Jewelry for women is an excellent way to not only decorate the body but also to protect all the important subtle energetic centers, or chakras. While being beautiful, they all have hidden, sacred, meaning of protection. Women knew it since the earliest times.
The history of jewelry is almost as long as woman’s existence on Earth. Starting from the simple adornment made from natural materials like wood and sea shells, and ending with the finest expensive metals and rocks, all of them have very important meaning for women.
Main Meaning of Jewelry
By using jewelry woman protects herself and her female power. If she made a jewelry herself, it has the strongest protective power of all, especially if woman used a specific intention while doing it. What creates a strong protective field of energy? Several things, such as: the power of the metal, the power of the rocks, especially real natural gems, inner power of a person who made it and their energetic field. With all of this involved, each jewelry piece will either protect and nourish the owner, or takes the energy away. So it is very important to know who made it.
If woman creates the jewelry herself for her own use, thoughts and intentions she had will literally be sealed in it. So in the end, she will have a real powerful amulet of protection. Intentions can be for health, beauty, serenity, wealth and for many more.
Importance of Materials
Another important aspect if the materials that are used.
Gold. This metal has a definite Yang energy, energy of male polarity, energy of the Sun. This metal will best work with women who already have a lot of peace inside of them and need some pick me up. Gold can also help to stay grounded, as it comes straight from the Earth. Gold always attracts more gold and wealth in general, as well as stability.
Silver. This metal has Yin, female energy, energy of the Moon. For those who need more peace inside, and for those who want to become more feminine, this is a wonderful metal. It harmonizes and calms down very well.
The only way to know which metal is best for you is from your own sensations and feelings. Do you feel like wearing silver or gold? It may also change depending on the mood and health. I used to wear only silver and was in love with it. Recently, I have switched to rose gold, which consists of both rose and silver, with added copper. So this may be my way of gradually turning to gold in the end, as I love the sunny strong stable energy of this metal. However, not everyone is ready or able to wear it daily.
Precious stones. These stones are wonderful and very powerful protectors. They attract wealth and harmony in almost every aspect of woman’s life. Some say that precious stones can even protect the owner from the death, which also implies to their immense power. However, it is very important to know where the stone came from. So it is a good idea to have some history prior to purchasing or receiving it. This is also important because each stone can store the subtle information of previous owners, as well as situation it was in.
Gems and crystals. These rocks are the best friends for woman, no doubt in that. They give the owner a lot of power and protection straight from the mother Earth, from the mountains and winds. They give a woman exactly something that she lacks. To choose a gem, it is good to read about what gems are out there and maybe hold them for a little bit. You may feel you are especially drawn to some of them. I would suggest researching a little more on how to cleanse and keep your crystals too, prior to wearing them close to your skin.
Inherited Jewelry. This kind of jewelry is very strong in terms of protection as well because it stores the power of the whole family tree in it, from mother’s side. It is important to know whether the jewelry was given to you with good or bad intentions. In the latter case it needs to be cleansed before you can wear it. However, this is a rare case and in most cases this kind of jewelry brings all the wisdom, beauty and woman’s power of all other women who used to own it. It can be a wonderful, magical and powerful tradition to receive your jewelry from women of your family tree, and give them further to your daughters and granddaughters. This act has a very special, sacred meaning by itself.
Each Jewelry Has a Meaning
Now, let’s look at each piece of jewelry closer and see what protective and secret qualities they all have.
They can be long or short, and their shape and form usually depends on the current fashion or your own style. However, the general meaning of long earrings is that of strong protection of all energy centers, or chakras, in the upper part of woman’s body – Adjna and Sahasrara chakras. The more beautiful they are of course, the better. Each beautiful piece on woman’s body only increases her beauty, and hence her feminine power. Long earrings increase femininity and beauty, as they directly attract the energy of the planet Venus – a planet of feminine beauty. Short earrings attract more of the energy of the planet Mars, masculine planet, thus giving their owner more masculine qualities.
Another ancient meaning of long earrings is their ability to slow a woman down. In ancient times in Russia women used to always wear the headscarf. It was an important attribute of a married woman. However, earrings were also important. So women were wearing a little hat on top of the headscarf, that had long jewelry attached to it, imitating the earrings. As soon as woman would start running, this jewelry would hit her on the face, making her stop. Running was and is not considered beneficial for subtle feminine energy. Ideally, woman should always stay calm and move slowly and graciously.
In India, earrings have another special meaning. Most of them are called Karn Phool, or the Ear Flower. Ear lobes were considered as a sign of spiritual development or a superior status (hence the long ear lobes of Buddha) from the earliest times. This is why an act of ear piercing was not only to have another way of wearing jewelry but also to protect its owner against bad luck and evil forces. So earrings were acting as talismans, and the longer and the bigger the earring – the stronger the protection. They were especially beneficial for married women as they were showing their high status. In India it is also believed that the more jewelry you wear as a woman, they more wealth you attract to your house. The brighter the earrings – the more wealth they bring and the more protective they are.
