The meaning behind… the Elephant

Each piece of Muru jewellery is imbued with meaning. We love wearing symbols that empower us, whether it’s to boost our positive vibes, signify a new beginning or bring us good luck with our endeavours. We find our design inspiration from different cultures and beliefs all over the world.
This week we’re exploring the deeper meaning behind elephant jewellery. Elephants hold great symbolism in so many cultures, there’s no wonder this gorgeous elephant charm has become so popular! 
Our elephant necklace is the talisman for strength of character and determination. Each piece has been hand crafted in solid sterling silver and detailed with traditional Indian elephant markings. The collection features our beautifully weighted elephant necklaces as well as versatile elephant earrings with intricate detailing.
What do elephants symbolise?
Elephants represent strength and good fortune. They also symbolise health and happiness and are thought to promote spiritual wellbeing in our daily lives.
Elephants are strong and nurturing, they are loyal to their family and are determined and protective. Elephants remind us to always be true to ourselves and keep those we love close to our hearts. They also teach us that with a little strength and determination we can overcome any challenges that arise in life. 
In Hinduism, elephants hold a sacred symbolism. The Hindu God Ganesha, features the head of an elephant and is thought to bring good luck as well as representing wisdom. 
In Buddhism the elephant is admired for its strength and is known to be the guardian of the temples. Many people use elephant statues in their homes facing the front door to bring good luck inside. There is some debate as to whether the elephant’s trunk should be up or down to bring good luck. Some believe that when the trunk is up, it will shower good fortune onto the people around it. Others believe that when the trunk is down the good fortune will flow naturally and freely to all those around it. Either way, the elephant is the perfect symbol to promote good fortune or give the gift of luck to someone special.
It’s all about the meaning…
As the saying goes “an elephant never forgets” so elephant jewellery always makes an unforgettable gift for your loved ones, to let them know you’re thinking of them.
Elephants have strong ties to their families so giving your sister or mum an elephant necklace will celebrate your close and unique connection. If you’re lucky enough to be given an elephant necklace, it will empower you with strength and determination, bringing you good luck each day you wear it.
Elephant jewellery makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion. It’s the perfect sentiment for a thinking of you gift or for someone in need of a motivational boost. Give the gift of good fortune and wish someone luck with a new adventure or new job… it’s also the perfect lucky talisman for somebody going travelling!
How should I style my elephant jewellery?
Our elephants make the perfect everyday necklace, they’re tactile and beautifully detailed… we love wearing ours with a simple bead chain.
For a more statement look, our elephant necklaces look gorgeous layered with a simple circle necklace. Try our Ancient Coin necklace (for wealth and prosperity) or our Prosperity Dreamcatcher necklace (for success and good fortune) for extra layering impact!

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