Blue Peace Sign Necklace
The peace sign combines a circle and a vertical line with downward sloping lines forming a sort of upside down broken cross. During the 1960’s it symbolized the spirit of love, service to humanity, and peace. Its use grew from the anti-war hippie culture and quickly merged into mainstream society as it came to appear on everyday items such as advertisements, drawings, toys, and jewelry.
Gerald Herbert Holtom, and artist and designer, created the modern day peace sign on February 21, 1958 as a marketing symbol for the 1958 march from Trafalgar Square, London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in England. Holtom, a staunch peacemaker, worked with the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War (DAC) to develop the symbol’s design.