Getting the Most out of Your Jewelry: Talisman Jewelry
Are you getting the most out of your jewelry? Like many women who have a jewelry collection, you may only wear some of what you own but your gemstone jewelry is more precious than you may know as it can act as talisman jewelry with beneficial properties that can bring you good luck and protect you! As jewelry designers, we’ve heard many of the reasons why people don’t wear their jewelry:
I have my favorites.
I hardly go out.
I dress more casually now.
I always wear a particular necklace with a specific outfit.
I don’t know how to coordinate my accessories with my outfits.
My taste has changed.
These are all valid reasons but as we are very much in touch with the magic that lies within gemstones, we want to invite you to
re-invent your collection as a treasure chest full of secret weapons.
Reconnecting with Your Jewelry
It’s quite common to keep jewelry tucked away but when it’s hidden in a drawer or even a special box, we often forget about it.
One creative solution a friend has to make her jewelry accessible is by displaying it decoratively. Linda has her necklaces hanging from pins and pegs using an old printers frame.
Make your jewelry collection a work of art
A friend Beverley wouldn’t think of leaving home without donning some jewelry, and her daughter is the same way. Her approach is to select from her stash a necklace or sometimes just bracelets and earrings that energetically match her mood for the day.
And why are we saving that new necklace for a special occasion? Why can’t every day be one where you want to feel special? The minute you put on a necklace you know you’ve just upped your appearance and your mood. Ever notice how adding a beaded necklace to a white blouse and jeans makes you look and feel ‘dressed’?
Power through Adornment
Many of us wake up with an intention for the day. We have our to-do lists and we want to accomplish things with grace and confidence amongst other things. Selecting a gemstone necklace that symbolizes certain attributes is a way to amplify your intention for the day and empower yourself towards your goal. Or perhaps you want the support of someone with you that day and wearing something that someone dear gave you makes them feel close. We add meaning to many of the objects we own and our relationship to ourselves can be nurtured and strengthened when we take the extra step of adorning ourselves with jewelry.
A Talisman for Each Day
You could choose to wear a necklace by a gemstone for each weekday. Yes, despite the many sources and variants for the gemstones of the days of the week, there are some consistencies that can guide you in wearing jewelry as a talisman for each day. A ‘talisman’ is an object that is capable of channeling energy to its wearer. Each day of the week corresponds to a certain planet and wearing an appropriate gemstone for that day is said to bring fulfillment of one’s goals. We hope every woman who loves jewelry will now check her jewelry box to see if she has a necklace representing each planet to bring her good fortune.
It is unlikely that you have jewelry in the gemstones or even all the right colors to balance out your weekly selection. To help you out, we will include designs from our collection, to supplement and freshen up yours.
Sunday: The Sun
The metal of the Sun is gold. It is good to wear any yellow or orange stones, perhaps a necklace with Amber, Topaz or Citrine:
Monday: The Moon
Select jewelry with some silver, the metal controlled by the Moon. The moon is a water element and is connected to dark blue color or a variety of blues. The best gemstones are Pearls and Moonstone:
A stone for Tuesday should have a color of passion as the warrior Mars is connected to how we think and feel. The best gemstones are Ruby, Coral, Carnelian, and Sardonyx:
Alloys with Mercury are said to be able to resolve problems related to metabolism and interpersonal communications. Talisman jewelry with high mercury property is best when worn at the level of lungs (pendant), rings or bracelets. You can also wear any stone in a green shade; motley stones with holes and any transparent stones. The best gemstones are Aventurine, Amazonite and Turquoise:
Wear jewels made from several kinds of metals or stones. Jupiter is known as a planet of exploration and the talisman jewelry should be rather large, complete sets, mixed stones- in other words, a great statement necklace. The best gemstones are Aquamarine, Sapphire, and Lapis Lazuli.
Any jewelry that is copper based with a stone that is earth color or brown or gentle but not too pale a color. Venus’s sensuality color is pink and governs the throat, therefore shorter necklaces are best. The recommended gems for Friday are Emerald, Chrysoprase, Chrysolite, and Peridot:
Saturn is a planet related to shapes and obstacles.It’s talismans are faceted and opaque stones and those in Saturn’s colors of black or gray. Recommended gemstones are Agate, Hematite, Obsidian:
You can align yourself with the planets or follow your instincts- the colors and textures you are drawn to when accessorizing. Relating to your jewelry as talismans adds to your arsenal of inner strength and secret weapons and infuses your day with a feeling of confidence. At EarthandMoonDesign.com, all of our handmade jewelry is created with an intention of positivity; aiming to enhance your natural beauty and invigorate your spirit and style.