We think it is safe to assume most people think of the four-leaf clover as a symbol of good luck, and that horseshoes bring good fortune to those who wear and display them. You might think the displaying and wearing of good luck charms and jewelry all started with the Irish, but did you know that amulets and talismans have been used and worn for thousands of years, dating all the way back to Ancient Rome!? And, that there is significant difference between the two types of charms?
An amulet is an object intended to bring good luck, fortune, or protection to the owner, while talismans are objects used to ward off demonic entities and protect you from evil forces. So depending on whether you are looking to attract riches, seek protection while you travel, or avoid demonic possession, you want to make sure you choose the right jewelry charm for you! In a sense, all of these ornaments have an underlying purpose in that they give the wearer a sense of control over their own destiny and the world around them. In a realm full of chaos and unknowns, it is nice to think that you are occasionally in the driver’s seat of your own life – true or untrue as it may be.
Your lucky charms don’t always have to shine. Even socks can be lucky! Your worn and tattered baby blanket may be the only thing that keeps the evil monsters hiding in your closet at bay still today. We say, whatever gives you peace in your life is good in our book. Of course, our favorite jewelry amulets are of the silver and gold tone variety. Good luck to you, and happy shopping!