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When should I give Cross Jewellery?

Written by Shantelle-Ann Marquis   Cross jewellery is used as a symbol of faith, hope, and love among Christians. It’s a popular gift, suitable for many religious events and holidays. According to old Christian traditions, it was the Godparents of a child that gave them their first Cross during the child's baptism in the church.  Within the Christian faith, it is common for people to present younger relatives and friends with the gift of Cross jewellery for varies celebrations.  Receiving Cross jewellery as a gift is believed to be a good sign symbolizing a person's love and affection, as well as a transfer of power and life experiences being passed down. But in today's society, it is often deemed acceptable to purchase a cross...

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What is the difference between a Crucifix and a Cross?

Written by Shantelle-Ann Marquis   Many people believe that the symbol of a cross and the crucifixes are the same when worn on a necklace or bracelet, however, in the world of fashion and jewelry, this is very untrue.  Despite their similar appearance of a T - shaped design, the Crucifix, and the Cross designed jewellery are very different in their detail and significance.  The Cross as a symbol Throughout history, the symbol of the cross was used to resemble the crucifixion of Christ as a sign of religion, triumph, and faith.  It also became the universal symbol of Christian faith no matter the denomination (Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Church of England, Orthodox, etc.)  This led to its growth in popularity among Christians...

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The History of Charms

Written by Shantelle-Ann Marquis The origins and historical timeline of charms and charm bracelets vary from different nations and cultures, and therefore, impossible to determine an exact date that the charm bracelet came to be. Here is a brief timeline of the history of charm bracelets as dictated by historians and archeologists.  Neolithic EraIt is believed that charm bracelets originate as far as the Prehistoric - Neolithic Era, in which people would carry pieces of wood, animal bones, rocks, seashells, and gemstones to ward off their enemies and evil spirits or bring them good luck. Historians suggest that they were later carved and crafted into talismans and amulets.  Such ancient charms have been discovered in Africa, Europe and other parts...

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Australian Themed Charms

Written by Shantelle-Ann Marquis   Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most well-known landmarks in Australia. It is the sixth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge. This bridge measures 134 meters (440 feet) from the top to the water level. It was inaugurated on March 19, 1932. It took 1,400 men eight years to build this bridge.  The total cost of construction was 4.2 million dollars. During the construction a total of 16 fatalities occurred. Due to its distinctive arch shape, the bridge has got a nickname ‘Coat Hanger’. The initial three coats on the bridge required 272,000 liters of paint. Sydney Harbour Bridge carries all kinds of traffic including rail, vehicles, bicycles,...

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Australia Animal Charms

Written by Shantelle-Ann Marquis   Kangaroo The most famous of the Australian animals, the kangaroo is on our national emblem and is also the symbol of the Australian Airline Qantas.  There are four different kangaroo species, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo, antilopine kangaroo and the red kangaroo which is the largest marsupial in the world. Traveling in groups known as ‘mobs’, ‘troops’ or ‘courts’, kangaroos can hop on two legs or walk on all four, they can swim and jump really high but they cannot walk backward.  View charm KoalaPeople always think of the cute cuddly koala bear when they think of Australian animals. but did you know that koalas aren't born at all?!  Koalas are marsupials which means...

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