Lapis and Silver Milagros Charm Bracelet - Sold
What a "wow!" bracelet. The colors make it easy to wear with bluejeans with the denim colored lapis and silver milagros charms while the natural lemon raw quartz beads add sparkle and contrast. Dark blue lapis beads and frosted glass beads with tiny sapphire blue crystals shine drawing your eye to the silver milagros.
Milagros are small religious folk charms found throughout Latin America, especially Mexico and Peru. They are also used in Europe, there they are called “exvotos”, or offerings. These small charms, usually about 1/2 in size, but can be as big as 6-8 inches, are most often made of pressed tin, but they can also be gold, silver, wood and even wax. Milagros are usually purchased from street vendors outside churches, shrines, and other places of worship.
Milagro miracle charms have been used since the 5th century, imploring divine aid from saints and guardian angels. They were bought to the New World by the Spanish, and it was there they were so eagerly adopted and formed the exquisite folkloric devotional art form we have today.
Milagros are most often carried or placed around the home for good luck and protection. They are also commonly used to assist in focusing upon a specific ailment, based on the type of charm used. They are considered power protective talismans.
• Bracelet 7 inches
This bracelet comes beautifully packaged, ready for gifting.