Lucky Charms From Around The World

Author Corinne DiZoglio
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Date Jan 18, 2018

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Start your New Year off right with a little extra luck from some vintage and estate jewelry currently in our collection! When it comes to luck, every country around the world has their own beliefs and superstitions. In India, elephants are seen as symbols of good luck while in Germany it’s pigs. Some good luck symbols, like the scarab or dolphins, date back to ancient times while others find their roots in the middle ages. No matter where you come from, it never hurts to appreciate the good luck beliefs of other cultures. Plus, who doesn’t need another excuse to add to their jewelry collection? Read on to learn about our favorite lucky charms and find the piece that’s right for you!

Elephants

    1. 1. 14K YELLOW GOLD ELEPHANT DROP EARRINGS
      SOLD!

    2. 2. 18K TWO-TONE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND ELEPHANT BANGLE
      ESBR3103 || $1,270 || SHOP NOW

Elephants are seen as a symbol of good luck in many countries, especially India. They represent power, stability and wisdom. In Hinduism, elephants are considered sacred. The god Ganesh, one of the most worshipped and well-known deities, even has the head of an elephant. While it is common to have elephant carvings or pictures in the home to bring good luck, actually wearing elephant charms has become a popular practice. We have two great examples of elephant jewelry currently in our collection! First is a pair of elephant drop earrings set in 14k yellow gold. We also have a flexible bangle set with elephants on each end, one in yellow gold and the other in pave diamonds. Both elephants have ruby eyes.

Pigs

  1. 1. FINN 18K YELLOW GOLD PIG PENDANT
    ESNK4503 || $2,100 || SHOP NOW

In Germany, pigs are seen as a sign of good fortune. During the Middle Ages, having a pig showed you were a family of wealth and prosperity. It indicated that the owners would never go hungry. The common German expression “schwein gehabt” meaning “got lucky there” literally translates to “got pig!” Today people are often gifted a marzipan pig as a form of good luck. Looking for some pig prosperity of your own? Currently in our collection we have an adorable Finn pig necklace. The pig is set in 18k yellow gold and has two full cut diamonds for eyes.

Scarab

  1. 1. 14K YELLOW GOLD SCARAB EARRINGS
    SOLD!

If you’re looking to start off your new year right then the scarab is the lucky charm for you! Since ancient Egypt, scarabs have been seen as symbols of rebirth and regeneration. They are associated with the rise of the sun and represent new creation and eternal life. They are also handy in protecting the wearer from evil. Here we have a pair of earrings set with ten various colored hardstone scarabs, which come together to create a flower design. Perfect to rock that “new year, new you” vibe!

Nazar

  1. 1. LINKS OF LONDON 18K YELLOW GOLD DIAMOND EVIL EYE WATCH OVER ME NECKLACE
    ESNK4695 || $1,800 || SHOP NOW

A nazar is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect you from the “evil eye.” It is a popular good luck symbol in Turkey as well as other countries in that area including Armenia, Romania, Albania, Iran, and Afghanistan. Typically the amulet is made of handmade glass in blue, white, light blue, and black. It is said that when an evil eye cracks, it has done its job of protecting you. Here we have a contemporary take on the nazar. This Watch Over Me Evil Eye necklace by Links of London is set in 18k yellow gold with full cut diamonds. Perfect to keep those positive vibes coming in 2018.

Dolphins

1. 14K YELLOW GOLD DOLPHIN PENDANT
SOLD!

  1. 2. A.G.A. CORREA & SONS 18K YELLOW GOLD DOLPHIN EARRINGS
    ESER5388 || $490 || SHOP NOW

  2. 3. CARRERA Y CARRERA 18K WHITE GOLD DOLPHIN EARRINGS
    ESER5585 || $1,120 || SHOP NOW

Dolphins are considered a good luck symbol by many cultures. In ancient times, after spending months at sea, sailors saw the sight of dolphins swimming next to their ship as a sign that land was nearby. Since then dolphins have been seen as a good omen and a symbol of protection. Wearing a dolphin pendant is said to not only protect, but also keep you on the right track towards your goal. Keep your new year’s resolution in check with this 14k yellow gold dolphin pendant! For more luck in 2018, we also have two pairs of dolphin earrings. The first are 18k yellow gold jumping dolphin earrings by AGA. Correa & Sons. The second are 18k white gold dolphin earrings by Carrera y Carrera. The earrings are designed as domes with scrolling dolphins set with eight full cut diamond as eyes.

Looking to add some more luck to your 2018? Browse our full vintage & estate online collection or visit us in stores to see more vintage and estate jewelry!

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