Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One Final Gift...An Irish Poem

One Final Gift...An Irish Poem


Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.

This Irish poem speaks well of the Irish culture along with sterling silver Celtic jewelry. Irish poems and the artistic designs of Irish jewelry speak to the rich Irish heritage that the UK draws on. Many other cultures lean on the art and culture of Ireland as well.
You can ind thousands of different types of Irish jewelry and Celtic jewelry just by going to Irish jewelry. This includes Celtic knot rings, Irish necklaces, pendants, charms and earrings.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Celtic Cross Pendants and Christian Quotes

Sterling Silver Celtic Cross Pendants

Let's take a look at several fine examples of sterling silver Celtic cross pendants.  These Celtic cross pendants work hand-in-hand with Christian quotes to serve as a reminder of basic Christian values and fundamentals.
Let's take a look at a few fine Christian quotes as we look at the Celtic cross necklace.
"Be assured that the Savior loves you so much that He made it possible for you to change and to repent if you make a mistake. Satan does not want you to think you can change. He will try to convince you that all is lost. That is a lie. You can return. You can repent. You can be pure and holy because of the Savior's infinite Atonement." (Elaine S. Dalton)

"From the Atonement of the Savior flows the soothing salve that can heal our spiritual wounds and remove guilt. However, this salve can only be applied through the principles of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, and consistent obedience. The results of sincere repentance are peace of conscience, comfort, and spiritual healing and renewal." (David A. Bednar)
"Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, life would be a dead-end road without hope or future. With the Atonement, life is an ennobling, inspiring journey of growth and development that leads to eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father." (Dieter F. Uchtdorf
After a nice look at the Celtic cross pendants let's ask the obvious question. What is so special about the Celtic cross necklace as opposed to any other cross necklace?
The answer is understanding the meaning of the Celtic cross.  An easy way to understand the meaning of Celtic crosses is to look at Celtic cross meaning.

Sterling Silver Cross Necklaces


Sterling silver cross necklaces come in many types of sub-genres secondary to sterling silver cross necklaces. For instance, there are mens cross necklaces, cross necklaces for women, Celtic cross necklaces, Fleur de Lis cross necklaces, traditional cross necklaces and contemporary cross necklaces to mention a few. Go to sterling silver cross necklaces to see just how vast the collection is.
The sample sterling silver cross necklaces in this post are drawn from the mens cross necklace collection.  The silver cross necklace for men shown above and all the others in this post comes from the same collection and they all come with your choice of three silver chains and our lengths of chain.
The sterling silver mens cross necklace is typically designed to appeal to the Christian men who like to wear cross jewelry. 

Sterling Silver Word Jewelry

Sterling Silver Word Jewelry

Sterling silver word jewelry comes in a limitless variety.  Notice the emphasis on "limitless".  How can anything be limitless, much less word jewelry. I'll show you some examples of limitless word jewelry and then I think you'll understand.
Word jewelry is word charms or word pendants that in one way or another have words engraved on them or the word charm is in the shape of a word.
The word jewelry collection that we're referring to include three main types of word pendants. Two in the shape of a heart. One is a hollow heart. The third word charm in a hollow round shape.  That is the one we will emphasis in order to show examples of how word pendants are endless in possibilities.

These sterling silver word charms can be used together to create a theme type of word necklace like first necklace shows. The word charm can be used in combination with other silver charms like the second necklace shows. Word charms can also create a theme with other silver charms like the following example shows.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Scottish Jewelry

Scottish Jewelry

Sterling silver Scottish jewelry and Irish jewelry are overlapping types of jewelry, a sub-genre of Celtic jewelry.
In many cases Scottish jewelry and Irish jewelry are the same. Their are two types or Scottish symbols that are exclusively Scottish jewelry. Those two items are the Scottish thistle and the Scottish Luckenbooth charms.
Scottish Luckenbooth Charms
In a way, the Scottish Luckenbooth charm is a Scottish version of the Irish Claddagh. But there is much more to it than a simple and incomplete comparison. Let's look into the history of the Luckenbooth charm.
Luckenbooth is a Scottish name for a jewelry store. It was sometime in the 1500's when shops in Edinburgh Scotland sprouted up. They were the first permanent jewelry shops in Scotland.
There was a certain style of a Luckenbooth symbol that started out as a brooch. It was often an emblem given to the bride by the groom on the wedding day.  As tradition has it, that same brooch was pinned on the shawl of the first baby born to that couple for good luck.
Elements of the Luckenbooth charm, as it is now used, resemble some of the elements of the Irish Claddagh symbol.  Like the Claddagh the Luckenbooth came to be used as a love token or symbol.
The Luckenbooth charm shown just below and the one above are two examples of a Scottish Luckenbooth charm. They are a great part of Scottish jewelry.
These two Luckenbooth Scottish charms and the Scottish thistle charm shown below are a the part of Scottish jewelry that separates the Scottish jewelry from Irish jewelry.

