Lucky charm symbol jewellery is popular and has real meaning. But what particular jewellery brings good luck exactly – and how?
A good luck necklace or bracelet is predominantly jewellery with lucky charms attached, featured or symbolised: It is largely bought as jewellery to wear for good luck. But what are lucky charms anyway? And what is the most lucky charm?
Good luck jewellery
The good luck jewellery in our SHOP is based on ancient faiths, religions and beliefs . . featuring the sort of symbols and talismans that people have put their faith in for centuries. These symbols are represented on each of the jewellery pieces and the resultant lucky charm jewellery has real provenance. The good luck symbols are mostly derived from centuries-old superstitions based on the wish to avoid bad luck and misfortune.
The fact is, over a third of people in the world believe in superstition (and especially, good or bad luck). As an example, millions believe that “touching wood” or “knocking on wood” will avoid bad luck. The tradition of touching wood for good luck goes back thousands of years when trees and Mother Nature were perceived as having a special connection. Amongst sportsmen and women, this figure is even higher – especially utilised on the big day of an event, competition, match, test or exam. Many politicians and actors too, like to wear a lucky charm, talisman or amulet. Millions of people put their trust in little good luck symbols and charms to attract good fortune (or amulets to ward off bad luck).
But what exactly are these charms – and where do they come from? Folklore, superstition and religion are the principal sources of symbols used in lucky charms, although fables, myths and legends play an important role too. However, most myths are religious in their origin in any case. Folklore, on the other hand, encompasses stories that, despite elements of fantasy, are a symbolic way of presenting the different means by which human beings coped with life in the past. Legends are probably more historical in nature and are usually the subject of a war, or a saint, a king, a hero, or other famous person. And the truth is, it is these stories, beliefs and superstitions that are behind many of the good luck charms we see today.
Even nowadays, there are few people who will openly tempt superstition or fate. For example, the number 13 is perceived as so unlucky in the West that people avoid it completely: In fact, the number 13 is often completely absent from the floor of a hotel or the seat number on a plane.
We have all grown up and become familiar with these superstitions. Whether you personally choose to believe them or not, it is undeniable that superstition effects a lot of people. Stage actors, public speakers, and sports athletes in particular are famous for their strange and often funny superstitious habits; political leaders too. In general, superstition about good luck, happiness, success, prosperity, love, fertility and so on, stems from folklore, myth and legend of the past, and many are enacted even today in religious festivals around the word, year after year.
Jewellery that brings good luck
So, over the centuries, the concept of luck and lucky charms has become important and, even today, millions of people genuinely believe that some sort of good luck charm will bring them good fortune and prosperity, and that it will keep misfortune at bay. In fact, it has been proved in scientific experiments that it is this BELIEF (or lack of it) which makes them have good luck (or bad).
At any one time, up to 30% of shoppers online are looking to buy a gift and, of those, 10% are shopping to buy a “good luck” gift – that’s a lot of good luck sentiment looking to buy something to pass on wishes of good fortune to a friend or loved-one.
What jewellery brings good luck? and what is the most lucky charm?
We established our gift shop in Spain (and we now have a base in the UK too) and so a lot of our jewellery is Spanish or has a Spanish / Mediterranean influence and symbolism. For example: Camino de Santiago jewellery, which is hugely popular, or jewellery featuring the lucky Indalo Man of Andalucía, and other jewellery featuring Christian symbols like crosses [for example: St James cross, Cruz de Caravaca, and the St Francis or Tau Cross]. But we also have lucky charm jewellery featuring symbolic Clovers, Elephants, Turtles, Geckos, Seahorses, Ladybirds and Gemstones. And . . the most lucky charm? It’s probably the Horseshoe (in Western culture anyway).
Lucky charm jewellery
In our SHOP, all our jewellery for good luck is offered with an information card explaining the origin and meaning of the particular lucky symbol.
We have jewellery for good luck that is genuinely believed to be lucky by millions of people – possessing provenance and genuine character that really DOES mean something, especially jewellery featuring these symbols that people have put their faith in for so many years:
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