Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Peace Symbol

I've been hearing a lot about the Peace symbol lately, and it seems like more and more people are wearing it. In response to customer requests, Anita's Beads now stocks a lovely sterling silver Peace symbol in just the right size to add to bracelets, as well as earrings and other jewelry.

The other day a friend mentioned that she thought that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace symbol so I checked into it. BBC News Magazine cites March 1958 as the date of its first use as the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Ken Kolsbun's book Peace: The Biography of a Symbol published by National Geographic looks like an interesting source for further information.