Spiritual jewelry is more than just an accessory. It’s a waay of celebrating the body, while also connecting it to something deeper. Depending on the specific piece, spiritual jewelry can help connect you to your values, your dreams, your culture, and so much more.
To celebrate this special type of jewelry, we’re taking a closer look at the significance of spiritual jewelry. For those who are new to wearing spiritual pieces, we’re also going over some of the ways you can wear them to enhance spiritual connection.
The Significance of Spiritual Jewelry
The significance of spiritual jewelry is very much dependent on the specific piece. Spiritual jewelry often features symbols and gemstones, both of which can be heavy with meaning. But that exact meaning will vary depending on the piece of jewelry in question.
One important symbol often used in spiritual jewelry is the hamsa hand, a symbol of protection. This palm-shaped amulet has been popular in Middle Eastern and North African cultures for at least a thousand years. It depicts an open right hand that is thought to protect the wearer from the evil eye, an envious glare that sends misfortune.
The evil eye symbol itself has been worn for protection from the evil eye for over five thousand years. The evil eye symbol is usually depicted as blue and white, but it can be made in other colors that can carry additional symbolism. For example, a dark green evil eye is also associated with happiness, while a yellow evil eye is associated with health and well being.
Another spiritual emblem is the Chai symbol, also spelled Hai in english. This is the Hebrew symbol for “life” or “living,” and wearing it is thought to attract good luck and provide protection.
The Ohm symbol represents the sacred sound of the universe. Wearing this symbol is thought to attract positivity and help the wearer connect to the energy of the universe.
Each precious stone has a meaning of its own, so gemstone jewelry can be spiritual in and of itself. Gemstones can also add meaning to spiritual symbols. For example, the evil eye bracelet featured above is set with a moonstone. The evil eye wards against negative energy, while moonstone is associated with clarity and connection to feminine energy.
Metals have been associated with having special properties over the ages. Perhaps the most notable example is gold. Wearing gold jewelry or carrying a gold talisman has been associated with protection in many cultures. Some ancient people also believed gold had healing properties and that it could invoke a higher consciousness, especially when worn in a ring.
How to Wear Spiritual Jewelry
There’s no one-size-fits-all way to wear spiritual jewelry. Each piece is incredibly personal and you should wear spiritual jewelry in whatever way feels right for you. With that said, if you’re looking for guidance, there are traditions you can turn to.
One tradition has to do with the side of the body you wear an adornment on. The right side of your body is associated with decisive action, while the left side is associated with attraction. Some say you should wear jewelry on the right when you want its energy to reach out to others, then on the left when you want it to attract energy.
Each finger on the body has been associated with different meanings over the ages. The ring finger has been associated with love since ancient times, when Egyptians thought it contained a vein that went straight to the heart. In ancient Rome, wearing a ring on your thumb was considered a symbol of power and wealth. The index finger is associated with Jupiter, the ruler of learning and knowledge. The middle finger is associated with Saturn, the ruler of morals and time, and the pinky finger is tied to Mercury, the ruler of intelligence and communication.
Some people wear jewelry along specific parts of the body to be close to one of the human body’s seven chakra centers. There’s the crown chakra at the top of your head, a center of wisdom and self-knowledge. The third eye is associated with meaning and intuition, while the throat chakra is connected to expression and clarity. The heart chakra is your center of love and forgiveness, and the solar plexus chakra is connected to confidence and energy. The sacral chakra below the navel is associated with sensuality and creativity. Finally, the root chakra at the base of your spine is thought to be responsible for your sense of safety and security.
Where you want to wear your jewelry will depend on your desired spiritual effect. For example, if you want to attract love and improve self-love, you may decide to wear a longer necklace that will rest at your heart chakra. If you want to strengthen your sense of security, you may decide to wear a bracelet that attracts positive energy, as it will be close to your root chakra.
Ultimately, only you can decide the best way to wear your spiritual jewelry pieces. Listen to your intuition and wear it in whatever way feels right to you.
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