As a silver, platinum and gold dealer True North Gold Buyer buys all kinds of jewellery. On our website we try to offer you a full list of jewellery we buy, but if you still can not find your item please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email for further information.
Amulets are worn on the body (often as jewellery) or on clothing, attached to vehicles or put on animals (pets or livestock). Pendants, Amulets and Lockets are made from a variety of materials like for example (precious) stones, (precious) metals such as gold, silver or platinum, coins, drawings, rings, religious objects (Eye of Horus, Christian cross, Buddha statue), plants (eg the four-leaf clover) and (parts of) animals and are supposed to protect its carrier.
Even in prehistoric times amulets or pendants were worn in the form of slain prey’s remains (teeth and claws). This pendant was to give the wearer the powers of the animal.
Amulets and talismans are often confused. Amulets provide protection and prevent the wearer from danger and talismans are supposed to bring luck (lucky charms) and prosperity.
Amulets are known in all religions. In Europe the Christian Church turned against superstition and therefore pendants like amulets, talismans or lucky charms. This however didn’t prevent popular belief from holding on to amulets connected to christian belief.
For example Christopher has always been a widely popular saint, being especially revered by athletes, mariners, ferrymen, and travelers. Medallions with his name and image are worn to show devotion to a certain saint and ask for that saint’s prayers. They are frequently displayed in automobiles.
As a gold buyer, silver buyer and platinum buyer True North Gold Buyer buys all kinds of jewellery. On our website we try to offer you a full list of jewellery we buy, but if you still can not find your item please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email for further information.
A pendant (from Old French ‘pendant’) is a hanging object, generally attached to a necklace or an earring. In modern French this is a the gerund form of “hanging” (also meaning “during”). Pendants can have several functions:
- identification (i.e. religious symbols, sexual symbols, symbols of rock bands)
- protection (i.e. amulets, religious symbols)
- self-affirmation (i.e. initials, names)
- ostentation (i.e. jewels).
- award (i.e Scouting Ireland Chief Scout’s Award, Order of CúChulainn)
Pendants can have combined purposes (i.e. a richly jewelled symbol).
A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item such as a curl of hair. Lockets are usually given to loved ones on holidays such as Valentine’s Day and occasions such as Christenings, weddings and, most noticeably during the Victorian Age, funerals.
Lockets are generally worn on chains around the neck and often hold a photo of the person who gave the locket, or they could form part of a charm bracelet. Lockets, just like amulets come in many shapes such as ovals, hearts and circles and are usually made of precious metals for example gold, platinum and silver befitting their status as decorative jewellery.