Symbolism of Silver in Christian Jewelry – Part 1
Why is sterling silver the perfect metal for Christian jewelry?
The precious metal silver is said to symbolize many things. Known for its beauty, its antibacterial properties, malleability and relative affordability, silver has been widely used throughout the ages for functional and decorative objects as a symbol of purity, wealth, and thanks. Dating back to the third millennium BC, gifts of silver have often been made to mark occasions like ceremonies, celebrations, milestones and major achievements. But in the Bible, silver is said to symbolize God’s promise for redemption.
Fine silver is essentially pure silver, composed of 99.9% silver. Sterling silver is derived from fine silver, with a mix of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. To my way of thinking, then, sterling silver is a perfect gift for humans. It is certainly still a precious metal, just like all human life. But with its slight imperfection, it symbolizes our innate imperfections as humans formed in God’s image. And to me, the malleability of silver indicates our potential to bend to God’s will.
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Various Bible passages resonate with many people as a symbolic interpretation of their individual understanding of the Bible, the Trinity and their own faith. Christians call upon various chapter and verse of scripture in times of celebration, ceremony, strife, sorrow, sickness, doubt, personal dilemma and praise for the Lord. If you have some favorite Bible verses, you know they are as comforting as a well-fitted pair of gloves.
Because of the multitude of ways scripture enhancing our lives, Inscriptures™ sterling silver jewelry is the perfect gift for Confirmations, graduations, engagements, retirement, mourning, personal introspection and any other occasion when you want to give a meaningful, personal and unique gift. (For some scripture ideas, see Part 2 of this blog set: Scripture and Christian Life.)
Inscriptures rings, bracelets and charms are fully customizable, including the Bible verse, the finish and personal sizing. Just as the scripture should fit the person, so should the jewelry. Therefore, we provide free printable sizers (rings and bracelets) so that you can measure an exact fit without having to go to a jewelry store for sizing.
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