This jewelry serves the same purpose of protecting main energetic centers of woman’s upper body and upper chakras. All kinds of ribbons, hair ornaments, barrettes, turbans, hair pins and ties, charms and clips, have the secret meaning of protecting the beautiful owner’s mind, brain and virtue.
Bracelets have the same energy of the planet Venus, especially fine gentle ones with little gems and stones. Ideally, bracelets should clink, as this will only increase the power of Venus. Wide one-peace bracelets have the energy of Mars as usually mostly men would wear them.
Secret meaning of the bracelet is to protect our main energetic channel of the body – the one in the spine. As we move our hands all the time around the body, this creates this special energetic field of protection, as well as dispersing energy and making it moveable and fresh, and keeping it away from stagnation.
The shape of the bracelet is already a powerful protection by itself – a circle. The symbol of the circle in general, from the ancient times, was and is that of the initial primal perfection, wholeness and continuity. Basically, a woman in her ideal state is exactly all of this: she creates and gives births, continuing the human race, and provides a neverending continuity. So wearing a bracelet for woman has a way of reminding herself and everyone around her how special she is and how sacred is her mission here on Earth. If a woman wears three bracelets, this is another special way to connect past, present and future, which again implies continuity.
Additionally, bracelets with gems activate and protect the energy of the throat center – Vishuddha chakra. They can help making the decision or choosing the path to go, if worn right. Depending on the wrist, left or right, they can either stimulate or relax. The bracelet on the right wrist activate our Yang energy and stimulate us. It also strengthens the digestion and increases the blood pressure. The bracelet on the left hand relaxes, lowers down the blood pressure and calms us down.
Woman’s hands are a very important channel of the subtle energy, where energy comes out and disperses outwards straight from the chest. So it is important to try to move your hands slowly and gently, to avoid loosing too much energy. So bracelets help us here perfectly.
Necklace with many beads, especially bright and colorful, iridescent one also empowers the energy of Venus in us. Ideally, it is good to wear two pair of beaded necklaces at the same time – short ones for protection of the throat center, Vishuddha chakra, and long ones for protection of the solar plexus center – Manipura chakra. They can also be worn on the level of the heart, which then protects the heart center, Anahata chakra. Each of these centers have special properties. By wearing necklaces of different length we can harmonize all of them and ourselves, and increase our sense of happiness.
By wearing the necklace that hangs on the level of the heart, we can increase our heart sensitivity. We can even feel if the person in front of us is being honest or not. If not, you may feel down, that is if you are sensitive enough. So it is a good indicator when we need to recognize a friend or an enemy in a person.
All pendants can also act as protection. So it is also good to wear them on the level of the heart. Especially, if they have any sort of sacred symbols.
Waist and Belly Jewelry
This includes beautiful belts, straps, decorative ornaments and buckles. They directly protect lower energetic centers of the body – the center of survival, Muldhara chakra, and center or sexuality and creativity, Swadhistana chakra. This is also the reason why all the belly dancers wear these beautiful and clinking waist jewelry. While being exposed a lot, showing the naked belly and chest, the waist and hips are heavily decorated with all kinds of ornaments and gems. And as they move, all the jewelry moves as well, which creates a protective shield around them. As they dance, attention will naturally be drawn from the bare skin to all the jewelry. So they protect with both their shape and sound.
Besides this protective power, waist jewelry also harmonizes relationships, increases diplomatic skills and empowers graciousness.
This kind of jewelry has various secret meanings throughout the history. From basic protection against evil forces, to the way of showing which class you represent – higher or lower. In India, ankle bracelets would have little bells. And some women would wear them to not only attract men but also to let all the tiny living creatures that their feet is about to step on them, so they better go away. This was and is the way of practicing ahimsa, a yogic principle of non violence, which include the non violence to all living creatures, including the tiniest bugs on earth. How cute is that?
Ankle bracelets also help us plan our destiny and correct it, depending on what they material they are made from. They can also help attracting new friendships and create new ideas about your future.
More of Indian Secrets
Indian traditions of body adornments has many more secrets and meanings. According to Vedas, there are five very important areas in our body with five senses: eyes, ears, nose, lips and fingers. And five organs of actions: hands, legs, tongue and reproductive/excretion organs. All of them should be somehow decorated and adorned, which protects them against bad luck and negative energies. By influencing and protecting each of them, we can harmonize, stabilize and heal ourselves and our subtle senses. We become more sensitive, sensual and we “listen” and “hear” ourselves and the world around us better and deeper. As a result, we become happier and enjoy every single thing, including something that normally we would not enjoy. This whole idea behind the tradition of wearing jewelry have such a beautiful deep meaning that allows us to feel special, every time we wear a peace of jewelry.
Stay beautiful, lovelies!