PUERTO RICAN Flag Heart Earrings
Puerto Rican Flag Heart- Wood Earrings.
"Despite popular misconceptions, the Puerto Rican flag was not based on the United Stated flag. The design of The Flag of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico reflects the close ties that bound the Cuban and Puerto Rico patriots in the 19th century for the flag which waves over the Capital of San Juan is the Cuban flag color reversed."
"The Puerto Rican flag consists of 5 alternate red and white stripes. On the left of the flag is a single white five-pointed star resting in a blue triangle.
The three red stripes symbolizes the blood from the brave warriors, the two white stripes victory and peace after obtaining independence, blue symbolizes the sky and sea and the white star is the island.
In 1952 when Puerto Rico became a commonwealth, the flag was officially adopted, but it symbolism was altered to distance the flag from its history, along the blue, it was changed to a darker tone to make it similar to the American flag.
The symbolism is explained thus. The white star stands for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico while the three sides of the equilateral triangle together represent the three branches of the Republican government (executive, legislative and judicial branches). The three red strips symbolize the blood that feeds those parts of the government. The two white stripes symbolizing the rights of man and the freedom of the individual, are a perpetual reminder of the need for vigilance of a democratic government is to be preserved." (Source)
These are approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
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