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The Fleur-de-Lis Sudden Popularity

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Author: Blue Crockatt


Online stores have started noticing a sudden emergence of popularity with any item featuring the "fleur-de-lis" symbols. This emblem which represents the flower of Lily as been around for centuries. It was used to show royalry & devotion to the crown. It has been used among all things to symbolize the french language origins of certain cultures.

In Canada all provinces speak english exempt one: the province of Quebec which is french. Quebec's flag features four fleur-de-lis emblems on it.

In New Orleans the fleur-de-lis is also displayed and the sudden popularity of the symbol resides there. Since hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, hit the shore in 2005 residents have joined together into this terrible tragedy. There were an estimated 1836 deaths in this category 5 hurricane and all survivors will carry this terrible moments with them for the rest of their lives.

Now, the city is being rebuilt & the citizens are proud of having emerged from this working all together. Strong bonds have been made & the people of that area want more than even to show off their origins. The fleur-de-lis is a beautiful symbol now very popular on clothing, home decorations & jewelry.

As a jeweler I have been asked for fleur-de-lis items last year & started to make a few items for my customers for Louisiana. More and more people are asking for new designs & the selection have grown from 3 designs to up to 56 different products! This is just to show how much this symbol's rising popularity have been! Born in QUebec, the fleur-de-lis have always been everywhere around me & I must admit it is nice working with it again & sharing this with so many others.

About the author: Silversmithing artist Blue Crockatt displays her handmade sterling silver jewelry exclusively at http://www.sterlingsilverart.com, for her fleur-de-lsi designs simply enter the word "fleur" in the search box. Fleur-de-lis rings for men & women, earrings, pendant, anklet, toe ring, bracelet, pins, and more!


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