Are you superstitious? Personally, I’m undecided. On one hand, my logical, scientific brain cannot get behind silliness like superstitions. On the other hand, why tempt fate?
One of the areas of my life where I DO follow some superstitions are in the realm of jewelry. Jewelry is such an intrinsic part of life in India that there are a whole set of superstitions around them! Today on the blog, I’m sharing a few.
Don't wear diamonds with black inclusions in them: Most natural diamonds have inclusions - the fewer inclusions, the more expensive the price. If you look at a diamond using a jeweler’s eyeglass you can see them quite clearly. Superstition says that if the inclusions are white, they are fine, but black inclusions (they look like black specks) are a no-no because the bring you bad luck. Does this superstition also translate to black diamonds? The superstition is unclear on this LOL
Pearls on your wedding day bring you bad luck in your marriage: Pearls are considered to be the “tears of an oyster” so the superstition says that wearing peals on your wedding day will bring sadness to your marriage. Personally, I did NOT wear pearls on my wedding day, but millions of brides do, and have very happy marriages, so don’t be upset if you wore pearls or plan to on your wedding day.
Sapphires are bad luck unless you’re born in September: I have no idea about the origin of this superstition, but this is one that is very closely followed in my family. To my knowledge, no one in my family born in any month other than September owns sapphires because of the tremendous misfortune they are believed to bring. Now, there is a loophole - this superstition only applies to natural sapphires, so lab-created sapphires don’t count.
The history of a vintage engagement ring is important: This is one I don’t personally believe at all, but the superstition says that if the wearer of a vintage engagement or wedding ring was unhappy in their marriage, then the new owner will be unhappy too. My biggest issue with this superstition is that besides being wasteful, how is one supposed to know about the owner’s happiness or unhappiness in their marriage? If you feel uncomfortable about your vintage jewelry, you could “cleanse” it by wafting sage smoke over it, or leaving it on your windowsill to bathe in the light of a full moon.
Earrings bring you good luck: This one was probably created by a jeweler, but since I’m at 8 ear piercings and counting, I’m definitely into this one. If you’re interested in some fun and unique earrings, hop over to our earrings store and check out our limited edition pieces - shipping is always free!