Phallic Good Luck Charms


Phallic images were very popular in Ancient Rome to ward off the evil eye (invidia) and generally be protective. The gold rings pictured (British Museum collection) are child-sized or meant to be worn on the pinky. I wrote a paper on this topic a few years ago and bring a hard copy to events. It’s the one paper I don’t post online. 🙂 Please contact me if you’d like one – I’ll send you pics of the options I have in your size, so you can choose the one that speaks to you. 🙂 I always have a handful in stock in sterling silver, and can make them in brass if you prefer.

While I can’t promise a discount on your chariot insurance, I can guarantee not one single ancient Roman died of Covid while wearing one of these.



This is a handmade piece of art: As such, it may display the quirky uniqueness that mass manufactured items lack. Enjoy its imperfections as proof that it was lovingly born of my sweat, tears, and (very rarely) blood.

Caring for your jewelry:

Sterling silver, copper, and brass will all tarnish and take on a patina over time. Your personal pH, environmental factors, how you store your jewelry, and how you care for your jewelry all make a difference. Avoiding exposure to chemicals (chlorine, etc) will reduce that change. Gentle cleaning with a silver polishing cloth should restore your piece to its original state.