Jewellery has a profound ability to carry meaning. It may be a gift you purchase for yourself or for a loved one, or it may be passed down to you through the generations. It can represent a belief, an experience, or simply a moment in time. In whichever way you come to own a piece of jewellery, it is the story of how it came to you by which you will often value it the most.
Many Lua jewellery pieces bring with them special significance, carrying meaningful engravings from the Baha'i Faith.
The Greatest Name and the Ringstone Symbol are two such Baha'i symbols – poignant reminders and guardians for protection that can be with you for a lifetime.
Greatest Name consists of an Arabic impression of "O Thou Glory of the All-Glorious". It can serve as a metaphor for how the Faith of God through the ages has preserved humankind from the spiritual storms of our earthly lives, and how we can apply this in our own daily lives. This Arabic calligraphic rendering was originally drawn by the early Baha’i calligrapher Mis͟hkín-Qalam
The top bar signifies the spiritual world of God; the bottom bar signifies the physical world; the line between signifies the many Manifestations of God; and the vertical line joins the three horizontal bars together in the same way that the Divine Messengers of God form the link between the world of God and world of man. The two accompanying stars represent Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb, central figures in the Baha’i Faith.
Nine Pointed Star
As the highest single number, nine is recognised as a powerful element, representing the numerical value of the word ‘Bahá’ (Arabic for "Glory") in the Abjad numerical system and it is commonly used as an emblem representing "9", because of the association of number 9 with perfection and unity.