The name Amulette itself represents healing. Amulet's have been worn and displayed for thousands of years to protect against damage and charm. It is important to that us our pieces of jewellery would represent precious talismans to be treasured and bring good fortune to their owners.
While there is a piece of amulet jewellery for almost every amulet, talisman or charm, some are more popular and prominent than others due to their unique benefits. Below, we explore some of the most common types of amulet jewellery you can wear to help ward off evil and encourage good health.
The Hamsa is a palm-shaped amulet that represents blessings, power, and strength. Most commonly in amulet jewellery, the Hamsa is formed from silver which, traditionally, represents purity. The hand can also be depicted with the fingers together or apart; if the fingers are together, the amulet brings good luck while if apart, the Hamsa wards off evil. For Hindus and Buddhists, the symbol has a unique meaning – the thumb and fingers represent the chakras, including the heart, solar plexus, throat, root and sacral chakra, as well as the five senses. Hamsa jewellery can, therefore, also help to restore balance.
Possibly one of the most widely known forms of amulet, evil eye jewellery is purposed to ward off the evil eye curse, which is believed to be cast by an evil glare and bring bad luck and health, including headaches and neck pain, fatigue, anxiety and bouts of stomach pain, dizziness and nausea. Amulets are frequency worn to attract the first glance of a person and thus avert the possibility of evil. Bright and shining amulets are considered most officious,” which explains why evil eye jewellery is often finished with lacquered beads or encrusted with sparkling semi-precious stones for a truly eye-catching finish.
Diamond and sapphire evil eye earrings
The concept of wearing jewellery as a talisman for protection, good fortune or healing is as old as human civilisation itself. Jewellery and adornment has served as a type of armour, as an amulet, and as an identifier of status or beliefs. Contemporarily, we still utilise jewellery with recognisable symbols, so that we can convey the spirituality which we hold dear.
These symbols of faith or talismans are most often created to be worn as pendant necklaces. This is possibly due to the fact that a necklace allows the wearer to display or conceal this highly personal jewellery more easily to others, in comparison to a ring, or bracelet. Furthermore, having the talisman jewellery sit on the chest - in close proximity to the heart - provides a feeling of deep comfort and connection.