Horseshoe - Good luck flows from the ends of a horseshoe.
Hand - The Hamsa is a Middle Eastern symbol dating back to prehistoric times designed to give protection from the evil eye, bad luck that results from the attention or jealousy of others.
Peace & Heart - Both objects are a representation of something that has come to symbolize peace/love.
Three-Leaf Clover - Reminds us of Faith, Hope, and Love. The extra leaflet on the four-leaf clover is for Luck.
Elephant - Deals primarily with strength, honor, stability and patience, among other attributes. In particular, an elephant with the trunk pointing upwards is good luck.
Breast Cancer Ribbon - A universal symbol, helping families of breast cancer victims unite and spread awareness of breast cancer.
Tiger Eye - Roman soldiers wore a tiger eye because they believed it was an "all seeing" eye. Even today, a tiger eye is used as a psychic protection.
Amber - Amber brings a light hearted freedom, good luck and happiness. Amber contains strong vibrations that purify and cleanse the whole being. Helps in choice making and stimulates the intellect. Brings good luck to warriors.
Turquoise - Good for communication. Develops natural powers.
Crystals - Helps in choice making. Stimulates intellect. You just have to hold the crystal and gaze into it to feel your mind becoming tranquil. This gemstone should be used by anyone in need of more patience or perseverance.
Meaning of the Brazilian Ribbon that Soulcharms are tied with
Brazilian Wish Ribbons or “Fitas do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia,” as they are known in Brazil, have been around for many years. It is believed that they were created around 1792.
All you need to do is tie the ribbon around your wrist with 3 knots. Make a wish for each of the 3 knots you tie. Once the Wish Ribbon wears out and falls off your wrist on its own, it is believed that your 3 wishes will come true.
These bracelets were previously known as "the measure of Bonfim" because their size (47 centimeters) corresponded to the length of the arm of a Christ statue located at Bahia's most famous church - The Church of Senhor do Bonfim.
In the 19th Century, the bracelets were silk made and the writings on them were done by hand with ink or silver. They were worn on the neck as a necklace, upon which were hung medallions and holy images. Nowadays, the bracelets are polyester made and are tied around the wrist rather than around the neck. In Brazil, these popular bracelets have received many names: Ribbon of Bonfim, Little Ribbon, Miracle Ribbon, Wish Ribbon...
Worn by many generations, these ribbons are a symbol of faith and good luck!