Art Of Living With Fleur De Lis Fleur-de-lis jewelry has certainly come out in full force lately. Fleur de Lis jewellery has been exhibited at a wonderfully large and elaborate trade show in New York City.
News-Antique.com - Mar 04,2010 - Fleur-de-lis jewelry has certainly come out in full force lately. Fleur de Lis jewellery has been exhibited at a wonderfully large and elaborate trade show in New York City, and almost every single Fleur de Lis jewellery booth had at least one piece that in some way featured the Fleur de Lis.
It is quite shameful to admit this, but it wasn't until recently that people are doing the necessary research to discover the actual meaning behind the Fleur de Lis, and get astounded at their findings. Apparently the literal meaning of the Fleur de Lis (or fleur-de-lys) is "flower of lily", which explains why its shape is largely reminiscent of either an iris or a lily. Although today, the Fleur de Lis is generally used simply because it "looks pretty," it also can be an indication of political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic or symbolic beliefs.
Here is a list of the different meanings behind the Fleur de Lis: The Fleur de Lis once appeared on European coats of arms and flags. Originally it was a symbol that was equated with the French monarchy, and is now considered an "enduring symbol of France."
The rule of King Juan Carlos I, an old member of the original French dynasty, is marked by this symbol and Fleur de Lis is associated with old French colonies, such as Quebec and Louisiana. It is an emblem of the Swiss Municipality of Schlieren, Zürich. It represents the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary and is considered an iconographic attribute of the archangel Gabriel, notably in representations of The Annunciation.
Also, due to a tradition started by Flavio Gioja, the symbol is often used on a compass rose to mark north. In modern times, this symbol is an omnipresent force! You can find it used in wallpaper, in architecture, in company logos, Fleur de Lis office décor, in Fleur de Lis home décor and, of course, Fleur de Lis jewellery.
Overall, many believe that the greatest part about the Fleur de Lis is how such an old symbol has, over the years, increased in popularity and become stylized to fit the needs of nearly every culture in some way, shape, or form. Alexandra is the Head of Marketing and Sales for Mademoiselle Fleur de Lis jewellery - a company that was founded on the principal that Fleur de Lis jewellery is art. Mademoiselle Fleur de Lis jewellery specializes in unique Fleur de Lis jewellery, sterling silver Fleur de Lis jewellery, and designer Fleur de Lis jewellery.
Each piece of Fleur de Lis jewellery is hand selected for quality, uniqueness, and creativity. Mademoiselle Fleur de Lis jewellery also carries silver Fleur de Lis jewellery lines specifically designed for men and children. One of the greatest reasons that this Fleur de Lis jewellery has become so popular is because it combines such a rich historical symbol with fashion. Many new shapes and sizes of king cakes have been hitting stores in recent months. As ladies love the vast amounts