Featured Drawing a bit of a blank for keywords on these 1970s charm necklaces (Occult??)

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Lucille.b, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Can anyone come up with keywords for these? Was going to sell as a lot on Ebay. I think circa 1970s.

    Thanks!

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    All relate to attracting good luck, warding off the evil eye. Italian mano fico & cornicello (little horn):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornicello

    Hamsa/Hand of Fatima, with horseshoe, lucky 13 & four leaf clover. (Held by a skeleton hand?)
     
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    My thoughts exactly......looks Italian as all getout to me....some-one wants to ward off evil spirits with the horns:stop::stop: and wants all the good luck they can get:singing::singing:!!!!!!!! BUT, still pretty!!!!:):) And, yeah, what's with the skeleton hand.....an extra kink????:eek:
     
  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The skeleton fits with the 13 charm. I think it's an anti-bad luck necklace. The horseshoe is upside down too.
     
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Downright classy compared to this.

    Coral Bugs Bunny Pendant 18K Yellow Gold Charm xc good luck for Necklace

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  6. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Lol, Bronwen, I agree! :happy:
     
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  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Those are neat. I have never seen anything like that before where the charms are arranged like that.
    Yep, that is bad luck to have the horse shoe upside down. At least to me the superstitious gal.
     
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  8. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Oops... already listed it. I'll leave that upside down horseshoe factoid out, lol!
     
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  9. bluumz

    bluumz Well-Known Member

    There's actually some debate over the proper way to hang a horseshoe.
    Some believe they must be hung with the prongs up "so the luck doesn't run out".
    Others believe they must be hung with the prongs down "so good luck spills down on those who pass beneath it", (hence the tradition of nailing one above a doorway.)
     
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  10. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Growing up horseshoes were all hung upright to hold the luck. NEVER heard of pouring good luck out. It was the same as statues of elephants, if trucks were up good luck, trunks down bad luck. Different areas had different ideas.
    greg
     
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