Caribbean Hook Bracelets

22 Apr

The Caribbean Hook Bracelet first became popular on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate love and good fortune. Recently, the islands of the Caribbean have adopted the Hook Bracelet as their signature piece. The traditional horseshoe design was introduced to the Caribbean over forty years ago, and since then, new island bracelet designs have become very popular, including the Fish hook, Knot, Lizard, and Dolphin and many others. Caribbean Hook Bracelets are now worn by people all over the world.

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Original Caribbean Hook Bracelets
Whether you call it a Love Bracelet, or an Island Bangle, there is only one Original Hook Bracelet with a patented integral locking clasp. Sterling Silver with 14k Gold wrap.

Handcrafted gold and sterling silver hook bracelets are made in the Caribbean and have a unique style all their own. Folklore has built up around the bracelet's simple horseshoe design. If you wear the open end of the hook pointed up toward your heart, it means your love is taken, and that good fortune will come your way. If you wear the hook away from your heart, it signifies that you are available, and that you're sharing your good fortune.

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Sand Dollar Hook Bracelets
Children have been known to say that sand dollars are the money of mermaids washed-up from the deep. This stunning sterling silver bracelet with 14k gold wrap and sand dollar will remind you of the times spent trolling the sandy shores searching for the shells of these delicate sea creatures.

Folklore
Sometimes the men of a Caribbean village have to leave to fish or deliver goods to other islands in order to make a living for their families, often for weeks at a time. When the men set out to sea, their wives wear their bracelets with the open end of the hook pointed away from their heart and down their out stretched arms, sending love and faith as they wave goodbye to their husbands. When the men return and their ship is spotted in the harbor, their wives turned the hook up toward their heart, symbolizing the safe return of their men from the dangers of the Caribbean.

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Palm Tree Hook Bracelet
In many historical cultures, palms were symbols of victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics. You will remember your vacation to the islands every time you look at this stunning sterling silver palm tree bracelet with 14k gold wrap.

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  2. liz goudprijs November 27, 2008 at 4:26 am #

    That was an interesting article, linking folklore and historical culture to these magnificently crafted hook bracelets. I have an 18k gold bangle-bracelet that has a hook clasp which was given by my mom for my 18th birthday and it’s one of my favorite piece of jewelry. Now I know that I have to wear it with the end of the hook pointing to my heart, since my heart is already wonderfully taken, and so that good fortune will come my way!

    Thanks for the interesting post! :)

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