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Winter Jewelry: Our Favorite Holiday Symbols This Year

The Holiday season is a time to celebrate family and friends far and near and to remember those who hold a special place in our hearts. It is a time for revisiting special moments of years past and making lasting memories for the years ahead, a time when we can step back from the pressures of daily life to celebrate life, love, and family.

At ALEX AND ANI, we love to explore the imagery of the season through meaningful winter jewelry. As you prepare for the holidays and start to think about gift-giving for those you love, here are a few of our favorite holiday symbols to help you get inspired.

The Snowflake

As a winter holiday symbol of uniqueness and beauty, the snowflake is a favorite among our holiday jewelry collection. With its seasonal appeal, the  snowflake is an ideal choice for winter jewelry that you can wear well into the near year. Let yourself shine with our snowflake necklaces, bracelets, and rings.

woman wearing ALEX AND ANI starburst charm on a silver ball chain necklace layered with the delicate star motif necklace

The Wreath

Originating in ancient times, the wreath, with its circular shape that has no beginning or end, is an enduring and perfect symbol of eternity, life, and renewal. Symbolizing faith, the wreath also celebrates the cycle of life and family. Gift a friend or loved one with a beautiful piece of jewelry featuring this iconic image that beautifully evokes the meaning and spirit of the season.


Bells have universal appeal as a symbol of celebration, heralding the arrival and joy of the holiday season. Historically, bells have been part of marking special and important events. Their sound was also thought to provide protection and drive away negativity. Bells are also powerful symbols of harmony and accord. Make your own celebration through our collection of charms and holiday jewelry featuring bells and other iconic symbols.

The Guardian Angel

Symbolizing protection, love, hope and faith, guardian angel jewelry can be worn throughout the entire year. Angels are also beautiful symbols of remembrance for those we have lost and still hold dear. A perfect choice for gift gifting, bracelets, charms, and necklaces featuring the guardian angel is perfect for friends and family alike. Keep this symbol close to your heart when you are needing extra peace, love, and support. Browse our entire faith and  hope collection for similar styles you’ll love.

woman wearing stacked ALEX AND ANI religious and beaded bangles

The North Star

A beacon of hope and inspiration, the North Star and star symbols hold a significant place in our holiday celebrations. The North Star has historically been used by mariners to traverse vast expanses of open water. 

Today, we refer to “true north” and “finding your North Star” as a personal journey to our individual purpose and meaning. At ALEX AND ANI, we celebrate the symbolism and meaning of the North Star, our own solar system, the sun, and the constellations with beautiful and elegant jewelry and seasonal finds that make a uniquely personal statement.

The Cross

A powerful, spiritual image that spans millennia, the cross symbolizes eternal life, love, and hope. Some of our favorite designs featuring this symbol include our classic cross necklaces, cross bangles, and cross charms. Given the depth and scope of the symbol of the cross, gifts such as these can also be perfect for birthdays, milestones, and other occasions in the life of someone you care about.

Meaningful Jewelry

At ALEX AND ANI, we love crafting and curating meaningful winter bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry that you can enjoy this season and throughout the year. We can only touch on some of the symbols that make our jewelry unique and personal here and invite you to explore our full collection of jewelry, including breathtaking engravable pieces to celebrate the season. Follow us on social media for even more winter jewelry inspiration.

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