The Chinese believe that when good fortune comes your way, the instance you feel it, you should literally “lock in the good fortune”. This belief is so entrenched in the Chinese psyche that for centuries, many wealthy families make these locket pendants for their children to wear. They believe this keeps their children safe and that it attracts continuous good fortune for them. Many children wear these lock amulets in real gold and do so throughout their childhood. We have incorporated the good fortune amulet into this lock keychain. Hang in the center of your home to lock in all the good fortune brought by the #8 star, or carry with you.