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Very Breezy



Regular price $95.00 USD
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This brooch features a hand holding a rope hoop, with 5 talismans of good luck dangling from curb chains. The first two charms are horns, which have been used in jewelry to ward off evil since 3500 BC, a superstition that has its roots in Italy. Also dangling are two colored cabochon stones in green and orange, which I believe are spinel. But my favorite symbol here, which also has Italian origins, is the Figa hand symbol. Dating back to the Etruscans in 6th Century BC, this gesture was originally considered obscene and was made to imitate heterosexual intercourse, but is became both a good luck charm, to bring about fertility and virility, and an amulet to ward off evil, with the idea being that the gesture is so obscene, it scares away or distracts the devil. Superstitious or not, we can all use a little extra luck these days, and this brooch is my preferred method. It looks elegant on a wool coat but just as great on denim. Measures about about 3.5" total length, and closes in the back with a hinged pin and safety catch. Please note that the stones have not been laboratory tested. 

Great vintage condition. With any questions about the specific condition or size, please email for additional photos or measurements, as all sales are final.

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