This sterling silver Scottish necklace is made from a Scottish thistle which is Scotland's national symbol.

Scottish ThistleScottish national emblem.
One can argue of original meanings of Celtic symbols but what matters most is what connects to the wearer of these rich Irish symbols. Celtic Knot: Symbolic of connectedness, continuity and eternity (no beginning, no end).
While there is disputation over the meaning behind the Celtic knot symbols one thing everyone agrees on is that the Celtic knot and other designs are now a classic.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Irish Cross Necklaces

Irish Cross Necklaces

Irish cross necklaces come in many shapes and styles but the type of Irish cross necklace we're going to look at is Irish Claddagh cross necklaces. The Irish Claddagh symbol is rich in symbolism and the Irish cross necklace is rich in symbolism. Combine the two and you've got a great cross necklace.  This is typical for Irish jewelry.

This sterling silver Irish Claddagh cross necklace is the ultimate Claddagh cross necklace. It has Celtic cross elements with the Celtic trinity knots engraved on the bottom three end caps and a bigger trinity knot on the top end cap.
The typical Celtic circle is replaced by the hands portion of the Claddagh symbol.  This Claddagh cross necklace is a great example of what Irish jewelry can bring to Celtic cross necklaces.
When know what the cross necklace represents and we likely know what the trinity knot means. Let's look at the Irish Claddagh symbol.  The hands are holding a heart and the heart is wearing a crown.  The Claddagh is a popular Irish jewelry symbol the represents loyalty, love and friendship.
This Claddagh cross necklace is a perfect Claddagh cross necklace for men and women both.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

How Great Thou Art


One of the greatest Christian hymns of all time is "How Great Thou Art".  It is inspiring and brings joy and peace to the soul, much like Celtic cross jewelry.  Let's take a look at the lyrics of "How Great Thou Art" while also looking at a few pictures of Celtic cross jewelry.
How Great Thou Art Lyrics
Verse 1:
O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

Verse 2:
When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur

And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Verse 3:
And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.


Verse 4:
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"

Celtic cross pendants are the biggest part of Celtic cross jewelry.  Each of these Celtic cross pendants come with a choice of three types of silver chains and a choice of four lengths. Each Celtic cross pendant is really a choice of twelve Celtic cross pendants.

The sterling silver Celtic cross pendant comes in an amazing selection.  You can be inspired with an all time great hymn and some great Celtic cross jewelry.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Irish Jewelry

Sterling Silver Irish Jewelry

Sterling silver Irish jewelry comes with all the various types of jewelry a major genre would come with like the Irish Claddagh ring, Celtic knot rings, Irish Celtic necklaces, Irish earrings, Irish Claddagh charms, Claddagh necklaces and more.
Irish jewelry is a very rich culture which lends itself very well to Irish jewelry. The same is true for the Celtic culture which preceded the Irish culture and evolved down into the Irish culture so the jewelry design of both Celtic and Irish jewelry is very rich as a result.
The Irish clover, both three-leaf and our-leaf are extremely popular icons in Irish jewelry. The only Irish symbol more popular than the clover/shamrock is the Irish Claddagh. In this case we look at the Irish Claddagh ring above as a prime example o using the Claddagh to represent Irish jewelry.

Because the Celtic culture evolved into the Irish culture we show on fine example of Celtic knot rings featured just above.  We will also show an example of the two types of symbols evolving into one classic design for Irish jewelry just below.

