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Christmas Candy Cane symbolic jewelry

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Christmas Candy Cane symbolic jewelry

Christmas sleigh vintage brooch. Gold tone, enamel. 1980s. Candy Cane symbolic jewelry

Candy Cane symbolic jewelry
Traditionally, most loved and collectible are vintage Christmas and New Year’s inspired costume decorations – Santas, wreaths, poinsettias, and snowmen. Also, no less popular are candy cane design brooches and pins.
A symbol of Christmas and New Year, the candy cane has many legends of its origin. One of them is about the choirmaster of the Cologne Cathedral, who could not calm down the singing boys during the service. The choirmaster ordered long lollipop sticks for the children. Using candies as a teaching aid, he bent them and reminded of the shepherds’ worship of the born Christ.
According to a popular in the United States legend, the inventor of the candy cane was a candy maker from Indiana. He also used Christian symbols in its design. Thus, the whiteness of the sugar stick symbolized the purity of the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ. Its firmness meant the cornerstone of the foundation of the Christian church. And the red stripes represent the blood shed by the Redeemer. Also, the shape J comes from the name “Jesus”.
However, the first documented appearance of candy canes in the United States belongs to German immigrant Augustus Imgard (1828–1904). It was he who in 1847 dressed a Christmas tree in Ohio with paper garlands, cookies, gilded nuts and Christmas canes.
Since then, the Christmas cane has inspired artists, designers and jewelers. Perhaps there is not a single costume jewelry company that has not created candy cane design brooch, pin, or pendant.


Hallmark Cards Santa with candy cane brooch. 1981

Hallmark Cards Santa with candy cane brooch. 1981

Candy Cane symbolic jewelry

AAi signed gold tone enamel brooch

AAi signed gold tone enamel brooch

Art signed vintage enameled brooch

Art signed vintage enameled brooch

Avon, 1980s

Avon, 1980s

Best signed bag of candy canes vintage brooch

Best signed bag of candy canes vintage brooch

Eisenberg Ice goldtone rhinestones brooch

Eisenberg Ice goldtone rhinestones brooch

Fun World signed brooch pin. 1980s

Fun World signed brooch pin. 1980s

Gerry's enameled gold tone brooch

Gerry’s enameled gold tone brooch

Giovanni vintage pin

Giovanni vintage pin

Heart shaped brooch by Giusti. 1970s

Heart shaped brooch by Giusti. 1970s

JJ Gingerbread with Candy Canes pin

JJ Gingerbread with Candy Canes pin

JMC enameled brooch

JMC enameled brooch

Monet vintage pin

Monet vintage pin

SFJ signed snowman with candy cane enameled brooch

SFJ signed snowman with candy cane enameled brooch

Three candy canes vintage brooch by Monet

Three candy canes vintage brooch by Monet

Van Dell vintage brooch

Van Dell vintage brooch

Mid century greeting card

Mid century greeting card