It’s that time of year again, fireworks, barbeque, and watermelon! We’ve been celebrating America’s freedom since 1776 and this year is no exception. As the fireworks sparkle in the sky in celebration of our country, there’s no better time for your patriotic jewelry to do the same!
Patriotic Jewelry Beginnings
Patriotic jewelry never goes out of style but it was especially popular during WWII as another way for women on the homefront to show support for their men fighting abroad. Now, these are timeless pieces that get passed down from generation to generation in families to commemorate those who served and gave their lives fighting for our freedom. If one of these precious heirlooms is in your family then no other jewelry is better for celebrating our freedom and honoring our troops.
Let’s look at how to take your style and patriotism to the next level and celebrate our country with your most precious stones. Your jewelry can be a sleek and stylish way to show off the red, white, and blue.
Red, White, and Blue Jewelry
So why was red, white, and blue chosen to represent the United States? White for purity and innocence; red for valor and hardiness; and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
If you’re looking to create a red, white, and blue ensemble, some stones that you can use are rubies, diamonds, and sapphires. These can be set as rings, earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet and are sure to shine in the moonlight along with the fireworks.
Take some pearl earrings, a sapphire ring, and a ruby pendant and you’ve got yourself a full-fledged patriotic jewelry set. A more subtle way of displaying your patriotism is through a red, white, and blue flag pendant on your bracelet or necklace.
Here are some more jewel tones that replicate our country’s iconic colors:
- Beautiful red stones include ruby, red spinel, rubellite, and red diamond.
- Blue can be achieved with sapphire, aquamarine, and turquoise.
- White can be featured through the classic diamonds or pearls.
- Silver or gold complements all of these jewels as well.
If you don’t have red, white, and blue jewelry you can always celebrate with stars!
From the beginning of our country when Betsy Ross sewed the first flag in 1776, stars have been synonymous with our country’s flag. Did you know that the first flag had 13 stars to represent the colonies? The current United States flag has 50 stars representing each state with the 23rd representing Alabama added in 1820.
Since then those stars have become quite trendy in jewelry! A statement star earring is fun and adds a flair to any outfit. These can be used on the 4th of July as well as on any other day. A versatile piece of jewelry is always a win!
The big question will be which state does your star represent? Always a conversation starter!
Whether you’re going for something trendy for this fourth of July or something with more of an antique flair you can come into Isbell and shop our selection. Hopefully, you’ll be able to look at the pieces you choose and feel extra patriotic this year!