March 20, 2018 2 min read

Image of woman drinking coffee and wearing a Cuban necklace and bracelet

Jewelry has been used throughout history as a way to convey status, style, religious beliefs, romantic commitment, and even traded as a currency. These beautiful pieces of wearable art often carry memories for the owner.

Santayana Jewelry takes pride in its Cuban roots where it has received inspiration for its elegant pieces of jewelry. Our Cuban Jewelry is well known for its timeless style and unique but traditional design. The meaning behind our jewelry holds value to us and all those who wear it.

We’re going to give you a little insight into the meaning behind of few of our most popular pieces of jewelry.

Cuban Coin Jewelry

Image of Cuban Coin on necklace pendant

The coin this necklace showcases displays the National Coat of arms of Cuba. The Coat of Arms was designed and created by the Cuban poet Miguel Teurbe Tolón in 1848 and initially used by the independence movement abroad.

The coin holds many symbols and meaning; we’ll try to break down just a few them:

  • The Key: symbolizes the strategic position of Cuba, being a key between countries.
  • Palm tree: symbolizes the rich nature of Cuba.
  • Oak and Coffee branch:symbolizes the local flora and value of coffee to the economy.

Browse our online store to see the many ways that we’ve incorporated this precious crest into our jewelry designs.

Cuban Charm Bracelet

Image of Cuban charms on a bracelet.

Charms have been worn and loved for centuries, first as talismans used to repel evil and later as a charm worn around the wrist for protection and as a memento. They were popularized by Queen Victoria who gave charms to her children and even made a charm to mourn her husband, Prince Albert after he died.

During the Jazz Age in the 1920’s and 30’s they again peaked in popularity. This time in the shape of airplanes and locomotives and made of platinum and precious stones.

Today, Santayana has a wide variety of charms that you or a special someone are sure to love and cherish. Here are just a few of our most popular charms:

If you’re looking for a special piece of jewelry that will be meaningful to the receiver, feel free to browse our online store and let us know if you need any help!  

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