We often see these symbols even in modern jewelry, the cross, the anchor, and the heart. But do we really know what each of these symbols that show up quite frequently together really signify?
We often see these symbols
even in modern jewelry, the cross, the anchor, and the heart. But do we really know what each of these symbols that show up quite frequently together really signify?
Back in the 1970's, when gold charms were all the rage, a charm with the cross, anchor and heart was a common charm to find for sale. I personally didn't care for the "anchor" in any type of jewelry until doing a bit of research on Victorian jewelry and found out what it symbolized.
These symbols are taken from bible scripture:
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1Cor13:13 King James Bible
Three motifs frequently found together on love brooches, as well as mourning jewelry, the anchor is also the sign of hope in Christianity. It is usually seen with a cross and heart, symbolizing faith, hope and charity.
Anchor: Steadfastness in marriage or Love is safe
Cross: Faith and Marriage
As we look at jewelry with new eyes to what they have symbolized for over a century;
May we all have Hope, Faith and Charity during this Holiday season.
Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
Sandy and Craig Watanabe