The diamond represents eternity while the Griffin represents wisdom and strength, thus eternal strength and wisdom, what a majestic gift fit for your king or your prince! Please feel free to check out my other Museum Quality Stick Pins! In symbolism, the griffin combines the symbolic qualities of two solar creatures, the lion and the eagle. It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord of the earth. Griffins are a symbol of the sun, wisdom, vengeance, strength, and salvation.
The griffin's ability to soar like an eagle made him an emblem of poetic and spiritual inspiration. The griffin was also an embodiment of Nemesis, the goddess of vengeance and retribution, and turned her wheel of fortune. The griffin's dual nature led it to be associated with Jesus Christ, God and man, king of heaven and earth.
The eagle half of the griffin signified Christ's divinity and the lion half represented his humanity. During the Middle Ages, griffins were symbols of Christ's resurrection. The strength of the lion and the wisdom of the eagle combined in the griffin symbolized the strength and wisdom of God. The item "Spectacular Art Nouveau French 18K Gold Griffin Diamond Fully Marked Stick Pin" is in sale since Wednesday, August 20, 2014.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "bluefirebreather" and is located in San Bernardino, California.
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