Our Make a Difference Sterling Silver CZ Memorial Jewelry Pendant is the perfect way to honor your loved one. It is made of polished 925 sterling silver and rhodium plated to last. It comes with an 18" chain with a spring ring clasp and a stylish gift box with a magnetic closure.
Celebrated jewelry designer Deborah J. Birdoes creates each piece of jewelry as a reminder of your loved one. These distinctive designs are accompanied by her original or hand-picked poetry to convey the special feelings of love and joy you feel for your loved one. It is the simple expression of emotion for both the purchaser and wearer of the jewelry piece.
Includes a poem card with the following text:
Make A Difference
While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water. He came closer still and called out, Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing? The young man paused, looked up, and replied Throwing starfish into the ocean. The old man smiled, and said, I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean? To this, the young man replied, The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I dont throw them in, theyll die. Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You cant possibly make a difference!
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, It made a difference for that one.
This story has been circulated around the web in many versions, usually with no mention of author. It is said to be paraphrased from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley, 1907 - 1977.
Material: Sterling Silver (Rhodium-Plated), CZ crystals Dimensions: 35 mm x 29 mm Capacity: Does not hold ashes Includes 18" chain with spring ring clasp Includes Gift Box with Poem