Several ancient cultures considered crickets a symbol of good luck. In Ancient Greece, cricket amulets were used to protect people from evil spirits. In some Asian cultures, as well as Native American ones, crickets were a good omen that a family would do well that year. A hearth cricket has played much the same role throughout other cultures and today is still a sign of good fortune!
Even if you don’t believe that these fireplace crickets will bring good fortune to everyone that calls your house a home, they are certainly a topic starter! Our hearth crickets are made of solid brass so you won’t have to worry about an errant spark ruining them. One has a polished brass finish that’ll shine brightly when the fire is going while the other, Lady Verdigris, has a patina inspired finish that’ll blend in beautifully with any one of our old world fireplace doors, like this one!