Every culture on earth has symbols of good fortune and protection. Throughout human history, these powerful talismans have embodied almost a magical meaning. The GOOD LUCK COLLECTION of twelve lucky pieces, takes its inspiration from symbols derived from cultures from around the world and throughout time. They are beautiful as decorative objects but also make very meaningful gifts.
"I am playfully superstitious myself and always feel a bit of comfort when I have my good luck charms around me. I figured I might as well make them beautiful to have around." - Nima Oberoi
Every culture on earth has symbols of good fortune and protection. Throughout human history, these powerful talismans have embodied almost a magical meaning. The GOOD LUCK COLLECTION of ten lucky pieces takes its inspiration from symbols derived from cultures from around the world and throughout time. They are beautiful as decorative objects and paper weights with whimsy but also make very meaningful gifts.
FROG GOOD LUCK SYMBOL represents transformation, fertility and good fortune. When a lucky frog comes into your life that’s a sign of transformation, and it may well spark many wonderful changes!
The frog has been a strong good luck symbol in many cultures all around the world, and throughout history. With it's curious growth cycle from tadpole to frog, frogs are seen as a lucky symbol of transformation, fertility, and the awakening of one’s creativity. They also represent safe travel, abundance, wealth, prosperity, health and friendship.
Here’s some of what’s attributed to the frog as a bearer of good fortune:
Good Luck In Japan frogs are a symbol of Good Luck, and the Romans believed that to have a frog would bring good luck into the home.
Fertility The Greeks and Romans both associated frogs with fertility and harmony. To the Egyptians the frog is a symbol of life and fertility, as well as rebirth or resurrection. The frog was a creature born of the annual flooding of the Nile, which in turn made the otherwise barren lands fertile. In the Roman culture, the goddess Venus was also often depicted with a frog.
Abundance Partly due to the very large number of eggs that a frog will lay, it became a symbol of abundance as well. For many cultures, the frog is a good luck symbol, a sign of prosperous weather to come. In Native American tradition the frog is often seen as a rain maker. In Australia, the native Aborigines believed frogs brought the thunder and rain to help plants to grow.
Wealth In ancient China the frog represented the lunar yin and the Frog spirit Ch’ing-Wa Sheng was associated with healing and good fortune in business. Tradition has it that the Chinese god of wealth, the immortal Liu Hai, kept a three-legged toad as a pet. It is a symbol for riches and often pictured with a gold coin in its mouth.
Health In Native American culture, the frog is seen as a spirit animal or totem that is strongly associated with the water element and its cleansing attributes. This water connection brings emotions and feminine energies, but also cleanses physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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ELEPHANT Good Luck symbol represents Strength, Stability, Success and Wisdom. An Elephant charm can bring energies of beauty, silent power, kindness, fertility, and majesty. Its energy feels invariably kind and wise. The elephant good luck symbol can offer many different benefits throughout the home or office.
The elephant is associated with many traditional uses in feng shui. Protection, good luck, wisdom, and fertility are the main energies brought by the symbol of the elephant into any space, be it home or office. The elephants are usually depicted with the trunk up, symbolizing the showering of good luck throughout your home or office.
Because of its strength and physical power, the elephant also represents protection and stability. This symbol can be used in your child's study, your home, office or living room to activate the energy of study and curiosity. Place an elephant at or near the door of your office to promote power, wisdom, and success in your work life. If you have a small home office or workspace, you can also place an elephant near the door or entrance to the space or set a small elephant figure on your desk, work surface, or on a shelf in the room.
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PIG Good luck symbol- For centuries, pigs have been symbols representing wealth, prosperity, fertility and good luck. In old Nordic mythology, the wild boar was considered sacred, a pet of the gods and symbol of fertility. For ancient Greek, Roman and later cultures, owning pigs meant privilege and affluence. In modern Germany, pig is considered a good luck symbol. “Schwein gehabt” meaning “got lucky there!” – Though literally: “got pig!” is an often used expression in Germany.
Pigs are associated with wealth. The piggybank is a worldwide symbol of money. Feeding our piggybank with coins is an undisputable sign that we are caring for our financial future. Piggybanks are thought to protect and attract money.
