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Symbolism of Feathers – Feathers Appear When Angels are Near

It reminds me of when I was a child and I would find white feathers everywhere. My grandmother would always say it meant my Guardian Angel was near.  I decided that this was my way of communicating with the Angels.  I would talk to them as most children talk to their imaginary friends, then if I found a feather I would take it as a confirmation that the Angels had heard me. 

Now as an adult when I find any kind of feather I take it as a sign that I’m being protected. Our Feather and Wing Collection is one of my favorite sections to shop. Throughout many cultures, feathers are symbols of the spiritual realms representing ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane. Many religions agree that a white feather is a symbol that Angels are present and are hearing your prayers.  In Native American cultures, every group has different meanings for feathers depending on which bird they come from and their color. But it is safe to say that they represent honor and our connection with the Creator.

In Egyptian mythology the feather of Ma’at, an ostrich feather, was associated with Ma’at the goddess of truth and justice.  The chief priest in charge of court hearings would wear the feather of Ma’at and then gave the feather to the person who won the case.

In Christianity, feathers are associated with the presence of Angels and represent prayer and faith. The symbol of three feathers was popular in ancient Christianity, especially among the Medici, who used them as an emblem representing the three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.

There are so many different interpretations of the symbolic meaning of feathers. Some people believe they represent Truth, Speed, Lightness and Protection. And it is believed, that if you dream about feathers that it symbolizes travel or the ability to move freely in life and if you dream about a white feather, it indicates innocence or a fresh start in a spiritual sense.

For me wearing a feather gives me a sense of peace and connection to the spiritual realms. I love the Nina Designs Mother of Pearl Feather pendant because it reminds me of my Angel friends. I have made a ton of earrings featuring almost all of our Wing and Feather Charms. I think I have made a pair in every size we have!

Do You Know What Is a Table Cut Diamond?

Here’s an answer for everyone who has ever wondered what a “TABLE CUT” diamond is.  Sometimes, people ask me questions and it seems like the perfect opportunity for a blog. I’ve often thought that if I have a question, other people must be asking the same question.

The first thing you need to see is a natural diamond crystal. This is just a diamond crystal, the way it came out of the ground. Actually, THIS is what all miners want to find- a perfectly smooth sided diamond crystal called a “glassie.”

I guess someone along the line decided that the diamond would either look good or at least not put the wearer’s eye out if they ground down the point on the top. And they literally did grind down the point. They put the diamond on a wheel covered with diamond dust and (fun fact alert) OLIVE OIL, and simply ground the point down until it created a flat area that looked like a table top. That’s it. That’s how we got table cut diamonds and why they’re called that.

Now you can go forth and impress your friends who are getting engaged with completely useless information about the history of diamond cutting!