Religious Jewelry: A
by: Chris Robertson
The wearing of religious jewelry is steeped in many faiths. Christian jewelry
often takes the form of a cross that is worn by the Christian as an outward
symbol of his or her inner faith in Jesus.
In the Catholic tradition, religious jewelry is often given as a Baptism gift, a
Communion gift, or a Confirmation gift. Tiny rosaries or small bracelets are
often given to babies upon their Baptism, while necklaces and rosaries are often
chosen as gifts for First Holy Communion. For Catholic children, however, it is
Confirmation - and the Saint medals they receive - that is often the most
In preparation for their Confirmation, Roman Catholic pre-teens choose a Saint's
name to take as their own. It's not uncommon for them to pour over books about
Saints and to query relatives about their own Confirmation names. Often,
relatives will bring out the Saints medals they received as gifts upon their
Confirmations and share vivid recollections about the significance of their
Presenting Saint medals to Roman Catholics experiencing their Confirmation is
common, as is the gifting of other religious jewelry. Christian jewelry, such as
gold or silver crucifixes, Holy Spirit pins, and rosaries are also given. But it
is often saint medals that mean the most to the girl or boy being Confirmed.
Some of the most popular Patron Saints are:
St. Jude - The Patron Saint of desperate cases, St. Jude was one of the 12
Apostles. His feast day is October 28.
St. Matthew - One of the 12 Apostles, St. Matthew is the Patron Saint of
bankers, possibly because he was a tax collector prior to his conversion. His
feast day is September 21.
St. Philomena - Although much of her life remains a mystery, it is believed that
St. Philomena was martyred at the age of 14. This is why she is the Patron Saint
of infants and children.
St. Thomas Aquinas - Born in 1226, St. Thomas Aquinas is the Patron Saint of
students and of universities. His feast day is January 28.
St. Agnes - The Patron Saint of girls, more specifically of the Children of
Mary, St. Agnes was martyred at the age of 13. Her feast day is January 21.
Religious jewelry is not only an adornment - it is a manifestation of faith.
When given as a gift, it is an acknowledgement of the spirituality of the
recipient. When worn, it is a reminder of one's faith in God and a recognition
of one's humble origins.
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is such a powerful accessory that many choose one fabulous piece and build an
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Celtic Jewelry - A Beautiful Mystery
Celtic jewelry like the Celts themselves has a rich history and a proud
tradition. Immensely beautiful with intricate Celtic symbols and delicate
designs, Celtic cross jewelry, Celtic knot jewelry, and beautiful Claddaugh
rings have been admired and desired for thousands of years.
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