People have adorned themselves in jewelry since the dawn of man. Originally worn as a status symbol, protective amulet, or expression of faith - today symbolic jewelry has become mainstream. While these symbols still carry deep meaning for many a wearer, in today's society of fast fashion the deeper essence seems to be fading away. Read on to learn about the roots of our favorite symbolic pieces.
Central to Christianity - crosses are believed to protect the wearer from misfortune, and are worn as a symbol of faith, and as a protective amulet. It is believed that the four physical elements of fire, water, earth, and air make up the cross. It also symbolizes the directions of the North, South, East and West.
The Hamsa is a Middle Eastern amulet, symbolizing the Hand of God. It is a protective amulet that is believed to bring the wearer good luck, health and fortune. The word Hamsa is derived from the idea of five fingers on a hand.
The evil eye is a protective amulet against evil. Finding its origins in ancient Greece and Rome, the Evil Eye is one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. It is seen in nearly ever country and religion in the world, including Judaism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism and Christianity.