Health benefits of wearing Silver Jewellery…….

Since ancient times, human beings have sought healing properties in gemstones and minerals. From the just-for-fun aspect of mood rings to amulets designed to ward off certain dangers, it’s not hard to find jewellery purporting mystical powers.

From Native American turquoise to alchemy miracles, there’s a long history of belief systems wrapped up in the healing powers of gems and metals. Indeed, royals originally wore gem-studded crowns not only as symbols of wealth and power, but also as protection against ills and evil.

So, what benefits, if any, can any jewellery truly hold? Studies are inconclusive and much is linked to the power of belief and mental suggestion, but there are distinct health benefits to wearing silver jewellery.

Sterling silver jewellery due to a combination of price, value, and appearance. But its benefits extend beyond affordability and aesthetics.

What Are The Benefits of Silver Jewellery?

As a metal, silver has significant health benefits that have been used across cultures for centuries. Silver has a proven track record as a powerful antimicrobial agent fighting infections and aiding in cold and flu prevention, wound healing, and more. Silver also helps with internal heat regulation and circulation. Many have reported improvements in energy levels and balance in moods after wearing silver,  as its natural properties may offset outside electrical disturbances, improve circulation and overall body temperature balance, and help maintain cleanliness and immunity.

Silver has a long history in antibiotics and sterilization, with many women and men wearing silver jewellery to stave off infection, cold/flu symptoms, and any other virus, bacteria, etc. Silver also purportedly keeps our blood vessels elastic, which enables it to play a role in bone formation and healing, as well as skin maintenance and repair. Finally, silver has a directly tangible benefit in helping us to avoid potentially toxic substances — as a metal, silver reacts and turns colour when it encounters many other chemicals that are known toxins.

Some people even go beyond silver jewellery to wear silver-lined sleep masks to improve their night’s rest or silver-lined gloves to wear while typing on a laptop to disrupt the transmission of electronic signals from technology into the body.

The Science behind Silver

This may sound like a lot of mumbo jumbo to some, but silver has a distinctly scientific basis for its health benefits derived from its electrical and thermal conductivity. Positively-charged silver ions create a conductive field that reflects electromagnetic radiation away from the body, which stimulates the body’s natural conductivity and improves blood circulation, body temperature balance, and general well-being. Positively charged silver ions also bind to negatively charged oxygen receptors in bacteria, which is why silver can fight against harmful infection and disease.

For those that are sceptical, consider that researchers of the University of Southampton have proven that wearing a specific type of silver ring can help alleviate some symptoms of arthritis in the hands. The benefits include not only helping to reduce pain, but also preventing hyperextension in the finger joints, which is common in those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Even for those not willing to buy into the properties of silver as a metal, there is another way to reap health benefits from wearing silver jewellery. In our fast-paced culture, many are turning to meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and other calming techniques to reduce anxiety. Certain types of jewellery can also be worn to help prevent anxiety and re-centre. Simple silver “worry jewellery” and spinner rings, which feature an outer band that spins freely around the inner ring, have been proven to have a calming effect that helps fight anxiety through repetitive motion. Those suffering from anxiety can quietly spin their ring to help combat symptoms even when in a public, crowded space.

Keep In Mind

 One brief word of warning — though silver has many proven (and some unproven) health benefits, there are those who are allergic to silver. For these individuals, wearing silver can have the opposite effect, causing a rash or making your skin change colour. If you suffer from a silver allergy, you’ll want to look elsewhere for health benefits in jewellery.

Whether you believe wholeheartedly in all of silver’s reported benefits or merely enjoy the look of silver and hope it may help with anxiety or another ailment on a smaller scale, there’s no denying that wearing silver jewellery is, potentially, an aesthetically-pleasing way to calm your mind and increase your overall well-being.

 

What are Gemstones

Gemstones have been worn by both men and women as far back as one can go in history.

Just like in the jewellery of today, gorgeous stones, colourful and rare, are most often the outstanding style of a piece with a metal setting for adornment. The gemstones used by the craftsman of fine jewellery are normally divided into two grades “semi-precious stones” and “precious stones”.

These terms are used severely in the commercial world of jewellers when considering value and variety. While the artistic deserve is only a matter of opinion, the worth of a stone is what it will bring in the business. It has to also be mentioned that many people, general shopper and collectors alike, favour the rare to the gorgeous. These stones are simply minerals taken from the mine, and after they have been enhanced by the craftsman cutting and polishing, rarest and the best of them are what we call gems.

Precious Stones

The generally precious stones are the rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. The pearl is potentially grades with precious stones. Although seriously speaking while it is not a gemstone it holds an adoring place in jewellery.

Semi-Precious Stones

A major number of gemstones used in jewellery are known-well as semi-precious; the largely important ones are as follow: amethyst, alexandrite, lapis-lazuli, turquoise, peridot, chrysoberyl , topaz, moonstone, peridot, zircon, opal, tourmaline, amethyst aquamarine. Others of small importance although much used are as follow: jade, garnet, bloodstone, agate chrysoprase, carnelian, azurite, malachite, coral and many others.

These gemstones while rather common and low-priced are necessary to the worker in jewellery. The varieties of colours to be had in these gemstones make it possible to generate uncommon designs of craftsman and to adapt them to the personality and costume of the jewellery.

Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value.