Lucky Charms

Was there ever a time when the human race wasn’t superstitious? We’ve carried amulets of luck since we crawled out of the primordial ooze. Don’t get me started on theatre traditions; between not whistling (which started because early flymen were trained on ships and the calls were made by whistles, if you ‘gave a little whistle’ at the wrong time a bar would land on your head) to the Scots play, and the go outside turn 3 times and spit – well it just is amazing anyone remembers lines. All charmers know that when a friend is in need we jingle, and every faith in the world lights candles I think. The Victorians did lucky charms as well as they obsessed about every other tiny detail – we are left with gobos and touch wuds, hands, legs, horns, coral, hair jewelry and a limitless assortment of charms. This set is a prime example:

a set of victorian lucky charms on a ring with coral

Puffy silver lucky charms of the Victorian Era, with a coral horn

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