See our Packaging page for more information on the presentation of our good luck gifts and how they can be personalized with a brief message.
All presents come in a presentation gift box with a good-luck information card about luck and the Indalo. Consequently, any gift can be personalized by writing a brief message on the card. If you want us to ship your personalised gift direct to a friend, loved-one or colleague, we can write a short message on your behalf and enclose it with the box. Just add your message in the Message Box above the 'Add to Cart' button on the purchase page.
No two products are exactly the same; The hand-crafting ensures that every gift is unique.
Crop circle with Indalo outside Southampton, UK
Also see our Good-Luck-Gift shop for the complete range of lucky Indalo gifts that work
Wrought iron Indalo overlooks Mojacar, Spain
The History of Charmstones
The charmstone is a mineral believed to have mystical or healing powers. The stones or pebbles themselves occur naturally but they are honed or adapted in some way to inject charm and esoteric value.
Painted pebble charm stones date back thousands of years. They have been used as both sling-stones (made more potent by the addition of a magic or tribal emblem - as in ancient Greece) or, more commonly, as stones with reputed magical powers. In Scotland, 'cold-stones' were used to help cure sick animals. Water into which the pebble had been dipped was believed to have healing powers. One such stone preserved in the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland belonged to a farmer in Angus in the 1870s which he kept in a small leather bag suspended round his neck. In Arran, there was a stone called Baul Muluy which was used to disperse enemies: When thrown among the front ranks, the opposing army would retreat in confusion. The Macdonalds were said to have gained many a victory in this way. In medieval Iceland, the belief in charm-stones was extremely strong and featured in the 12th century Gragas law-book as well as in Icelandic folk tales and sagas such as the Laxdaela. In Scandinavia, warriors carried amulets called 'life-stones' or 'victory-stones' to strengthen their hand in a fight. When Saint Columbia was in Pictland in 565 AD, visiting the court of King Bridei, he took a white stone from the river Ness, blessed it, and instructed that the water into which it had been dipped be given to sick people in order to cure them. The stone was kept in the royal treasury and used many times.
The Lee Penny
Charmstones and the holistic approach
Charm stones were used by Native Americans for spiritual ceremonies and healing rituals, and to secure a productive harvest. Nowadays, lucky charm stones, charm bracelets, and charm rings are hugely popular, especially amongst those interested in a holistic approach to life. The holistic style of education, for example, as espoused by Montessori and Steiner, cultivates the spiritual dimensions of a child - basing its teachings on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and . . to spiritual values.
The Miwok and Pomo tribes of Northern California left thousands of charm stones on the bed of Tolay Lake which were used in spiritual ceremonies. Charm stones are also seen with the Shaligram Shilas in Hinduism and by the Maban of the Australian Aboriginies. Buddhists have the Cintamani Stone. Montessori herself spoke of "cosmic" education . . using spiritual mysticism to help people feel part of the wholeness of the universe. Today's new age thinking is rooted in the past and the use of charm stones - whether on their own or fabricated into a piece of pebble jewellery like a charm necklace, charm ring or charm bracelet is commonplace.
Indalo lucky charm stones + pebble jewellery
Indalo charm stones are unique: Originating in Almeria, Andalucia, in southern Spain, Indalo charm stones feature the Indalo Rainbow Warrior - the little Indalo symbol which is steeped in history, and reputed to have magical powers to offer protection from harm, and bring good fortune and prosperity. There are several designs representing Love, Friendship, Prosperity, Protection, Health, Happiness, Fulfillment of Dreams . . .
Choose an Indalo design to meet your own special needs (available on their own or as a piece of pebble jewellery):
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