What is an Italian Horn Pendant or Cornicello Amulet

What is an Italian Horn Pendant or Cornicello Amulet

The Historical Meaning of the Cornicello Italian Horn Pendant

The origins of the Italian horn, also known as the Cornicello, are not clear, and different sources offer different explanations for its origin. Some of the most common theories about the origin of the Cornicello include:

  1. Ancient Etruscan culture: The Cornicello is thought to have originated in an ancient civilization, where it was used as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. The Etruscans were an ancient people that lived in central Italy before the rise of the Roman Empire, and their art and symbols have had a lasting influence on Italian culture.

  2. Pre-Christian religion: Some scholars believe that the Cornicello may have originated as a symbol in a pre-Christian religion, such as the cult of the goddess Fortuna. According to this theory, the horn-shaped amulet was used to invoke the goddess's favor and bring good luck to the wearer.

  3. Phallic symbol: The Cornicello is also sometimes thought to have originated as a phallic symbol, representing a symbol of fertility and the power of creation. This interpretation is based on the shape of the amulet, which resembles a chili pepper or a curved horn.

Today, the Cornicello remains a popular symbol in Italy and among Italian-Americans, and it is still often given as a gift to protect against the evil eye, evil spirits and bad luck. It is normally worn as a piece of jewelry, especially by those of Italian descent but is also popular for many Americans that are not. 


Who Can Wear a Cornicello Italian Horn Pendant:

The Italian horn can be worn by anyone, regardless of their cultural background or heritage. The Italian Talisman amulet is widely recognized as a lucky charm, symbol of good luck, protection, and prosperity, and it is often given as a gift to newborns or to loved ones in need of extra protection.

In Italy, the Cornicello is especially popular among people of Italian descent, and it is often worn as a piece of jewelry, such as a pendant or a charm on a bracelet. Italian-Americans also often wear the Cornicello as a symbol of their cultural heritage and to pay homage to their ancestral roots.

However, the Cornicello is not limited to Italians or Italian-Americans, and people of any background can wear the amulet if they believe in its symbolism and find it to be a meaningful fashion statement. Whether as a gift, a personal talisman, or simply a decorative piece, the Cornicello has the potential to bring good luck, protection, and prosperity to anyone who wears it.


Why US Jewels Italian Cornicello Pendants Are Different.


When considering the quality of Italian horn necklace pendants, some factors to consider may include:

  1. Materials: The quality of the materials used in the pendant can have a significant impact on its overall appearance and durability. We use the highest quality precious metals tested regularly for purify. Our horns are made of 925 solid sterling silver or 14k yellow gold or white gold.

  2. Craftsmanship: The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail can also affect the quality of the pendant. All of our Italian horn pendants are solid not hollow like many produced today and hand made by a skilled artisans who take care to produce a well-made piece of fine Italian jewelry. 

  3. Design: Beside the standard round Cornicello, we make three unique shapes, the square, triangular and octagonal Italian horn pendants. They are our original design and can only be found at US Jewels. Our horns come with large bails so they accommodate larger chains.


Cornicello (11/09/2022) Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornicello.

Evil Eye (02/08/2222) Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye


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