Seraphim Sardius Carnelian gemstone necklace with antiqued silver vintage recast angel medallion and sterling silver heart prayer locket. Chain length made to order: 16", 18", 20", or 22".
THE SARDIUSCARNELIAN GEMSTONE IS ASSIGNED TO THE ANGELIC ORDER OF THE SERAPHIM.
The Seraphim are the highest order of the choirs of angels.
The God-loving six-winged Seraphim stand closer than all before their Creator and maker, as the prophet Isaiah saw, saying: "And the seraphim stood around Him, each having six wings" (Isaiah 6:2).
Standing before such glory, the seraphim are fire-like, as it said: "Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire" (Ps 103:4). "For our God is a consuming fire." [Heb 12:29]; "His throne was a flame of fire" (Dan 7:9); "the appearance of the Lord was like a blazing fire" [Ex 24:17].
The Seraphim are aflame with love for God and kindle others to such love, as is shown by their very name, for "seraphim" in the Hebrew language means: "flaming".
[noted from The Minea of Saint Dimitry of Rostov]