Feng shui doesn’t just have to be about baguas and front doors. It’s also a terrific way to personalize your wardrobe. One of the best personal activators – and protectors — is jewelry. Whether it’s real gold and silver or pretty colored costume jewelry, there’s no denying how adding jewelry feels like an outfit is complete once it’s been accessorized.
Jewelry is also an excellent way to attract attention and give your personal energy a energetic bump.
When a woman steps out and is fully accessorized, it’s like the cherry on the top of an ice cream sundae. Sure, the sundae is great, but when it’s finished with that glistening red orb sitting on a cloud of whipped cream, there’s no denying the appeal.
And that’s how wearing jewelry can finish your look, too. Besides feeling like your look is complete, jewelry adds important qualities to what you’re wearing, and even the way you feel and your energy level.
Notice how you feel when you wear certain stones or pieces of jewelry. Some may make you feel better, some you may not like as much. It’s always helpful to find those stones and types of jewelry that harmonize with you, your birth element, your kua number or zodiac sign.
Because rings adorn the hands, they put special attention on the area that the hands represent, which is intelligence and thinking. Wearing rings will put an emphasis on your thoughts and can help you be more expressive and mentally astute.
When you have important decisions to make, wear rings.
Rings are both retentive and conductive. The metal in a ring is conductive, like electricity moving through metal wires, and if you have a stone in the ring, it retains emotion and intent.
Just think of an engagement ring. It’s a stone holding the promise of marriage, and it retains that thought and intent encircled by a metal band to conduct that intent. What’s more, the clarity of the diamond can help enhance clarity of thinking.
Ring tip – to promote a happy and long-lasting marriage, wear rings on both the right and left-hand ring finger. For more authority, wear a ring on your index finger.
Like rings, bracelets activate the hands and this is the part of the body that’s related to decision-making. Wearing bracelets can help promote thought and decisions. To add emphasis to your mind and capabilities, try wearing a pair of cuff bracelets like Wonder Woman.
Look for bracelets to enhance receiving. The hands are always the point where you receive items, whether it’s a gift or change back from a cashier as you’re buying an item. Look at wearing beautiful bracelets to enhance receiving more money, good news, and for making auspicious choices and decisions.
Because earrings are worn on the ear, which symbolizes career, income and business, they become a symbol of opportunity. Adorning your ears with earrings is a terrific way to add emphasis on opening new avenues in business and career and for influencing your income. Pearls and anything like simple gold or silver hoops to beautiful, sparkling diamonds are excellent for helping you make financial and business gains, network and move up in your career.
When you wear a necklace, it calls attention to your throat, face and head. This is the part of you that receives recognition. A beautiful necklace around your neck adds emphasis to what you say important and noteworthy.
A beautiful necklace is like a gorgeous frame around a painting, calling attention to what’s inside the frame, while complementing it at the same time. When you find you are lacking in recognition and notice, wear a beautiful necklace to draw positive attention and recognition.
Just like we can use feng shui to protect our homes, we can also use feng shui to protect us personally. Wearing real stones and real gold and silver can bring an added benefit of enhancing and attracting beneficial energy and can protect us from negativity.
For instance, if your home facing direction or the corner of your bedroom is located in an illness direction or is under the influence of illness energies (Black 2 and 5 Yellow) for the year, wearing real gold or silver will help to protect you. By the same token, if you have beneficial energies for your zodiac sign, bedroom or home direction, wearing real gold and silver can aid you and give you an extra energetic boost.
Look for any jewelry that has auspicious symbols that you enjoy. These can be the infinity look, mystic knot, dragon, peacock, Chinese coins, and eggs just to name a few. There are so many designs and options to choose from. Always look for symbols that are appealing to you personally.
When I was designing jewelry for Home Shopping Network (HSN), I wanted to create jewelry that used feng shui symbols in a fresh and fashionable way. One of the most popular pieces I created was a necklace that featured all four celestial creatures of the tortoise, tiger, dragon and phoenix. Look for items that speak to the elements of feng shui (metal, water, wood, fire, and earth) and that create beneficial energy for you.
Make it personal.
You can make jewelry personalized by wearing gemstones that are most suited for your birth element. Birth elements are the annual elements that take place each year. For instance, this is the year of the Metal Rat, so if you have a baby in 2020, that baby’s birth element is metal. Interestingly, birth elements go by years.
For instance, the metal element birth years are always on the decade, such as 1950, 1960, etc. and on the year that follows, such as 1951 and 1961. It follows this way every two years for each of the elements. Use the stones as your guide to wear according to your birth element. If these colors and gems don’t resonate with you, you can always select a stone by your kua number.
Find your annual element* by the year of your birth to find your best stones and elements.
Gold, Silver, Platinum, Diamonds, White Topaz, Pearl, Moonstone, Opal, White Sapphire, Hematite, Gray Spinel, Gray colored Topaz
1940, 1941, 1950, 1951, 1960, 1961, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021
Blue topaz, Sapphire, Pearl, Amethyst, Lapis, Turquoise, Tanzanite, Aquamarine, Onyx, Black Coral, Black Pearl
1942, 1943, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2022, 2023
Emerald, Jade, Nephrite, Adventurine, Peridot, Malachite, Green Turquoise
1944, 1945, 1954, 1955, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1975, 1984, 1985, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2024, 2025
Garnet, Ruby, Red Coral, Jasper, Carnelian, Red Spinel
1946, 1947, 1956, 1957, 1966, 1967, 1976, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2026, 2027
Yellow Topaz, Amethyst, Amber, Lavender Jadeite, Yellow Jade, Citrine, Yellow Diamond, Yellow Sapphire
1948, 1949, 1958, 1959, 1968, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2019, 2028, 2029
*If you were born in January or February, be sure to check for your year element as the zodiac sign and kua number may change for those born in early winter months. If going by year alone, this may not be a true element for your year of birth.