Ancient Egyptians first wore jewelry made of widely available gold and precious stones to symbolize good luck, healing, and eternal life. The scarab (beetle), the lotus, serpents, the eye of the Horus, and the ankh were the main symbols. Native Americans, too, wore jewelry made of turquoise and silver to honor the spirits, using specific colors and animal totems.

Early Christians identified themselves with crosses and rosary prayer beads, but because they faced much persecution, they often preferred the less-obvious fish charm, as the Greek word for fish, “ichthys,” was an acronym for “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior.”

Christian icons, particularly crosses made in Berlin ironwork, made a comeback in the Victorian era, the first time the symbol had been worn widely since the Renaissance. Women also wore belt buckles featuring Medieval Gothic architectural motifs such as stylized shamrocks known as trefoil, the three-leaf symbol of the Holy Trinity, and quatrefoil, the four-leaf sign of the four Gospels.

In Jewish culture, the Star of David is a popular charm, thought to be the symbol King David used to decorate his battle shield.

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CHS Capitol Hill Seattle, May 27th

LGBTQ Liaison Officer Jim Ritter was on Broadway Tuesday afternoon to help Charlie's on Broadway owner Ken Bauer affix his new Safe Place program sticker to the front door of the longtime Capitol Hill restaurant. Ritter said Charlie's was one of 50...Read more

Religious Jewelry Announces Additional Birthstone Jewelry to Extensive Inventory
Digital Journal, May 14th

Lumberton, NJ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/14/2015 -- With the warmer weather comes more opportunity to display beautiful pieces of jewelry. In a way to celebrate faith, Religious Jewelry is announcing the addition of unique birthstone jewelry to their...Read more

Cranston's Luca & Stella jewelry line is tribute to a brother's dream
The Providence Journal, March 28th

Named after Fred Magnanimi's two children, Luca, 5, and Stella, 2, the line is more fashion-forward than the religious jewelry the company has been known for producing since his grandfather opened the business in Cranston in 1951. Magnanimi, 36 ...Read more

Thieves steal religious, family heirlooms from Oklahoma family, October 31st

The intruder stole about $16,000 worth of family heirlooms and a unique collection of religious jewelry the McHughs have collected over the years. Detectives say they are working another burglary case in the neighborhood. Officers say they are...Read more

Religious jewelry might conflict with company's grooming policy, May 24th

Religious jewelry might conflict with company's grooming policy. It depends on what type of "accessories" you are wearing and how or why they are causing others to be offended. Loading… Post to Facebook. Religious jewelry might conflict with company's ...Read more

No tolerance for religious jewelry
OneNewsNow, July 9th

According to an attorney, a California college student working at a student orientation event was devastated when her supervisor told her to remove her cross necklace because incoming students might be offended by it. Audrey Jarvis, 19, felt she had no ...Read more

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Huffington Post, July 19th

We reached out to the Huffington Post Religion community asking what kind of religious jewelry they own and what it means to them. Do you treasure a piece of jewelry that has a spiritual meaning for you? Send a picture of it to religion@huffingtonpost...Read more

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