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  • Aida

    Black and white for optimal accessorizing with everyday fashion, with a flash for attention getting. Featuring white ceramic beads, silver quartz nuggets and a silver-plated druzy charm. Behind the Name, Aida: Variant of AYDA. This name was used in Verdi's opera 'Aida' (1871), where it belongs to an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt.
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  • Amanda

    Vibrant shades of blue, from beads of glass, wood and jade, with a large druzy pendant and gold spacers. Behind the Name, Amanda: In part this is a feminine form of AMANDUS. However, it was not used during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century it was recreated by authors and poets who based it directly on Latin amanda meaning "lovable, worthy of love". Notably, the playwright Colley Cibber used it for a character in his play 'Love's Last Shift' (1696). It came into regular use during the 19th century.
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  • Amelia

    Agate, glass, amethyst and bronze accent beads with a large druzy arrowhead charm. Behind the Name, Amelia: Variant of AMALIA, though it is sometimes confused with EMILIA, which has a different origin. The name became popular in England after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century - it was borne by daughters of George II and George III. Another famous bearer was Amelia Earhart (1897-1937), the first woman to make a solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • Andrea

    Subtly elegant with soft blues, featuring ceramic, glass, crystal and agate beads with silver-plated Swarovski crystal fleur-de-lis charm. Behind the Name, Andrea: Italian form of Andreas (see ANDREW). A notable bearer of this name was Andrea Verrocchio, a Renaissance sculptor who taught Leonardo da Vinci and Perugino.
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  • Anita

    Uniquely formal with large white bone beads, multi-colored agate beads, and a gold-plated horse shoe charm. Behind the Name, Anita: Spanish, Portuguese, Croatian and Slovene diminutive of ANA.
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  • Bethany

    Bold and elegant formal bracelet featuring red, dyed howlite beads and gold spacers with a gold horseshoe charm. Behind the Name, Bethany: From the name of a biblical town, Βηθανια (Bethania) in Greek, which is probably of Aramaic or Hebrew origin, possibly meaning "house of affliction" or "house of figs". In the New Testament the town of Bethany is the home of Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. It has been in use as a rare given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century, used primarily by Catholics in honour of Mary of Bethany. In America it became moderately common after the 1950s.
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  • Brittany

    Under-stated but undeniable elegance achieved with Peruvian pink opal gemstones, beads of matte agate and rhodonite, and a pink tassel charm. Behind the Name, Brittany: From the name of the region in the northwest of France, called in French Bretagne. It was named for the Britons who settled there after the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the invasions of the Anglo-Saxons. As a given name, it first came into common use in America in the 1970s.  
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  • Brooke

    Head-turning flash of a hand-crafted bracelet with a large agate slice gemstone pendant and beads of ceramic and glass with brass spacers. Behind the Name, Brooke: Variant of BROOK. The name came into use in the 1950s, probably influenced by American socialite Brooke Astor (1902-2007). It was further popularized by actress Brooke Shields (1965-).
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  • Rebecca

    Mysterious and sultry shades of black, blue and purple, using glass, rhyolite and agate beads, and a black agate slice gemstone pendant. Behind the Name, Rebecca: From the Hebrew name רִבְקָה (Rivqah) from an unattested root probably meaning "join, tie, snare". This is the name of the wife of Isaac and the mother of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament. It came into use as a Christian name after the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular with the Puritans in the 17th century.
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