A duo of antique charms paired for their beauty and also the protection that each is said to afford the wearer. Mother of pearl is not only calming to the senses, but is said to protect one from negative influences and bad, wearying energy. The mano figa, literally translated as fig hand, is used to ward off bad luck and the malocchio or evil eye, one of the most ancient superstitions in Italy. Worn as an amulet, the mano figa can help deflect negative energy of all kinds and made of a striped amber agate, it is especially powerful because agate is also known to dispel malice. The ancient Chinese also used agate to cleanse the mind to make space for luck and fortune.