The most widespread type of ritual jewelry are talismans, used in all religions in one way or another. In different branches of Christianity, crucifixes, Saint imagery, and ichthus fish embody God’s love and guidance. In Stregheria witchcraft, Cimaruta amulets help protect the wearer from the Evil Eye and other forces of negativity.
Talismans can also rely on symbolism of the materials used to make it. Silver is said to amplify intent and is also prized for its visible luminosity. Gemstones of all varieties hold their own symbolism, like soothing turquoise or empowering & prosperous ruby.
Depending on your path, spellwork, prayer, and/or meditation are used to charge talismans with divine energy and the desires of the ones who wears them.
Belief in this divinity, coupled with the symbolic and personal meaning of the jewelry, as well as the ritual of wearing and caring for the jewelry as a physical, palpable intent is what makes a talisman.
From protection and clarity to luck and love, talismans transcend religion and time…What kinds of talismans do you wear?