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If you think that lucky iron ore is just a simple pebble, you are wrong.

  • Lucky iron is used for protection
  • Touching iron is a centuries-old Italian tradition, perhaps even thousands of years old.
  • Even today, many people carry a small piece of iron every day
  • Size (average): 0.5-1.5 cm side
  • Total weight: 50g
  • Refund ALWAYS possible (see our returns policy)

So, what’s so special about the lucky iron?

While many people “touch wood” to attract luck and ensure happy days, did you know that the Italians “touch iron” ?

Historians tell us that the tradition of touching wood comes from a pagan belief that trees are inhabited by spirits and deities. By hitting them, you would in some way invoke their blessing.

Well, we can believe it or not, but at least this explanation holds up. But then, why do Italians touch lucky iron?

The Italian expression for this practice is “toccare ferro”. It is in fact the abbreviation of "toccare ferro di cavallo" which literally means "to touch the horse's shoe", an allusion to the mounts of knights and soldiers.

Thus, touching this “lucky iron” would amount to ensuring the same protection as that necessarily possessed by warriors returning safely from battle.

In short, this custom gave Italy the tradition of hanging a horseshoe above the doors of houses in order to keep witches and demons away. And yes, the horseshoe is also an Italian lucky charm!

Along the same lines, many people constantly carry a small piece of this metal with them. Nail, ore stone (as is the case here) or small ingot: whatever its shape, touching iron will give you the same powers.

What delivery costs do I have to pay?

We have decided to cover the delivery costs. Concretely, except in certain special cases (notably for overseas regions), you will not have to pay anything . No fees, no additional costs.

What delivery time should I expect?

This may necessarily vary for each order. However, we undertake to finalize and send you the shipment within 48 hours of your order.

In any case, you will be entitled to request a full refund of your order if it has not reached you within 2 months. (Don't worry, this is just a deadline and not a forecast!)

Do you provide tracking numbers?

Of course ! We will also add it to the status of your order as soon as the transport companies send them to us.

As we are committed to guaranteeing you maximum satisfaction, it is always possible to contact us via the address contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or our contact form.

I have other questions. Can I call you ?

Once again, it is easy to contact us by email at contact@la-porte-du-bonheur.com or via our contact form.

So don't hesitate to ask us any questions about our products, our blog articles or our project in general. We will be happy to respond to you as quickly as possible.

As a newly translated French store, most of our product reviews are written in French. We've decided not to translate them, in order to stay true to what our customers think of us.