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Amulets, seals, talismans, relics, ear or nose rings stamped with divine emblems or otherwise hallowed, communicate their holiness to the wearers and protect from the Adversary.
Jewelled bazubands, containing talismans, are often worn on the upper arm, while among the lower orders and south Persian or Arab women nose-rings are not uncommon, and bangles or anklets of beads.
The Ancient Egyptians used obsidian in talismans, which had to be imported from Ethiopia.
It is not possible to wear two talismans of the same shape at the same time.
Ancient Europeans used moonstone talismans for safe journeys, happy marriages and fertility.