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…

 

 

The 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!