Explore so-called “Jewellery that keeps you Safe” including necklaces, travel shield pendants, earrings, cufflinks and other safety jewellery gifts to say “Be Safe”
For example, please see our SHOP for Safe Travel jewellery gifts
Is there really such a thing as jewellery that keeps you safe? And anyway, what is the meaning of the expressions “Keep Safe”, “Stay Safe” or “Be Safe”?
Stay Safe meaning
Definitions.net says that Stay Safe or Be Safe is a term used as a friendly farewell, generally expressing a wish for carefulness for a person not to get into trouble. The Urban Dictionary says it’s an expression of a wish for the continued welfare of a fellow human being.
But ultimately, Stay Safe probably just means to stay out of danger or harms way – and therefore to be protected from dangerous things and situations.
So, when we say to someone Be Safe, we are really just wishing them well: And a little gift with the same sentiment or meaning, has the same significance but in a non-verbal way.
In 2020, the year of the CoronaVirus pandemic, a trend emerged whereby people started signing off their emails and other communications such as WhatsApp and Messenger with the phrase “Stay Safe” or “Be Well” or “Be Safe”. What was once more commonly used by Law Enforcement Officers or Military personnel to their colleagues who were about to embark on a dangerous mission, has now become a commonplace expression amongst the general public: “Don’t get hurt!” is what this phrase used to imply; Now it more commonly seems to mean “Don’t get infected!” And in reality, it has become a term of endearment and a means to express caring and support . . and it can be appropriate to give a friend or loved-one a present with this sentiment.
After food and shelter, humans crave safety above all else, followed by belonging and “mattering”. These three things are essential if we are to function properly at work, at home, and in life in general. The more we have of each of them, the greater our success as an individual person and in our relationships, and in life.
“Belonging” means that we feel connected or part of a family. “Mattering” means that each of us is important overall and is needed to contribute to our group and society.
But “Safety” means we can take risks emotionally, intellectually or physically to develop and grow, without fear. And that is where “Stay Safe Jewellery” can come in. It is a means of helping us (and friends and loved ones if given as a gift) to live life to the full.
Often based on faith and beliefs in the form of religion or religious symbols and spirituality, Safety Jewellery is said to offer a form of protection against harm and misfortune. And the desire for safety is very infectious: It is well known, for example, that we can feel anxious because one or both of our parents were worriers, and we can unconsciously pass these anxieties on to our friends and colleagues. That is why, if we are worried about our loved-ones, our children, our sons and daughters (even our parents or grandparents) . . we like to give them a little gift and say: Take Care, Stay Safe: It makes US feel better, let alone them. Their reaction to receiving such a gift is “Wow, that person really cares about me!” and this can only be a good thing.
Be Safe and Jewellery that keeps you safe
Feeling wanted and having someone showing that they care leads to feelings of security; so when you give a gift of so-called “Jewellery that keeps you safe” it could ultimately lead to a sense of hope and happiness.
This has been proved scientifically: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (c.1943) demonstrated that human motivation is based on the pursuit of different levels of needs. The theory states that humans are motivated to fulfil their needs in a hierarchical order. This order begins with the most basic needs before moving on to more advanced needs.
Physiological needs are the lowest and most basic and important needs of Maslow’s hierarchy. They are the most essential things a person needs to survive. They include shelter, water, food, warmth, rest, and health. A person’s motivation at this level derives from their instinct to survive.
But, immediately above this level are the Safety Needs: Safety, or security needs, relate to a person’s need to feel safe and secure in their life and surroundings.
Jewellery to say Be Safe
So, to help people feel safe (or safer) is a good thing – and many of the gifts in our SHOP are intended to do just that . . they are symbolic, they have real meaning.
For this reason, much of our Stay Safe Jewellery is based on faith, beliefs and religious symbols (particularly the Christian faith). An adaptation of the Prayer of Saint Patrick: Christ beside me, says:
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I arise,
Christ to comfort and restore me . . and Christ to KEEP ME SAFE
What better incentive to gift some Stay Safe jewellery – especially to someone with faith and beliefs
Keep Safe Jewelry
We stock many Christian symbols in our SHOP including keep safe necklaces and other jewellery, St Christopher pendants and necklaces, cufflinks with crosses, horseshoes, ladybirds and owls . . as well as Saint James Cross cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. We also stock Keep Safe jewellery featuring the Travellers Cross symbol from the Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) as well as simple Latin or Christian Crosses on various items of jewellery.
The vast majority of our gifts feature meaningful symbols, amulets and charms that people have put their faith in for hundreds (if not thousands) of years. We even have lucky Horseshoes, Guardian Angels, representations of St Michael, the Caravaca Cross (Cruz de Caravaca), Christian Fish symbols, and so on. We specialise in Concha Scallop Shell jewellery from Spain as well as other faith and solidarity jewellery – even renowned gemstones said to offer protection, as well as Cruces de Santiago from Santiago de Compostela, Galicia . . all intended to be jewellery that . . keeps you safe.