You’ve probably heard at least a snippet of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech today. His words, “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” ring just as true today as they did 50 years ago, reminding us that the measure of a man had nothing to do with outward appearance. As he led the Civil Rights movement, King was a huge proponent of peace and dove Jewelry is a lovely way to remember his legacy and to prompt ourselves to seek harmony with others.
As he spread his passion for this dream, King was also careful to admonish his listeners that they were to meet the challenges they faced with peace, not violence. His words in his famous 1963 speech testify to his commitment to nonviolent methods of seeking justice: “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” In 1964, Luther became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and in his acceptance speech he described the treasure of peace:
“I think Alfred Nobel would know what I mean when I say that I accept this award in the spirit of a curator of some precious heirloom which he holds in trust for its true owners—all those to whom beauty is truth and truth beauty—and in whose eyes the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold.”
While peace is more precious than diamonds, silver or gold, Christian pendants that feature doves can serve as beautiful and meaningful reminders that brotherhood is a treasure. For instance, the Christian Dove Holy Spirit Pendant in 14K White Gold simply but powerfully communicates a message of peace with a clean cutout silhouette of a dove in flight. These gleaming lines of 14K white gold create a look that’s timeless and always relevant. It’s also available in yellow gold and sterling silver, giving fans of any metal a beautiful means of expression.
Christian rings that utilize doves can also convey a powerful message, and the Holy Spirit Dove Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold is an excellent example. This shining 14K white gold ring places a round 0.10 carat diamond in the center of a the shape of a dove. This piece could serve equally well as a unique engagement ring or a fashionable, meaningful statement.
Dove jewelry isn’t just for women! For instance, the Christian Dove Diamond Holy Spirit Ring in 14K White Gold is perfect for guys who want to communicate a message of peace and do it with class. This substantial ring accents the silhouette of a dove with eight diamonds and sets this shape atop a textured finish.
Although Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of peace is five decades old, it’s still incredibly powerful today. Dove jewelry can remind those of us in the present to pursue harmony with one another.