While jewelry can instantly elevate any ensemble, it isn't just a pretty accessory to add to an outfit. Throughout the centuries, adornment in precious metals and stones has had deep spiritual meaning. Jewelry is symbolic, superstitious and sentimental. In ancient Egypt, amulets were worn as bracelets, necklaces and rings to ward off evil spirits and were said to have magical powers. In Catholicism, one might wear a crucifix pendant on a gold necklace to symbolize their unwavering faith and remind the wearer of Jesus' sacrifice for humanity. Or so they say. There's your history lesson for the day.
Over the years, jewelry has acquired so many myths and customs, and we find ourselves participating in even the silliest of traditions without knowing whether or not it even makes a difference. Can you actually get married without”gasp”a diamond engagement ring? Talk about blasphemy! Here are five jewelry myths that may or may not be true”you be the judge!
The evil eye offers protection
Wearing evil eye jewelry, especially in Turkish and Greek cultures, is commonly known to ward off malevolent glares from strangers that would then cause one to be cursed until a talisman could remove the spell. If you ever yawn or feel like there is a cloud over your head, chances are you’ve got the evil eye. But not to worry, you can wear a bracelet, ring or necklace with the blue evil eye symbol to collect all the bad energy that comes your way. If the evil eye jewelry should ever break, it’s actually a good thing. It means it’s collected all the evil energy around you and has done it’s job. You’re cured! We adore this bad gyal vibes Delfina Delettrez Grandma Eyes on Me Bracelet ($800).