Irish Claddagh Ring

The sterling silver Irish Claddagh ring shown just below has the iconic Irish Claddagh in the form of a Claddagh ring.  However, this Irish Claddagh ring has Celtic knots in the design as well. More specially a Celtic trinity knot.  This is an excellent example of the two cultures merging together combining their rich symbolism.
Earlier we made mention of the Irish Claddagh symbol being so popular for Irish jewelry. To understand why look at Claddagh ring meaning which outlines the meaning and the history of the Claddagh symbolism.
The Claddagh ring meaning applies to all Claddagh symbols used in any type of Irish jewelry.  Whether the Claddagh is in the form or a charm, a Claddagh necklace or a Claddagh earring, the meaning is the same.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Celtic Cross Meaning

Celtic Cross Meaning

Many claim to know the meaning of the Celtic cross.  Many do. But many lump the various meanings of the Celtic cross into one or two descriptions.  We are not going to get into the full meaning of the  Celtic cross at this time because it is to extensive. Rather we will looking into the Celtic cross meaning of the Celtic cross necklace shown below. When you understand the meaning of a Celtic icon it can usually be applied to other Celtic cross pendants.
The Celtic cross meaning of this Celtic cross necklace is spread over a few Celtic icons.  Notice the crossing lines are equidistant. Most, but not all Celtic crosses are based on the Latin style of cross where the vertical line is longer than the horizontal line.
The Celtic circle represents the Celtic circle of life as well as eternity.  The end cap of all four lines is a unique and somewhat rare Celtic Fleur de lis geometric design. There are three points to this design. Each point represents a member of the Holy Trinity.
This sterling silver Celtic necklace comes with a choice of three different types of chains as well as a choice of our lengths of chain turning the Celtic knot necklace into twelve Celtic knot necklaces.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

The positive affirmations that we are going to look at in this post come from positive quotes. Positive quotes in there own way are positive affirmations. They can be every bit as inspiring as any other affirmation.
As we look at these affirmations we will also talk about word jewelry and how the two relate to each other.  As you look at these positive quote affirmations there will often be bolded words because they are words that come in word jewelry.
"Don't stress about the closed doors behind you. New doors are opening if you keep moving forward." (Thema Davis)  This quote speaks to perseverance which is a word pendant in the word jewelry genre.
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) This affirmation also speaks to perseverance as well as to hope.
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth." (William Purkey)
"As we awake to a new day, most of us think of the same old things. It's a new day, so think of new things. New things to do, new ways to do them, new ways to make things interesting, new things to make life better, new ways to help your dreams come true. If you wake up every new day thinking of the same old things, then you set yourself up for the same old fall." (Unknown)  This positive affirmation speaks to living a life of dreams.
"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble." (Charles H. Spurgeon) This speaks to kindness and service.
"Don't let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out." (Robert Tew)
 These are all positive affirmations and speak to your soul as does word jewelry.

Amazing Grace: Most Popular Christian Hymn

Amazing Grace: Most Popular Christian Hymn

I don't think any would argue with the claim that the Christian hymn,  "Amazing Grace" is the most popular hymn of all time. Sing Amazing Grace is worship at its finest.
Nothing short of your favorite Bible verses will inspire the Christian soul as much as the lyrics to this inspired hymn. Let's take a look at all six verses of Amazing Grace.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
John Newton (1725-1807)

Just as Amazing Grace is the most popular of all Christian Hymns, the sterling silver mens cross necklace is the most popular of all cross necklaces.
Just like singing Amazing Grace stirs the soul, wearing a mens cross necklace can likewise stir the soul and inspire your heart. The mens cross necklace acts as a visual reminder of all that is good about Christianity.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Celtic Jewelry

Celtic Jewelry

Sterling silver Celtic jewelry comes in many various types. These types of Celtic jewelry range from a Celtic knot necklace to a Celtic earring to a Celtic ring and many more.

Celtic Knot Necklace

As we look at Celtic jewelry we will look at a Celtic knot necklace and a Celtic ring.

Celtic Ring


The sterling silver Celtic ring is the single most popular type of Celtic jewelry.

Sterling silver Celtic rings are an excellent way to wear the luck-of-the-Irish.

