Can a non religious person wear Cherub/Angel Jewelry?

PoisedPose

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I've recently discovered Temple St. Clair jewelry and am really drawn to her amulet and cherub pendants. I've always thought of cherubs/angels as religious symbols, so I don't really know if I can wear them or if it's appropriate for me to wear them as I'm non religious. What do you ladies think?
 
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I don't think one needs to be religious in order to wear jewelry with an angel/cherub motif. I took a look at the Temple St. Clair web site and her cherub necklaces depict in their charms one of the cherubs from Raphael's famous "Sistine Madonna" painting in which two innocent-faced cherubs appear to be contemplating the scene or more generally the state of mankind. One can certainly justify wearing one of these cherubs as an art-lover. Or a history lover. Or a lover of the mysteries of life.
 
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cdtracing

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I don't see why not. If the piece speaks to you & you're drawn to it, wear it in good health & enjoy. I generally consider cherub jewelry more artistic style jewelry.
 
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I don't see why not. I would hesitate to wear a cross or star of David or other religious symbol if I were not a member of the associated religion, but I think angels and cherubs are secular enough for anyone to wear.
 

skyqueen

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I love Temple St. Clair jewelry...unique and whimsical! You could look at the cherub/angel as your good luck charm.
Everyone can use a little good luck! :angel:
 
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amateurjeweler

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As long as you don't mind some people interpreting the pendant as an article of faith I think you're in the clear. It's also a mainstream enough motif in Western art that I don't most people will remark on it other than to compliment it.

For what it's worth, as a Christian, I don't mind if non-Christians wear Christian symbols. I think it's nice.
 

mistikat

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As long as you don't mind some people interpreting the pendant as an article of faith I think you're in the clear. It's also a mainstream enough motif in Western art that I don't most people will remark on it other than to compliment it.

For what it's worth, as a Christian, I don't mind if non-Christians wear Christian symbols. I think it's nice.
Cherubs are featured in a number of religions, actually. I think it would be fine to wear them just because someone likes them, without any religious intent.
 

JenW

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I always think of cherubs as Renaissance and Classical symbols... Not necessarily religious.
 
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PoisedPose

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Thanks for all the replies! I'm going to try some of them on in person and see how I feel about them.
 

SWlife

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That's a good question.
As a Christian, I'm very careful not to idolize symbols/ characters as an item of worship. That's a real slippery slope, Biblically. The cross pendant I wear is a reminder, to me, of my walk.
I think you're fine. Certainly appreciate your concern.