While gold and silver have been used as money, ornaments, and status symbols for centuries, they also hold spiritual powers that can bring happiness to those who wear them.
Both gold and silver are chemical elements on the periodic table with atomic symbols Au and Ag. Most of the elements’ abbreviations are derived from Greek and Latin, or other ancient origins.
The sun is one of the most popular symbols on jewelry because it represents life. Without the sun, we would not be here on Earth.
The Sun is made up of a combination of gases that are in the form of plasma (matter with electrons). It is composed mostly of hydrogen and helium, along with seven other elements: oxygen, carbon, neon, nitrogen, magnesium, iron and silicon.
The core of the Sun is where nuclear fusion reactions take place, which converts protons of hydrogen into helium. Temperatures here exceed 27 million degF/15 million degC, making it the hottest part of the Sun.
The moon is a significant symbol for many cultures around the world. It represents feminine energy, cyclical change, and a fresh start.
It also symbolizes intuition, wisdom, and a sense of connection to the spirit world. It is a powerful force that can be harnessed through contemplation and serenity.
As life moves increasingly online and away from nature, it is vital to connect to rhythms and cycles outside of the frantic pace of modern living. The moon’s phases can help you reconnect to these important cycles and reconnect with your spirituality.
The Earth, the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest in the solar system, is a rocky globe with an equatorial radius of 6,378 km (3,963 miles). It has one natural satellite, the Moon.
The planet’s crust is made of iron, magnesium, silicon and a bit of nickel; it extends about 18 miles (30 km) below the surface. Below that lies the mantle, which is a thick layer of superheated rock.
Scientists believe the planet formed 4.5 billion years ago. Its sphere is slightly bulging in the middle, making it an oblate spheroid (a spherical planet that is not perfectly round). The geoid, an imaginary line that runs horizontally around the earth’s center, shows the model shape of the planet.
The Sea is a vast body of saline water that covers 2/3rds of Earth’s surface. It is a crucial resource for humankind, as it is the source of substantial supplies of food, such as fish and shellfish, as well as mammals and seaweed, whether caught by fishermen or farmed underwater.
The sea is also a major source of mineral resources, such as gold, which has been highly esteemed since the beginning of recorded history. It is estimated that there are around 3 parts in a billion of gold.
The sea has played a major role in the culture, history and economy of humankind, and has been harnessed for trade, travel, power generation, mineral extraction and warfare. Maritime space is governed by admiralty law, and the United Nations is working to ensure peaceful and cooperative uses of the seas for the benefit of humankind.
The sky is a region of the Earth’s atmosphere that can be seen upward from the surface. It includes the planets, Moon, and stars.
The daytime sky is blue because air molecules scatter shorter wavelengths of sunlight more than longer ones (redder light).
At night, the sky appears to be a mostly dark surface or region spangled with stars. The Sun and sometimes the Moon are visible in the daytime sky unless they are obscured by clouds.
The sky is made up of a thin layer of atmosphere that surrounds the Earth. This ring of atmosphere is thinner at the poles and thicker near the equator.