The Meaning & Significance of Spiritual Necklaces
You probably already know what a necklace or a pendant is.
But have you ever wondered why various spiritual practices throughout the centuries utilize necklaces & pendants?
Today, we'll find out!
Spiritual jewelry has always been a form of celebrating the body as well as a way of transcending into the real essence of the universe.
Opposite to immaterial, nihilistic beliefs, most religions in the world offer followers some type of protection in the form of small items of jewelry.
The human spirit is undoubtedly connected to the human body.
Transcendental tendencies which require a total isolation of the carnal form result in failure and frustration. On the contrary, embracing both dimensions of human existence has been regarded, mostly in Oriental religions, as the right way to ultimate knowledge.
THE history OF NECKLACES
First, bracelets were used for both currency and prayer precious materials such as red coral were fashioned into beads and traded as currency as early as 4000 B.C.E. The Egyptians – both men and women –flaunted social position with elaborate Nefertiti-style beaded necklaces in horizontal rows of turquoise, lapis lazuli, and glass.
Then, metalworking upped the ante with the arrival of the Bronze age around 3000 B.C.E., copper, gold, and silver were melted and cast into shapes for chains and charms. Strands of precious metals decorated with valuable amber, coral, and coins were a way of transporting savings that could be converted to money when needed.
While, necklaces became symbolic, where the use of metals also gave rise to amulets, magical totems thought to bring long life, prosperity and protection against evil spirits. Using troves of gold from the Nubian desert, the Egyptians created jewelry with highly-evolved religious symbolism and spiritualism that carried them from life to death.
the modern uses & benefits
There is a reason pendants are still around.
Necklaces & pendants with natural stores (apart from the fact that they look stunning), can be used in a beneficial way, in our everyday lives.
We can all utilize healing necklaces and pendants, using their natural stones to help us during our spiritual journey, even serving as a constant reminder to ground ourselves in the present moment.
If you'd like to carry the healing effects & stunning looks of the natural stones around your neck, check out our collection full of healing necklaces & pendants: