We Three Wands of Orient Are

$60.00

Only 1 available

These three wands are modeled after the three magi that appear in the Biblical Christmas nativity story. They are being sold as a set.

Melchior, Balthasar (Bithiserea), and Gaspar (Gathaspa) are the Greek
names for the three magi of the Biblical nativity story (ie. "We Three
Kings of Orient Are"). So, we've made a set of three wands, each
modeled after the Greco-Roman images of the magi. The names and the
personages come from writings that appeared after the writing of the
Gospels. They are nameless magi (a name for priests of Zoroastrianism,
also a word meaning 'Sorcerers', translated as 'kings' in the KJV) in
the Gospel According to Matthew. The names derive from an early 6th
century Greek manuscript in Alexandria and later Latin texts that
continue that tradition.

Wand #22 is named for Melchior, the bringer of gold. Melchior was said to be an old man with a white beard (which is what forms the spiral effect on the wand by the same name). The wand is hand-crafted from birch wood.

Wand #23 is named for Gaspar. Gaspar was a beard-less boy who brought frankincense, symbolic of holiness. The smoke from the frankincense forms a spiral down the wand. The wand is hand-crafted from cherry wood.

Wand #24 is named for Balthasar, a man with a full beard, who, according to the story, brought Jesus myrrh. Myrrh is used in incenses and oils and is often associated with death and suffering. The wand is hand-crafted from walnut wood.

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Shipping from United States

I strive to ship your product via USPS within 3 business days of receiving your order.
UK buyers: Orders worth more than £15 may require the buyer to pay a 20% VAT, plus an additional £8 handling fee before you are able to pick up your package.

Refunds

If you are unhappy with your purchase or the product is damaged on arrival, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund, replacement, or repair.

Custom orders requiring extensive work (wands, staves, some clothing, and chainmaille clothing and armor) may be ineligible for refund due to dissatisfaction. I will clarify this when the arrangements have been made for the custom item.

Additional

I can make custom orders. If you see something you like, but want it in a different size or color, please contact me. Some items cannot be customized.

My wands and staves are handcrafted as individual items, and no two are ever alike. I am willing to consider a customer's wants and needs to craft a custom wand or stave, but cannot replicate an existing wand or stave. If you would like a custom item, please contact me.

Custom orders requiring extensive work (wands, staves, some clothing, and chainmaille clothing and armor) may be ineligible for refund due to dissatisfaction. I will clarify this when the arrangements have been made for the custom item.

Frequently Asked Questions

Care instructions

Care instructions: All of our aluminum chainmaille jewelry and clothing can be easily washed using dish-soap if it dulls or begins to leave marks on your skin. Simply hand-wash and hang dry.

Custom and personalized orders

I can make custom orders. If you see something you like, but want it in a different size or color, please contact me. Some items cannot be customized.

My wands and staves are handcrafted as individual items, and no two are ever alike. I am willing to consider a customer's wants and needs to craft a custom wand or stave, but cannot replicate an existing wand or stave. If you would like a custom item, please contact me.

Custom orders requiring extensive work (wands, staves, some clothing, and chainmaille clothing and armor) may be ineligible for refund due to dissatisfaction. I will clarify this when the arrangements have been made for the custom item.

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