This is a second quality shelf due to a cosmetic flaw on the far left symbol. There was a hiccup in the engraving run and this area needed to be filled in. Also, please note, this is a 5-tier shelf. You will be receiving the exact shelf shown in the last three photos. Returns not accepted on seconds quality. Thank you.
The Stone & Violet Alchemy Shelf features symbols representing...
The Three Primes. The Four Elements. The Seven Metals.
At Alchemy's core, the cosmos is fitted into three spiritual substances, Sulfur, Salt and Mercury. Together they are known as the Tria Prima, The Three Primes. The Alchemists also believed that all matter was composed of the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. These four elements were considered the building blocks of all matter. With the correct combination of elements, it was theorized that any substance on earth could be formed. Finally, belief in the connection between the seven metals with the 'seven planets' reaches back into ancient history. The link between man, the earth-bound metals and the wider cosmos has long ago been established. Gold has always been associated with the Sun, and Silver, with The Moon. The seven metals and their planetary and astrological correspondences are important in many aspects of alchemy and modern energy workings.
Carefully and cleanly carved into the base of the Alchemy Shelf are symbols for the following:
The Three Primes: Sulfur, Salt & Mercury
The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire & Water
The Seven Metals:
GOLD dominated by The Sun SILVER dominated by The Moon COPPER dominated by Venus IRON dominated by Mars TIN dominated by Jupiter MERCURY (quicksilver) dominated by Mercury LEAD dominated by Saturn
Full nail construction (no glue!) for a solid and secure shelf. Wood: Poplar Dimension: 14.5" Tall. 12" Wide. 1.7" Deep 4 Usable Shelf Tiers Stain: Dark Walnut Finish: Beeswax and Natural Oils
Precision carving Handmade in Pennsylvania
The back panel of the shelf has been branded with a Stone & Violet marking. A sawtooth hanger has been pre-installed for wall display, however this design can also be displayed resting on a shelf, table or mantle. Rubber bumpers have been placed on the lower two corners for shelf balance and leveling. All of our shelves are crafted from Poplar wood with full nail construction (no glue!) for a solid and strong display for your crystals and other special treasures.
The Original Alchemy shelf measures approximately 14.5" tall, 12" wide and 1.7" deep. This shelf has four usable shelf levels to place your crystals, minerals or other treasures. The space at the peak of the shelf measures approximately 3.6" in height. The remaining three shelf levels measure approximately 2.3" in height.
Please allow up to 5 business days for your shelf to leave our studio. Thank you.
You will receive one shelf and it will be very similar to theshelfshown in the photos. Wood grain patterns vary. Crystals and minerals shown are for example only and are not included with the shelf.