The joy of exploration and new adventures...
With the academic year is beginning again, lockdown easing and travel destinations opening up; travelling is on the cards. Research tells us that time abroad can help us develop in wonderful ways, with gap year students becoming more creative, outgoing and compassionate. Taking the leap, however, can be a daunting experience. Finding your place in an unfamiliar country doesn’t come without at least a little bit of loneliness or nervousness at first.
Whether you’re heading off on holiday, or planning a staycation this year – here are some travelling talismans to remind you of the joys of exploring new cultures and new adventures…
For the Believer…
Heading off somewhere new can be a bit daunting, but
anything is possible with a bit of self-belief.
Add some extra reassurance with one of these symbolic talismans; the
perfect self–purchase or gift for a loved one starting their new adventure…
Hamsa Hand is a very old symbol,
with some of the oldest found dating back to over 1,800 years ago in
Mesopotamia and Carthage (present day Iraq and Tunisia). This symbol is normally worn to protect the
wearer from the ‘Evil Eye’ – the belief that if someone with bad thoughts or
intentions looks upon you they can bring about bad events in your life. This symbol has slightly different meanings
depending on the orientation of the hand: if the fingers point upwards this is
a protective symbol against negativity and evil from others and from within
yourself. Alternatively, if the fingers
point downwards this symbol is thought to draw good luck to the wearer. Wear this symbol to promote luck, health,
happiness and protection.
A similar protective symbol is the Evil Eye, which again is said to protect against evil spirits and
negative energies by deflecting them away from the wearer. This symbol of good luck is often gifted to
family members for protection and is widely used across the world, particularly
in parts of the Mediterranean, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
For the Dreamer…
Have you always dreamed of visiting a particular
country? Or are you just itching to experience
a new culture or city? Hold on tight to
those dreams and make them reality –if you never try you’ll never know!
Make sure you keep hold of those dreams and don’t let them
slip away with one of our jewellery pieces for dreaming, or gift one to a friend or family member to ensure that
they do the same! We particularly love
the dreamcatcher designs with their positive Bohemian vibes, the perfect way to
finish off a Summer look.
For the Explorer…
You don’t have to be jetting off on a plane for your Summer
adventure this year; there’s so much to be discovered here on our doorstep in
the UK! With over 11,073 miles of
British coastline to be discovered, 10 National Parks to explore, and countless
tucked away parks, walks and public footpaths in our towns and cities, there is
plenty to keep us occupied over these warmer Summer months!
Treat yourself to a piece of jewellery from Mantra’s Direction and Dreams range to remember
all of your Summer adventures by.
Whatever your Summer looks like this year, we’d love to see
pictures of you enjoying your Fabulous jewellery – don’t forget to tag us
online on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!