In ancient times, people wore jewellery as talismans, and today we’re still drawn to designs with a symbolic stone or astrological symbol to complement someone’s character. Konstantina Pantelous, founder of Hermina Athens, draws on Greek mythology to create precious gifts with hidden meaning. “For many occasions, we just want to get a message through, and this can be done by choosing the right symbol. That could be the Kressida evil eye for protection from bad energy, the Hygieia for health, Achilles for endurance and strength, Tyche for good luck or maybe one of our tarots,” she says. Then, from the mythological to the mystical, there’s Crystal Haze, whose “array of Selfridges exclusive charms allow you to channel what you need,” as Selfridges Assistant Buyer Isobelle Wright puts it.