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« on: July 17, 2012, 03:06:27 pm »
Hey, I was wondering how many other people wear as much jewelry as me? I love rings. I have 7 of them, most are sliver, I have one of turkish gold and one that is a stainless steel fidget ring. I also wear my mom's pentagram neckless.

I wear them because it helps me personally represent what I do with my life and I am lost without them. I have a few Celtic knots, one with a turquoise stone and a design that looks like wings. I have my fidget ring with a fire design on it. My claddah ring and a plain sliver band. I plan on getting more rings, because most of mine are two rings on one finger. Sometimes I just get a mental itch that tells me I need a new ring.

Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 07:12:17 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
When I'm doing something special for Brighid or Hera, I wear ear pendants. The ones I wear for Brighid are red and white, while the one I wear for Hera is made with a peacock feather.

I also collect hairpins for Aphrodite, but I don't wear them.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 11:57:16 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.


I do have a few pendants that are symbolic to me when it comes to spirituality, but I don't wear too many of them on a daily basis, except for my sunbird pendant. I've been looking into getting a malachite azurite pendant, though, since that not only has symbolic meaning for me (the combination of blue and green), it also contains two of my favorite stones. I can't say I have a pentacle or anything, though. I'm in a housing situation where people would ask too many questions, if I did.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 07:21:57 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
I used to wear a pentagram necklace made out of stone,but it broke and i am trying to figure out a substitute for it.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 02:49:12 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
I am currently looking for a piece that symbolizes this stage of my journey. I had a piece before that was a celtic symbol for the goddess but it doesn't feel quite right anymore.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 03:27:35 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

Quite a lot, actually.  More than I "should", according to what is stylish.  But I've never been one to care much about what other people think.  :p

I tend to think in symbols, therefore, symbols connected to my spiritual path are extremely important to me.  I wear several rings, bracelets, anklets, pendants, and earrings that represent specific aspects of Brighid and/or my own relationship with Her and commitment to Her.  

Many of them were custom made from my designs, often variations on Brighid's crosses, but using other related symbols, too, such as suns, triskeles, spirals, yonis, oak leaves, Irish harps, shamrocks and flowers.  One or two are symbols unique to my experiences.  A couple are inscribed with prayers or with traditional Irish phrases.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 04:05:03 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
I actually wear very little jewelry on a regular basis, just one ring and one bracelet. They both have sentimental meaning though not religious.

As far as religious jewelry I don't really own much, I have a few pendants but I never really find myself inclined to wear them(probably because they're rather generic with no special meaning to me). I've been trying to find something that could work as a spiritual piece but nothing I've seen really fits.

I think the solution is going to be making something myself, I have some unfinished wooden bangles just asking to be carved.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 10:34:40 am »
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I wear a simple Mjolnir pendant under my shirt. Its just the right weight so when you wear it you can feel it but it doesn't drag you down, exactly the way that I feel about my faith. Enough to feel it there but not weighing you down!
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 11:02:00 am »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
To be honest, my statues wear more jewellery than me. My Gods just love the shiny! So I've got all kinds of necklaces and jewellery and other things to drape over Their statues. I think there are only one or two that I'm allowed to wear: one of Wepwawet's, and one of Aset's.

My own religious jewellery is pretty much confined to a pentacle, an ankh, and a feather. They are important symbols for me and do have deep meanings. I wear them all the time. I keep getting nudges about rings, but I haven't found the right one(s) yet.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 11:13:18 am »
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Hey, I was wondering how many other people wear as much jewelry as me? I love rings. I have 7 of them, most are sliver, I have one of turkish gold and one that is a stainless steel fidget ring. I also wear my mom's pentagram neckless.

I wear them because it helps me personally represent what I do with my life and I am lost without them. I have a few Celtic knots, one with a turquoise stone and a design that looks like wings. I have my fidget ring with a fire design on it. My claddah ring and a plain sliver band. I plan on getting more rings, because most of mine are two rings on one finger. Sometimes I just get a mental itch that tells me I need a new ring.

Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
Right now, I just wear an amber ring on a regular basis. Usually there's more (a pendant, a bracelet, more rings etc), but at this time, this kind of minimalism does seem more fitting to me for some reason.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 01:09:07 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
The only piece of jewelry I wear as a constant reminder of my path is a cube of green amber that literally dances in a spiral cage of silver. (Also fun to fidget with and spin.)

I'd like some rings but haven't found anything resounding yet. I had been looking for a silver oak leaf wrap ring, but no luck yet on that.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 02:19:04 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

The only things that never come off are my wedding ring and meteorite necklace. I recently acquired a hand-forged steel axe head necklace that (once I get some wire to attach the jade teardrop beads I bought to it) I will be wearing in dedication to Chaak. Definitely won't be an every day thing, but I do plan on wearing it often enough.
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2012, 04:02:18 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.


I wear a silver Celtic cross every day and switch to a silver Brigid's cross for Cill shifts. I have several other gothic style crosses that I save for nights out. As a long-time ballet dancer, I'm used to bare hands/arms and so don't often wear rings or bracelets. Perhaps as a reaction, I can't stop expanding my stud earring collection. Last time I popped into my favourite novelty shop, I found a line of birthstone studs in four different knot patterns, and bought them all. I knew that the stones were just crystals and would quickly fall out, so I don't even remember which months I picked. ;)
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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2012, 05:25:33 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 

As a teenager, I was big into jewelry but now that I'm older, I find myself wearing less and less---mostly because my lifestyle maintains that not wearing jewelry is easier (and safer) with all the rolling around on the floor I tend to do (the life of an artist!) but also, I try to wear more meaningful pieces:

I don't care for piercings so my jewelry is restricted to necklaces, bracelets and rings. I have a lovely moon/dreamcatcher necklace I wear to remind me of my dreams (both the day-dream kind and the psyche interpretations I tend to deal with) and also a simple silver chain that I substitute different charms for, depending on what I need that day. I also have a charm bracelet of different stones. I'm actually ringless at the moment, but looking!

I don't have any jewelry currently for any deities. Or a pentacle--I really debated if I wanted a pentacle or not but since I'm not Wiccan specifically, it didn't feel right for me to use. Other than my dream-catcher/moon, I haven't found a good symbol to use.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 05:59:25 pm »
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Does anyone else wear jewelry that means a lot to them or their practice, I'd love to hear about it.

 
I've noticed that I don't wear as much jewelry as I once did.  Mostlly it's been due to work reasons and I didn't want to lose it or have it get in the way.  

Currently I have a pewter raven pendant necklace that doesn't come off (my connection with the Morrigan).  I still have my Brighid's know and 2 Brighid's crosses too, but I've not worn them for a bit...  I'm looking for a charm bracelet in sterling silver so that I can get them soldered onto it.  I also have a yellow gold ring with a heart shaped garnet surrounded with diamonds.  It was in a pawn shop windowcase and I kept getting (strong) nudges to get it.  It's a sign for myself of my connection with the Morrigan and a promise She gave me about two years ago.  

I've two charm bracelets that were my maternal grandmother's, which I wear occasionally for sentimentality.  One'e heavy and hard to keep on with having two cats. They love the jingling of the 21 six pences my grandmother had left for me for my 21st birthday and I had them soldered on.  They're no longer in circulation in England anymore.

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