Showcase your charms...layer your necklaces Amulet dimensions: 1/2" round (12mm)nbsp;This beautiful pyrite gold Sorte necklace has a 12" (305mm) chain and features two round amulets antiqued and rough cast with onyx protective deities on one side. Crystals outline each deity.Sorte (pronounced "SOAR-chi") means "luck" in Portuguese and Sorte necklaces are a popular Brazilian tradition. Originally used as part of the scapular ("l'Escapulario") worn by monks over their habits, they have transformed over the centuries to become necklaces of protection and good luck. Sorte necklaces are given as symbols of support and good wishes from one person to another. They are often presented to family members or friends at certain life milestones, such as when they get married, start a new job, go on a journey, undergo a medical procedure, get a driver's license... or at any other time when one wishes to show support and love. What makes Sorte necklaces unique is that each necklace has two "protective" amulets and they are meant to be worn on both in the chest and the back by the wearer. It is believed that these amulets therefore surround the wearer with protection from any bad luck or ill will.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2012
I have never received so many compliments on one simple necklace. The significance that the necklace brings with the good luck on each side and a saint to protect is enough to start up a good conversation. I love this necklace and need to buy my friends some so they stop asking to borrow it!