Owl pendant and necklace...what exactly are these symbols of and why are they so popular? The truth is, the popularity of owl necklace as a jewelry is largely because it holds so many layers of symbolism. Remember the idiom that we were made to memorize in school - "wise old owl"? Along with wisdom and knowledge, owls also represents mystery, intelligence, protection, secrets and mysticism. In fact, the native Americans have associated the owl with foresight and the ability to predict weather. Cute and petite, they make great gifts. Or..why not get one for yourself? ;) Check out some of our owl related jewelry below.