Symbolism in Starfish Charms

Symbolism in Starfish Charms

Sterling Silver Starfish Charms have long been a favorite among jewelry designers. They sell well in the spring, and are easy to find in just about any gift shop along the coast. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, Sterling Silver Starfish Charms are worn to represent rebirth, teamwork and equality. The quality of rebirth is easy to understand; a starfish can easily regenerate a missing limb. It’s easy to miss the meanings of teamwork and equality though; a starfish needs to use each of its limbs in tandem to move and feed.

Symbolism in Starfish Charms


Sterling Silver Starfish Charms are easy to incorporate into your designs.  They always pair well with pearls, shells, and other beachy favorites. Try hanging a Sterling Silver Starfish Charm as a small pendant, or combined with other sea-themed charms for a fun seaside bracelet.  They can be worn by anyone, at any age.  Our exclusive Sterling Silver Starfish Charms were made with special attention to the organic nature of the starfish, and is sure to attract a lot of attention in your next jewelry line.\

Symbolism in Starfish Charms
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We can’t leave an article about Sterling Silver Starfish Charms without including the Story of the Starfish. Enjoy!

The Story of the Starfish

Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day he was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the day. So he began to walk faster to catch up.

As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man and the young man wasn’t dancing, but instead he was reaching down to the shore, picking up something and very gently throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer he called out, “Good morning! What are you doing?” The young man paused, looked up and replied, “Throwing starfish in the ocean.”

“I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up, and the tide is going out, and if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”

“But, young man, don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young man listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

Author Unknown