In addition to being a fashion accessory, a piece of jewelry can also be used as a magickal tool. For example, it can be charged as an amulet, charm, or talisman. And if a spell requires you to keep a stone or a piece of metal with you, wearing a bracelet or pendant can be more comfortable than carrying a loose piece of it in your pocket or tucked into your bra, especially if you need to keep it with you for any length of time.
If you’re going to use a piece of jewelry in a spell, however, it’s important to be certain that the magickal energies of your piece’s materials both complement each other and correspond to your magickal intentions. One way you can be sure of this is by either making your jewelry yourself if you’re crafty or having a piece made for you by an artisan. Either way, you’d be working with only the materials that you specifically need for your spell.
When it comes to crystals and stones, it’s essential that those you use in your spells are authentic. Otherwise, your magickal results will not turn out as expected and can even be unpredictable. Unfortunately, sometimes cheaper stones such as agates are dyed or heat-treated and then are dishonestly sold as semi-precious stones such as amethyst, onyx, and red carnelian. A good rule of thumb is that if beads are comparably inexpensive as well as unusually bright and/or evenly coloured, they’re probably fake. Learn more about the magickal properties of Crystals & Stones.
If you’re using metal jewelry or metal in your jewelry and their magickal properties are essential to your spell, it’s equally necessary to be certain that they are also authentic. This is true whether they are precious metals such as gold and silver or base metals such as copper or nickel. Gold and silver are both soft metals so jewelry made from them, such as rings and chains are not pure but rather made of alloys. With gold, the higher the karat value, the more gold there is in the alloy. 24k gold is pure gold whereas 10k gold has only approximately a 40% gold content. Fine silver is pure silver and it is sometimes used to craft earrings and chains. However, sterling silver typically used in jewelry and it is 92.5% silver. Gold-plated or silver-plated metals will have magickal properties, although they will be more diluted than jewelry with higher percentages of either metal. Gold or silver-coloured costume metals will not have the magickal properties of real gold or silver and should only be used if a metal’s magickal properties are not important to your spell. Learn more about the magickal properties of Metals.
Therefore, it’s important to buy from reputable sellers and artisans who know their materials. Read their reviews and don’t hesitate to contact them before making your purchase. Reputable merchants and artisans will happily answer any reasonable questions.
Once you’ve crafted or purchased your jewelry piece, treat it as you would any other tool or ingredient in a spell. Once the magick is activated, simply wear it to achieve your desired magickal outcome.