Christian Quotes For Men

Christian Quotes For Men

For the Christian, the Holy Bible is the place to learn about the gospel and get inspired. There are Christian quotes that also inspire and motivate the Christian believer.
We will take a look at a few Christian quotes from John Wesley.
I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation, and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine and saved me rom the law of sin and death. (John Wesley)
As we read some inpsiring Christian quotes let's look at some specialized Celtic cross jewelry that also goes along with Christian quotes as ar as inspiration and motivation.
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.” (John Wesley)
The highly decorative and extra symbol sterling silver Celtic cross necklace adds a whole new level to cross necklaces. The Celtic cross necklace has more Christian symbolism than the average cross necklace.
"I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians in England" (John Wesley)
It seems like a tall order to claim that the Celtic cross necklace is more Christian symbolic than any other silver cross necklace. To understand that claim and to see that it is true look at Celtic cross meaning. It looks at the meaning of Celtic symbolis used on Celtic cross necklaces.
“You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most. It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you. (John Wesley)



Friday, October 4, 2013

Positive Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations help us to change attitudes, help us to make good changes and self improvement. Positive affirmations help us create positive attitudes.
Positive affirmations boil down to one or more power words regardless of what type of positive affirmation you're using.
That's when affirmations from sterling silver affirmation jewelry comes into play. For example, let's look at a few positive affirmations and see how affirmation charms are used to make affirmation necklaces, all a part of silver affirmation jewelry.
As you read this positive affirmation considered the uppercase words:
"LIFE without FAITH, HOPE and LOVE is not worth LIVING"
All the uppercase words are power words that can be found in an affirmation charm.  Affirmation charms are used, like the pictures show, in an affirmation necklaces.

Christian Quotes

Christian Quotes

Christian quotes can sometimes help you understand Bible teaching better. Christian quotes can inspire you and motivate you. We will look at a ew Christian quotes from both John Wesley and Martin Luther.
Some of these Christian necklaces come from a collection of cross necklaces for men.
“You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most. It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can. (John Wesley)


Some times certain Christian or cross jewelry seems to go hand in hand with certain Christian quotes...Here's a few examples:
My ground is the Bible. Yea, I am a Bible-bigot. I follow it in all things, both great and small.”  (John Wesley)

 Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave. (Martin Luther)

The sterling silver mens cross necklace makes a perfect gift for the Christian man in your life.
Out of all the cross necklaces for men the mens silver cross necklace is by far the most popular because sterling silver is the most reflective of all precious metal and the most affordable.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Swim Jewelry

Swim Jewelry

Sterling silver swim jewelry is a fantastic genre of sports jewelry. Using swim jewelry you can celebrate America's top participatory sporting event.  Lot's o people play tennis or run or walk and many play seasonal team sports. But swimming year around is one of the most popular physical pursuits of the average person involved in some form of exercise.
I like to walk but I can't seem to get my heart rate up at a sustained period o time but when I swim the freestyle stroke I can feel my heart pumping.
I've become a little more serious with swimming and in the process I've notice that the breaststroke and the freestyle really work the pecs and shoulders. I've noticed the back stroke works the shoulder, lats and triceps.
Sterling silver swim charms are a great way to celebrate your interest in swimming. Also if you are on a community swim team o on a high school or college swim team you might ind swim jewelry a great way to celebrate various aspect of the great sport of swimming.
When you're a competitive swimmer or on a swim team you can use swimming necklaces to celebrate swim coaches and swim moms. To see some great examples go to swimming necklaces.

Sterling Silver Cheerleading Jewelry

Sterling Silver Cheerleading Jewelry

When I was young I thought the main requirement for being a cheerleader was good looks and being willing to jump around in front sports fans and shake pom poms.  It wasn't until I grew up and had a daughter who became cheerleaders did I realize that cheerleaders are athletes themselves.
There is alot more to cheerleading that jumping around and chanting little slogans. Cheerleading includes rallying the crowd during the game and they go to competitions themselves.  Cheerleaders have a very long season that spans football, basketball and their own competition.

Celebrate cheerleaders and cheerleading with sterling silver cheerleading jewelry which includes cheerleading charms and necklaces.

Sterling silver cheerleading charms and cheerleading necklaces are a great way to celebrate cheer moms and cheer coaches who teach more than cheering but also teach self-worth and responsibility among other great characteristic.

Sterling silver cheerleading necklaces are a great thing to add to your cheer leading uniform or to wear to school or where ever you want. Sterling silver cheerleading necklaces are timeless because sterling silver goes with anything in any circumstances.