Stars are associated with awe and wonder, symbolic of divine guidance and protection:-
- 4-pointed star – representative of a cross and “Star of Bethlehem”
- 5-pointed star – divine symbol of oneness, human spirit +4 elements
- 6-pointed star – The Star of David, symbol of Jewish faith and divine protection
- 7-pointed star – Archangel Gabrielle, also shining bright
- 8-pointed star – star of Lakshmi, in Hindu tradition represents eight kinds of wealth: victory, patience, health, knowledge, nourishment, prosperity, mobility and riches
- 9-pointed star – can represent the nine Greek muses and the Fruits of the Spirit in the book of the Galatians in the bible
- 10-pointed star – can be associated with the Kabbalistic tree of life or the 10 disciples of Jesus
They are an enduring symbol of motivation ‘reach for the stars’ and reward ‘you’re a star’
The moon represents immortality and eternity, healing and energy, A waning moon symbolising letting go, a crescent moon new beginnings and a fresh start.
The Victorians were inspired by nature in the age of botany and created a wonderful language of flowers. Ivy became symbolic of fidelity and marriage. As it grows it clings in whatever environment, has green leaves in winter, therefore a symbol of the enduring qualities of love. Often seen in 19th Century tiaras, also worn as brooches, traditionally a sprig of ivy was always included in a bridal bouquet.