In the chinese Zodiac a pig represents luck, overall good fortune, wealth, honesty, general prosperity, symbolizing a hard working, a peace-loving person, a truthful, generous, indulgent, patient, reliable, trusting, sincere, giving, sociable person with a large sense of humor and understanding.
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OMEGA Good Luck symbol being one of the most common ancient symbols, the omega sculpture symbolizes infinity and the concept of forever and makes for a meaningful gift for the home and office.
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NO 7 GOOD LUCK SYMBOL Universally, the number 7 is considered to be a good luck symbol. It represents Abundance, Good health and Wealth.The number 7 in Chinese culture is considered to be very lucky, because it represents Yin and Yang. July 7th, is also coined as the “Chinese Valentine’s Day”. People that believe in spiritual healing of the Earth, notice that 7 comes up a lot in nature, and see this as a sign of lucky. Seven seas, seven continents, seven colors in a rainbow; these are all examples how one can see Mother Earth giving guidance to good fortune.
HAMSA Good luck symbol Represents Protection, Strength and Happiness. The Hamsa Hand, or Khamsa, is common in both Jewish and Muslim communities as a sign of good luck. This charm can be worn with the hand facing up or down. It is said to protect people from negative energy and bring happiness to the beholder. Depending on the culture and community, the symbol of the hand bears different meanings. The word “hamsa” references the number five in Hebrew and is said to symbolize the five books of the Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. In Islam, the five fingers are associated with the Five Pillars of Islam. The eye on the hand represents an eye that sees everything and watches out for the beholder.
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NORTH STAR Good Luck symbol represents Good Luck and Good Fortune. The North Star is the anchor of the northern sky and has always served as a powerful navigating tool at sea, allowing sailors to calculate latitude and determine the correct course to reach their destination. Sailors also believe that a glimpse of the North Star is good luck because it means their vessel is close to home. It is a landmark, or sky marker, that helps those who follow it determine direction as it glows brightly to guide and lead toward a purposeful destination. It also has a symbolic meaning, for the North Star depicts a beacon of inspiration and hope to many.
When driving through the countryside, you might notice large five-point stars adorning the sides of many barns. Although these metal barn stars may look like Americana barn decor, they actually have a larger significance. Also known as primitive stars, these metal stars are common in farming settlements with German heritage and they're believed to bring good luck. The history of the barn star began as an attempt to ward off evil.
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KEY Good luck symbol charm represents Lucky in love and Key of Life. Keys have been a symbol of fortune and liberation around the world, used in many societies and ceremonies. For instance, in the Catholic faith, the newly consecrated Pope receives two diagonally crossed keys. One is silver, symbolizing the Pope’s spiritual authority. The other is gold, representing the power of heaven. Additionally, Jewish midwives used to give keys to a woman giving birth to “unlock” the infant and ensure a safe delivery of the baby. Today, keys are mostly associated with t Check out NIMA OBEROI LUNARES key symbol for the very best in unique and handmade pieces
FOUR LEAF CLOVER Good luck symbol represents Hope, Faith and Luck. The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are allegedly 1 in 10,000, which is why it’s considered so lucky. The four sides symbolize faith, hope, luck, and love, and anyone who finds it is said to have great fortune that day. One Christian legend claims that Eve took a four-leaf clover with her after being banished from Paradise to remind her of it. Four is also considered a masculine number and relates to the four sides of the cross, so some believe that the four-leaf clover is a piece of Paradise or the Garden of Eden.
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WISHBONE Good Luck Symbol represents hopes, dreams and possibilities. Wishbone luck dates back to as early as 322 B.C. They were collected and considered very lucky. When you make a wish on a wishbone, the wisher who breaks the bone and has the larger piece is thought to have their wish granted. The winner can then give their wish to someone else.
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Whether you believe in good luck or not, the reasons these good luck charms remained prevalent throughout history may be compelling enough to make you a collector of the NIMA OBEROI LUNARES Good Luck collection. Sustainable and original design, all NIMA OBEROI LUNARES creations are sand-cast and handmade by skilled artisans, polished to a high silver shine and then gold plated making each piece truly one of a kind. Made from recycled aluminum and 100% recyclable.