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Jewelry Symbols: What Does the Wishbone Mean?

In this week’s “Symbols Series,” we’ll be discussing the wishbone. Wait, “You mean the turkey bone used in Thanksgiving traditions?” Yes, that’s the one! Read on to learn about the history and the meaning of the wishbone.

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Wishbone History

The Thanksgiving wishbone tradition dates back to the ancient Romans, who believed it was good luck to pull apart chicken clavicles. In the 16th century, the English adopted these Roman beliefs under a new name, the “merrythought.” The word wishbone wasn’t actually included in dictionaries until the mid 1800s, around the time Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday.

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Wishbone Meaning

The wishbone is a symbol of good luck. When participating in the wishbone tradition at Thanksgiving, two people tug on either ends of the bone (we know you’ve played this game!), and whoever ends up with the longer piece, is said to have their wish granted.

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Don’t forget to check back for more explanations in our “Symbols Meanings” series!

4th of July Jewelry Favorites

Before you fire up the grill and put the flag cake in the oven, don’t forget to dazzle this Independence Day with a fabulous set of jewels. Stuck on what to wear? Check out our July 4th jewelry style guide to get you on the right track, and shop our July 4th 30% Off Sitewide Sale with coupon code JULY4, starting tomorrow 7/3/15 through 7/5/15 midnight PST. Limit one coupon code per order. If there is another coupon code in your cart, click ‘Proceed to Checkout’ and then ‘Remove’ before entering code JULY4.

1. Red, White & Pearls

Keep it simple with a set of red, white and blue colored pearls. For a minimalist twist on this iconic look, try the Americana Pearl Floater Necklace, a great way to punctuate your neckline without all the frill. We love wearing this with navy striped separates as well as bright white dresses.

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Looking to wear your pride everywhere you can? Complete your jewelry set collection and your look with the Americana 5 Piece Pearl Set. This perfectly coordinated ensemble comes with a necklace, a bracelet and three pairs of studs in classic red, white and blue.

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2. Lady in Red

Bold, ladylike and fun, red  jewelry is the perfect way to add some pizzazz and tip your hat to Uncle Sam. The Ruby & 1/4 ct Diamond Ring adds instant style and will definitely outshine everyone at your next BBQ. A dazzler this proud and sparkling, makes for the perfect addition to your jewelry collection and completes blue and white separates. For a bit more edge and less sparkle, the Links Red Six-Row Bracelet is an understated and ultra modern way to show your love for America.

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3. Shine Bright, Shine White

Silver, white gold and all kinds of shimmer are the perfect way to whiten and brighten your look. Any bauble heads out there? Try our Graduated Bead Necklace. It’s slick, versatile and features graduated beads, giving it a contemporary twist. Just a simple girl looking for a little sparkle? The Line Necklace with Swarovski Zirconia, features a clean line of ice without all the antics.

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4. True Blue Basics

Looking for a more classic way to show off your love for Uncle Sam? Try sleek blue and white accents like the two below. The Multi-Strand Grey Pearl Bracelet features three tiers of freshwater pearls in quiet dark blue coloring. This piece is great for both corporate and casual looks alike. Whether it’s adding a finishing touch to your dressy dinner attire, or acting as a blingy buffer to your white tee and dungarees, this piece adds class without the sass. Amp up your cocktail rings with a little American spirit in this elegant 9 mm Pearl Ring with Sapphires. Clean-lined and featuring a generously sized white freshwater pearl, this ring is flattering, feminine and easy-to-pair.

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Still on the prowl for THE statement necklace of the season? The Tennis Necklace with Swarovski Zirconia takes 4th of July jewelry to the next level. Designed to dot your neckline with enough dazzle and keep you shining from sea to sea. Looking for just a bit of subtle glamor? The 1 3/4 ct Sapphire & 1/6 Diamond Earrings are a fun and frill-free way to add effortless sparkle to your every outfit.

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