A man and women embrace, perhaps brought together by a piece of lucky symbol jewelry

Make Your Own Luck

Did you know that luck has a rich, storied history rooted in symbolism? Scroll down to learn about lucky symbols found in different cultures, from the four-leafed clover to the Hamsa, and discover gorgeous jewelry with a lucky streak.

 
 
Shop claddagh rings at KAY for a gift that is as beautiful as it is meaningful

Symbolic of love, friendship and loyalty, you’re lucky to receive a Claddagh whether it’s featured on a ring, earrings, or pendant.

 
 
Keep luck close with our selection of delicate horseshoe jewelry at KAY

The horseshoe’s luck stems from a story in which St. Dunstan, then a blacksmith, nailed a horseshoe to a horse, which turned out to be the devil in disguise. He agreed to remove the painful horseshoe as long as the devil agreed to never enter a house where a horseshoe was displayed. Thus, it became a symbol of luck and protection.

 
 
The clover is a classic lucky symbol and a a cute complement to any outfit--especially around St. Patrick

The leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, with the fourth one being luck. It's said that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than anywhere else, hence the phrase "the luck of the Irish."

 
 
Beautiful emeralds are known to have a lucky streak, so get yours now at Kay Jewelers

The emerald has long been associated with good luck. It’s considered especially lucky to wear this gemstone on Thursdays.

 
 
Deep and mysterious, amethyst gemstones are considered a lucky talisman for those who may be looking to increase their energy

Need luck to help make your dreams come true? Amethyst is considered by many to be a talisman of success.

 
 
Citrine is gemstone that radiates light and happiness--wearing this stone is sure to bring luck your way

Citrine is said to bring about good fortune in unexpected ways. It’s known to bring about prosperity and success, thus giving it the name of “Success Stone.”

 
 
Precious peridot

Peridot is a talisman of luck which adds charm and eloquence to your presentations, evokes a helpful response from typically unhelpful people, and protects against envy, gossip and deceit.

 
 
Wishbone

Ancient Romans were the first to see the wishbone as a symbol of luck, which eventually turned into the tradition of breaking it apart.


 
Brighten everyday with your own personal rainbow from KAY

Rainbows are lucky because they are believed to provide their viewers with hope and motivation. They are even thought to be the hiding place for pots of gold in Irish mythology!


 
Knots are a simple symbol with many complex meanings, one of which is their status as a lucky symbol in, many cultures

The mystic knot is a popular good luck charm in Feng Shui. It’s believed to bring happiness and good fortune by attracting a continuous flow of positive energy.


 
Although the hamsa is an ancient lucky symbol, it

The Hamsa (Arabic) or Hamesh (Hebrew) is a palm-shaped amulet depicting the open right hand. It’s a sign of protection that also represents blessings, power and strength and is said to deflect the evil eye. The hand can be shown with the fingers spread apart to ward off evil, or closed together to bring good luck.


 
There are many animals considered lucky in different cultures, but some common examples are elephants, ladybugs and pigs--all of which make adorable jewelry.

Many animals are known to be lucky, including the elephant, pig, dolphin, frog, tiger, horse, goldfish, cricket, rabbit and ladybug!


 
Italian horns are said to aid in avoiding bad luck and are always a good piece to have in your jewelry box

The Italian Horn is an amulet worn to protect against the evil eye and bad luck in general, and to promote fertility and virility.