars are much fainter compared to those of the Big Dipper.
It is a landmark, or skymark, that helps those who follow it determine their direction. It glows brightly to guide you toward your destination.
For many, the North Star is a beacon of hope and inspiration.
The North Star has played a prominent role in history and religion. It is thought the 3 Kings followed the North Star to find baby Jesus. African Americans followed the north star to the underground railroad when they fled slavery. The North Star was also the name of an anti-slavery paper.
When you find your North Star, you know where you're headed. It is seen as an eternal reassurance for travelers.
When we look within ourselves, checking in with our own compass for direction, may we discover the gifts we already have to move forward, to move north, with purpose and hope.
With such deep meaning given to the North Star, our customer must have one very happy wife.