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  • Writer's pictureMarcel Kolb & Susanne Chacon

Lucky Charm, Talisman & Co.

Jewellery with meaning and symbolism!

Jewellery is not only valuable and beautiful. Jewellery can also carry meaning. Especially when the heart beats faster and excitement increases, lucky charms help to focus.

A good luck charm - which one of you has one? When I asked myself this question, the answer was immediate "Nope".

Or maybe i have one? Because when I really think about it, I realize that I am almost surrounded by it. Whether it's the little "treasures" that I brought back from one of my travels or the small symbolic pieces of jewellery that have collected in the course of my life.

But of all those beautiful things in my jewellery box, one necklace stands out. It is a relatively large, Indian amulet made of massive silver, which represents the god Shiva. I bought it from a street vendor on one of my journeys many years ago. Since then it is my constant companion. Especially in difficult situations it should not be missing, because over the years the necklace has become a kind of talisman for me.

Lucky charms have a long tradition

Since time immemorial, jewellery has been worn as a good luck charm and to protect against evil spirits. Whether they are blessing symbols, precious stones with a special meaning, healing effects or "only" through the positive wishes of the giver - it was beyond question at that time that the small pendants, chains or rings could influence the fate of their wearer for good. Lucky symbols and lucky charms have a long tradition and have been preserved most stubbornly in popular belief.

Symbols of luck

In addition, pendants in the form of all imaginable symbols of good luck were and are popular: four-leaf clovers - occurring in nature only as a mutation and therefore naturally something special - as well as coins that were intended to help their wearer to an unexpected blessing. But symbols from outside the European cultural circle are also popular motifs for jewellery: The "Hand of Fatima" from India, for example, is worn as a pendant on necklaces or bracelets, and Tibetan symbols such as shells, lotus flowers or fish can be found in many creations.

In the end it doesn't matter if you prefer Thor's hammer or a horseshoe. It is not important which religion the symbol belongs to or which geographical affiliation you assign to it today. For many people a talisman is a gift or a memento, something with which he/she associates a dear person or an important emotion, such as a childhood gift or a shell from the beach...

...they remind us of something, give us strength and protect us.

But even if you give a present to someone who believes more in the happiness in their own hands, lucky charms are at least a constant reminder to these people that from a distance someone is thinking of them benevolently.

We are looking forward to your visit in our online shop! A large selection of jewellery is waiting for you - jewellery with symbolism and with meaning! Maybe you will find here your new favorite necklace or talisman!




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