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IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF A PERSON IS SEWING ANYTHING
(A BUTTON, A HEM) ON HIS VERY PERSON, SHOULD BITE
ON A GOLD RING IN ORDER TO HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS COLLECTED FROM MRS. SWEROCK WHO MADE
THE REMARK WHILE I WAS SEWING A TORN HEM ON MY
DRESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; WYANDOTTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 03-11-1967

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NEVER WEAR AN OPAL RING UNLESS IT IS YOUR BIRTHSTONE.
IF YOU WEAR IT, YOU WILL HAVE SEVEN YEARS BAD
LUCK; BUT THE REST OF YOUR LIFE YOU WILL HAVE GOOD
LUCK. ONLY THOSE WHOSE BIRTHSTONE IT IS CAN
WEAR IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 02-14-1972

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JEWELRY IS THE ONE THING MOST WOMEN ENJOY A
COLLECTION OF. BUT ONE MUST BE VERY CAREFUL OF
THE KIND OF JEWELRY SHE WEARS. OPALS FOR INSTANCE
ARE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STONES EVER USED
BY MAN. FOR THOSE BORN UNDER THE SIGN OF LIBRA
THEY ARE VERY GOOD LUCK. FOR THE PERSON NOT BORN
UNDER LIBRA, THEY ARE JUST THE OPPOSITE--WOE
TO THE PERSON WHO WEARS AN OPAL AND IS NOT
GUARDED BY THE SIGN OF LIBRA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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TURN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL RING OVER ONCE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: TRADITION IN HIGH SCHOOLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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LUCK

THE STUDENTS OF MILLINGTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WORE THEIR CLASS
RINGS WITH THE WORD CENTRAL FACING THE KNUCKELE BEFORE GRADUATION
AND TURNED OPPOSITE AFTER GRADUATION FOR LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STILLS UPHOLDS THE SUPERSTITION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILLINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IF YOU GRADUATE IN A CERTAIN YEAR YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CLASS RING
TURNED THAT NUMBER OF TIMES TO INSURE GOOD LUCK. EX- 1983-83 TURNS
BY 83 PEOPLE.

Submitter comment: THE RING SHOULD BE TURNED CLOCKWISE FROM THE WEARERS POINT OF VIEW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MILLINGTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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A WOMAN SHOULD NEVER ACCEPT AS A GIFT, A PEARL FROM
HER HUSBAND OR LOVER BECAUSE IT IS BAD LUCK.
SHE SHOULD BUY IT FROM HIM FOR A PENNY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Conversions Money

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF SOMEONE UNEXPECTEDLY GIVES YOU A NEW PIECE OF GOLD
JEWELRY YOU WILL BEGIN A STREAK OF GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Good luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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