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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Ohio Mayor Backs Head-Scarf Ban for Police, August 17th

Officers are allowed to wear religious jewelry, such as a cross necklace, as long as it is under a shirt and cannot be seen, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, Columbus police spokesman. That city officials are even talking about the issue is an important first...Read more

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LA Magazine (blog), August 11th

Cheap hotels are everywhere and knockoff religious jewelry hustlers line the streets around the Basilica of San Juan de Los Lagos, where a small image of the Virgin Mary, or Cihuapilli in Nahuatl, draws pilgrims from all over Mexico, eager to pump...Read more

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Digital Journal, July 23rd

As a leading platform for beautiful personalized jewelry products, Religious Jewelry is providing the opportunity for customers to purchase an electronic gift certificate. Whether a graduation, birthday, anniversary, or a return from a tour of duty, a...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

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