Saturday, December 15, 2007

Featured Collectible - Mustard Seed Charms

A quick Google search solved the mustard seed mystery!

"If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed...nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 17.20. A wonderful old Victorian belief held that the mustard seed symbolized faith. For this reason, the small golden seed was encased in glass and worn as an amulet."

"In the gospels, the mustard seed is used as a metaphor for the kingdom of heaven. Mustard Seeds are very small but they grow into very large plants that birds build nests in and call their home."

Pretty cool! A quick eBay search brought up a lot of results, in a variety of styles.

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Anonymous said...

pretty neat!!

Monica said...

I have some old mustard seed earlings, my mom has some mustard seed jewelry from the 50's, 60's too!!! she sais it was big then

Mitzi - Vintage Goodness said...

I am glad I ran across the sweater clip this weekend, I had seen some seed jewelry on eBay and wondered what the significance of it was. Finding a piece myself prompted me to look it up, and it is such a cool little tradition!