Flying the flag has long been a symbol of gratitude toward and pride in your country, and this classic representation is equally significant when it’s interpreted in patriotic jewelry. Show your love for the U.S.A. with the American Flag Heart Bead. In high-quality sterling silver, it’s a simple way to make the popular beaded bracelet a statement of your patriotism. The heart—the perpetual symbol of love—is imprinted with an American Flag, allowing you to keep you feelings close at hand. At just over a centimeter wide, it adds a subtle but meaningful touch to any beaded necklace or bracelet.
At a time of year when we celebrate freedom, it’s impossible to ignore the sacrifices made by all those who serve in our armed forces. These brave men and women give of themselves so that we can continue to live in liberty, and they deserve our utmost gratitude and respect. Apples of Gold offers a number of options that allow you show your support of our military personnel and the sacrifices they make every day.
Apples of Gold’s U.S. Army Cross Pendant in Sterling Silver is a dignified way to pay your respects to American soldiers. This pendant is a fitting symbol of honor for all those who have willingly stood on our behalf, often without recognition or fanfare. Crafted from the highest quality sterling silver, this piece is made to stand strong for years to come. Proudly featuring the U.S. Army seal, this pendant also displays a Celtic-like engraved design on the cross itself.
Or, if you’d rather pay homage to those who serve at sea, consider the U.S. Navy Cross Pendant in Sterling Silver, which is a wearable tribute to the men and women who serve in the naval branch of our armed forces. Either of these pendants can easily serve as a thoughtful gift or as a symbol of your gratitude for the gifts you enjoy because of our military personnel.
The 4th of July is also an excellent time to remember the families and loved ones of those who serve. Mothers, fathers, spouses and children sacrifice as well as their loved ones are far away, and they deserve our thanks.
While any piece of patriotic jewelry is a lovely way to recognize a military family member, Apples of Gold’s Sterling Silver Military Dog Tag Pendant with Prayer Inscription for Two was created especially for members of the military and their loved ones. The inscription “May the Lord keep watch between us to make sure that we keep this covenant when we are out of each other’s sight” is divided between the two halves, readable only when both pieces are put together. This set of Military Mitzpah pendants will serve as a reminder of a loved one far away, as well as of God’s promises to watch over them.
The word “Mitzpah” means “watchtower,” a reference to the Lord’s watchful eye. The words stamped on these pieces are taken from Genesis 31:49 and were originally spoken as part of a covenant between two family members before they parted ways. Each half includes an 18” sterling silver chain, making it ready for gift-giving, or to slip around your neck and the neck of someone you love.
Whether you want to display your love for the stars and stripes or say “thank you” to those who sacrifice to keep us free, Apples of Gold carries the perfect patriotic option. Celebrate your freedom this 4th of July with a piece of jewelry that declares “I’m proud to be an American.”