Ten Jewellery Superstitions Explained
1) It is bad luck to wear silver and gold jewellery together.
I am currently wearing silver and gold together now and I am having a great day. Apart from being wrong if you do buy into this superstition you are in danger of losing out on an incredible fashion trend at the moment. Silver and gold (or gold vermeil) is a huge fashion statement. ChloBo’s jewellery feature silver and gold bracelets that can be stacked together to create a ‘boho chic’ look.
2) You cannot wear a ring on your wedding finger until you are engaged.
I have been worried about this for years. As a young girl, trying on my grandmother’s jewellery, I was always cautious of wearing any ring on my ‘wedding finger’ in case Mr. Right did not turn up. For years I have been wearing a ring on my right hand side finger as to not damage my white dress dream. However, in some parts of the world the right hand side ‘wedding finger’ is used to wear the wedding ring. Please do not give up your left ‘wedding finger’ as I did - as you are decreasing your chances of making the new stacking rings trend look fabulous.
3) Charms bring you good luck.
I am all for this superstition. The charm craze is still in full swing with Thomas Sabo, and Links Of London being ahead of the game. Silver and gold charms have also been mixed together for SS13 collections. Charms are bought more often for gifts and attaching a meaning to a charm is a perfect symbol of affection from the giver to receiver. Take the popular four leaf clover: each leaf has a different meaning – one for faith, hope, love and luck. Even if this charm does not bring you luck it still looks cute!
4) Jewellery for protection.
The Hamsa Hand is said to protect against evil. This ancient Middle Eastern amulet, often used in jewellery, symbolises the hand of God and is believed to be a protective symbol which brings its owner luck, happiness, health and good fortune. This ritual is steeped in history and tradition and if anything else the jewellery designs are beautiful by ChloBo. There are different interpretations in religion as to whom this hand belongs to; but the meaning runs uncompromised as protective.
5) Opals are unlucky.
Jewellery throughout history has been worn to enable the wearer power and certainty over situations out of their control or understanding. It was the Romans who eventually deemed opal as precious gemstone. To this day, in many Eastern countries, jewellers will not sell opals for fear of its evil properties. There is nothing to say that this stone is unlucky and it cannot possibly be ignored completely out of jewellery designs as the lustre of opals can compare to that of a beautiful diamond.
6) Do not wear pearls on your wedding day.
Pearls are said to represent tears and are so deemed as bad luck to wear on your wedding day. If you wear pearls on your wedding day this may mean you will have tears throughout your marriage. This superstition, besides being an old wives tale, is unfortunate for the believer. Pearls look fabulous worn with white or ivory. If you have your hair up on your big day then white pearl drop earrings will look very elegant especially designs by Jersey Pearl.
7) Rosary beads give you peace and good look.
Rosary beads are used in Roman Catholic silent prayer and meditation. The name Rosary is used to describe a ‘sequence or string of prayers’. Fashion within jewellery design is very important for today’s discerning customers; the rosary necklace has become a fashion accessory. ChloBo have crafted stunning versions of the rosary bead necklace that you can also attach pendants onto. The ChloBo Silver Lab Lariat is made from faceted Labradorite beads believed to be a calming and healing stone known as ‘the stone of spiritual awakening’.
8) Do not take your engagement ring off.
This is a good and useful superstition. Look but you cannot touch. Taking your engagement ring off is said to be bad luck for the bride to be. It also helps when you do not want to take your ring off for someone else to try on – annoying.
9) Tusk for good luck.
The Tusk is believed to be an ancient good luck charm. ChloBo’s Cloud 9 collection is inspired by the designer, Chloe Moss’, travels to Lake Como where she described her time there as being on Cloud 9 – travel and culture have brought this ancient charm to life. ChloBo’s Tusk pendant looks stunning attached to the on trend long lariat.
10) Wear turquoise to travel.
This stones blue/green colour tone in jewellery is the perfect accessory to travel to foreign lands. Lots of customers today still buy this stone for a gift for anyone who is travelling. This is a lovely idea – even if you’re not entirely convinced by the lucky element of the stone the wearer will always think of you along their way. Thomas Sabo’s turquoise bracelet is the perfect leaving gift.