If you love the beach as much as I do, you often want to incorporate subtle, beach themed shapes into your wardrobe and jewelry.
make an elegant statement. They come in sterling silver, gold vermeil, solid gold and even Swarovski crystal. Starfish earrings can be purchased as simple studs, dangling shooting starfish and charms added to decorative hoops.
For those of you familiar with the starfish story, starfish earrings can make an even more meaningful statement beyond their simplistic beauty. This touching story uses a simple example of how each of us can make a difference in another’s life. No matter how small or insignificant in gesture, together, we all can make a huge difference if we ALL just make a simple effort.
The Starfish Story, also commonly known as the “The Starfish Thrower” by Loren C. Eiseley goes something like this:
While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, “It makes a difference for this one.” I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.”
If you are considering a unique, fundraising idea for a charitable cause, consider selling a variety of
. Each lucky recipient can proudly wear their starfish and know that their donation in conjunction with the efforts of other, ‘made a difference to someone”. Starfish earrings are readily available and appeal to all fashion styles. From designer looks to simplistic shapes, starfish earrings look good on all and send a much needed message in today’s world.
Below are a few other interesting facts about Sea Stars:
Starfish are not fish. They are Echinoderms and related to other sea creatures like sand dollars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins.
Not all sea stars have 5 arms. Some have as many as 40 arms.
Starfish can regenerate a lost arm. A starfish’s vital organs are located in its arm. It can even regenerate a whole new sea star from just an arm and a portion of the central disk. It will take time though, often up to a year or more.
Sea stars move with their tubular feet.
Starfish have their mouth on their underside and feed on muscles and clams, barnacles and snails.
There are over 2000 species of starfish (and probably just as many starfish earring designs).
Starfish have eyes. They can’t sense much more than light and dark but they have eyes on the tips of their arms.
So whether you simply want to wear something that reminds you of the beach, or wear a symbolic icon of remarkable resilience or making a difference,
are a great choice.
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