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The Eye of Providence .925 Sterling Silver Pendant

MKD The Eye of Providence .925 Sterling Silver Pendant

$69.99
The Eye of Providence .925 Silver Sterling Pendant.
•Brand: MKD
•Main Stone: Turquoise
•Dimensions: 1"
•Metal Purity: .925
•Material: Sterling Silver

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MKD The Eye of Providence .925 Sterling Silver Pendant

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The Eye of Providence .925 Silver Sterling Pendant.

  • Brand: MKD
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Dimensions: 1"
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Material: Sterling Silver

Your order will be processed within 24 hours of receipt. Allow between 7 to 10 days for delivery. For faster delivery option please contact us using the form below.

The Eye of Providence .925 Sterling Silver Pendant

The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory. It is sometimes interpreted as representing the eye of God watching over humankind (or divine providence). In the modern era, the most notable depiction of the eye is the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, which appears on the United States one-dollar bill.

In 1782, the Eye of Providence was adopted as part of the symbolism on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States. It was first suggested as an element of the Great Seal by the first of three design committees in 1776 and is thought to be the suggestion of the artistic consultant, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere.

"The open eye was selected as the symbol of watchfulness, and the eye of God as the symbol of Divine watchfulness and care of the universe. The use of the symbol in this sense is repeatedly to be found in the Hebrew writers. Thus, the Psalmist says, Psalm xxxiv, 15: "The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry," which explains a subsequent passage (Psalm cxxi, 4), in which it is said: "Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep."

In his original proposal to the committee, Du Similtere placed the Eye over shields symbolizing each of the original thirteen states of the Union. On the version of the seal that was eventually approved, the Eye is positioned above an unfinished pyramid of thirteen steps (again symbolizing the original States, but incorporating the nation's potential for future growth). The symbolism is explained by the motto that appears above the Eye: Annuit Coeptis, meaning "He approves (or has approved) [our] undertakings". This reflects the founding fathers belief that God favors the creation the United States and will bless its future prosperity.

Today, the Eye of Providence is usually associated with Freemasonry. The Eye first appeared as part of the standard iconography of the Freemasons in 1797, with the publication of Thomas Smith Webb's Freemasons Monitor. Here, it represents the all-seeing eye of God and is a reminder that a Mason's thoughts and deeds are always observed by God (who is referred to in Masonry as the Great Architect of the Universe). Typically, the Masonic Eye of Providence has a semi-circular glory below the eye.

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