Engagement gift with an Indalo charm for good luck
Online gifts from Spain to say Good Luck, Best Wishes, Congratulations or With Love
Lucky gifts for the Engagement
The engagement gift was a symbol of the groom’s intentions. In Roman times, the first kiss at the initiation of the engagement (and after the completion of the ceremony) represented a legal contract. Nowadays, engagements tend to be less formal. But it is still common for the couple to exchange gifts, or sometimes to have a party to celebrate their announcement – with gifts given to the invited guests.
Do you know someone who would like some special gifts with meaning for their Engagement Party guests . . or would you like to pass on some special good luck wishes to a couple for their future lives together?
Why not send a little lucky Indalo as a good luck wish to your friends on their Engagement . . saying Congratulations to the engaged couple and wishing them a long and happy future together. Or perhaps you could get some presents for the people who are invited to the celebration party. See SHOP for range of ENGAGEMENT gifts.
In medieval Italy, diamonds were used in engagement rings to symbolise enduring love; they believed that the diamond was created from the “flames of love”. In Egypt, the circular shape means un-ending love and commitment. And superstition says that it is unlucky to buy the engagement and wedding rings on the same day.
There are many rituals associated with engagement which is the beginning of the process leading up to marriage – one of society’s greatest events or occasions. In parts of Scotland even now, the ‘blackening’ is a ritual performed with great relish. The engaged couple are captured one night by so-called ‘friends’ and covered with foul substances such as treacle, feathers, and so on. They are then paraded around the village. In the 18th century, the custom of hand-fasting was observed. A couple would live together for a year and a day, at which time they would decide whether or not to make a lifelong commitment. It was considered more important for the bride to be experienced and fertile than to be a virgin.
The Indalo shape (whether it be classical like Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, or spiritual as in the Rainbow Warrior of the ancient North American Indian Cree tribe), is a popular symbol (like the clover leaf, horseshoe, or scarab) used to pass on good luck sentiments to friends and family.
Our lucky charms come from Almeria in southern Spain close to where the original Indalos were discovered. This is a region of ancient culture believed to be the origin of the Neolithic civilisation that spread up into the whole of northern Europe between 4000 and 2000 BC – and the beginning of a megalithic era that was one of the great periods of Spanish and European history and included the construction of the mystical monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury in Britain. Cave paintings of Indalo-type shapes mingle with representations of suns, spirals, animals and labyrinths, each with their own mystical and esoteric meaning.
Pass on your good luck sentiments to friends or loved ones . .
The Indalo is reputed to have mystical powers to bring luck, good fortune and happiness. So . .
- FOR THOSE THAT SEEK happiness, prosperity, friendship, protection, and good health . .
- FOR THOSE WHO WANT more luck, love, confidence, success, and achievement . .
- FOR THOSE WHO want their dreams to come true . .
Get them an Indalo!!!
Many of the lucky charms on this site are hand-crafted and so although the colour, size, etc, can vary a bit from the photos shown here, it is used as a recognised but unique way to express goodwill wishes and desires. The accompanying information card about good luck and the Indalo can be personalised with your own special message.
The gift of an Indalo is perfect . . saying With Love, Congratulations, Good Luck, Best Wishes, or Thinking of You . . in its own special way.
You can see more information / ideas on our sister websites:
Lucky Charm Jewelry for a gift to say With Love from ou IndaloMart site
Household presents and Accessories to say With Love from our IndaloMart site
Good luck ENGAGEMENT / LOVE gifts