We may not get a bank holiday but you can still celebrate St George’s Day in style, we’ve found some ferocious new dragons to bring you! He obviously didn’t set much store by them but we reckon they’ll be a popular addition to our range.

The story (well, one of them!) goes that George was travelling in Libya and came upon a huge pond, where a terrible dragon lived. The frightened villagers were feeding it sheep but when they’d all gone, the dragon demanded to be fed on a young maiden each day. This had been going on for some time and the only maid left was the King’s daughter. The fearless George determined to save her, attacking the dragon with his spear. The dragon’s scales were so tough however that the weapon merely shattered into pieces! Undaunted, George drew his sword Ascalon, piercing the dragon under its wing where there were no scales. The dragon fell dead and the townspeople rejoiced. 

dragon pendant

Dragons have featured in jewellery pieces for centuries, most notably in Chinese and Celtic designs. Perhaps one of the reasons they’re so popular is because being mythical, there are no real constraints and you can be as creative as you like with their appearance! With this in mind, we’d love to see any dragon themed pieces you’ve created, or hear any related stories you have to tell.

In association with The Fairy Tale Fair