Forget Any Preconceived Notions About #13 – It Might Be Your Luckiest Charm Yet

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When it comes to gems the hidden ones are often stories, not stones. Welcome to Demystified, where we look beyond the jewelry box, past our closets, and into the depths of our most cherished possessions to reveal their cross-cultural significance.

Hi, hello, and happy November! We’re not sure how we even got here (week #666 in the chaotic tumble of months we’re calling 2020… but who’s counting?), but we’ve also arrived at the thirteenth installation of our Demystified series which, admittedly, is giving us a mild case of the heebie-jeebies. Is this just some creepy coincidence, or is it a sign from the sartorial powers that be? Whatever’s behind this eerie alignment of events, be not afraid, because we asked jewelry designer Lynette Ong and she’s assured us that there’s nothing to be scared of when it comes to the number 13.

“The concept of a lucky number, as in one that brings prosperity, protection, and guidance, isn’t so prevalent in the West. But I grew up in the heart of Singapore where knowing your lucky number is like knowing your zodiac sign — you just do,” she says. The value of one’s destined digits is so important within Ong’s culture…


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