Love, Security, Protection
The mano figa, literally translated as "fig hand" is known as a magically protective talisman to ward off evil curses and bad energy. Clear quartz is thought to be a powerful stone that draws off negative energy of all kinds, aids concentration and unlocks memory, and even stimulates the immune system, bringing the body into balance.
The antique Victorian tooth and amethyst horn charm is a lucky charm that provides protection against the evil eye, a curse thought to be caused by the jealousy and envy of others. Some know the horn as the devils horn amulet, because it was thought to be shaped like one of the devils horns, but the symbol actually predates Christianity by thousands of years. The original shape is thought to be that of the horn of an african eland (a genus of antelopes) or based on the horns of the old European moon goddess but the actual origins are debated.
In Victorian culture locks were important symbols of love and commitment - a gift given to symbolically lock the wearer's heart.
Primitive locks and keys have been used for thousands of years, beginning with the ancients Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Over time, the key came to symbolize more than protection of personal property. A key grants access to something beyond a closed door – a tool to symbolically unlock knowledge, power, deeper material and spiritual understanding, and even to connect with the afterlife.