There's a higher power at work in our gold and silver religious charms.
Did you know that there are around 4,200 religions in the world? Although most of them don't get much press, the sheer fact that there are thousands speaks to the diversity of the human race.
Some religions like Christianity and paganism are very old, while others like Islam and scientology are relatively new, but they all have one thing in common: a higher power. Religious symbols are intriguing largely because of the history behind them. It's wonderful to get to know different cultures and their beliefs through the kaleidoscope of history.
Regardless of what your personal beliefs are, the threads of time are woven with the hundreds upon hundreds of religious deities, traditions and mythologies. Perhaps the most widely known symbol is the cross. This Christian symbol has been around for over 2,000 years. Even those who have no faith to speak of will wear this symbol. Rock stars and other celebrities adorn themselves with the cross at every turn, so it's no wonder it has been one of our biggest sellers.
Wiccans, Satanists and cultures long gone have used the symbol of the pentagram. It was even used in ancient Hebrew cultures, and its five points originally stood for generosity, fellowship, purity, courtesy and Mercy. However you choose to use the symbol, its notoriety makes it one of the most recognizable religious symbols to date.
Even the Greek gods are represented in our religious charms. The mighty Zeus with his thunderbolts stands proud in gold and silver. It is rumored that the gods lost their power after humans stopped worshiping them and that they now live among us. While that's probably not true, they are still heavily represented with religious symbols, particularly our Greek god charms.
The laughing buddha with his big, round tummy is a joyful sight. Buddhism hinges on the belief that all life is sacred, right down to the humble ant. This religion of peace uses Buddha as a symbol for many things, and we've included the Happy Buddha (who was actually a revered monk rather than the historical Buddha) as a symbol of happiness and prosperity.