We all know how important it is to keep our jewelry physically clean. Precious metals and gemstones need a shine every so often to keep them looking bright. But what recourse do you have when your jewelry is spiritually muddy? How can you cleanse your jewelry of negative energy when you can’t see it with your eyes?
Luckily, there are plenty of powerful ways to rid your jewelry of negative vibrations and energies. Take that jewelry off, get back in touch with your spiritual goals, and set purposeful intentions for your pieces. Try one or more of these cleansing methods to banish those bad vibrations.
Remove the Jewelry
First, take off all your spiritual jewelry. The longer it remains in contact with your skin, the more exposed you’ll be to the negative energy. At this point, it’s a good idea to physically clean the pieces, especially if you’ve been wearing them nonstop for a long time.
Make a paste of baking soda and water to give your gold and sterling silver pieces a quick buff. Rinse with clean water and pat dry before tackling the spiritual aspect of cleansing.
Many of Satya Jewelry’s stunning spiritual pieces are 18kt gold plated, a precious metal commonly associated with the sun. If any of your jewelry is gold or gold-plated, try using the sun’s power to cleanse it.
Clear off a space in your home that gets plenty of natural sunlight. It could be a windowsill or a kitchen table. Lay out your gold spiritual jewelry and arrange it so every piece gets plenty of light. Don’t worry if it’s cloudy out! The sun is powerful enough to cause sunburn on cloudy days, so it can also reach your jewelry and purge it of bad energy.
Leave your gold jewelry in the sun to reconnect with that celestial power for a full day, setting it out at sunrise and putting it back on after sunset.
Some gemstones used in meaningful jewelry can fade in too much sunlight. If your jewelry incorporates opal, turquoise, or amethyst, try cleansing it under equally powerful moonlight.
Cleansing Under Moonlight
We associate the moon more commonly with cooler metals like sterling silver. Wearing symbolic jewelry made of sterling silver connects the wearer with the moon’s divine feminine spirit. However, wearing that jewelry for too long without cleansing can attract harmful energy and encourage negative thought patterns.
Check your calendar for the night of the full moon when it is at its most powerful. Lay out your sterling silver jewelry in a place where it will get plenty of moonlight, like a windowsill. If possible, leave it outside for the night to let it soak up the moon’s cleansing energies.
Many wearers of spiritual jewelry use “earthing” to cleanse their pieces when they get clogged with too much negative energy. It’s another word for burying—most gemstones and precious metals come from the earth, so returning them to that environment helps to purify them. Bring your beloved jewelry back to its roots.
Go outside and find a spot that you find to be serene and meaningful. Ideally, choose a place that’s not contaminated with harmful chemicals or fertilizers. Place your jewelry in a protective cloth bag, dig a small hole in the ground, and bury the bag, covering it entirely with dirt.
Leave your jewelry buried there for 24 hours to give it time to reconnect with its roots in the earth and its place in this planet’s field of energy. During those 24 hours, your pieces will realign with the energies of the earth, the sun, and the moon.
Perhaps the most potent way to realign your spiritual jewelry energies is with your mind's power. Your jewelry is a meditative tool, so meditate on your pieces to better understand the harmful energy that’s clogged them.
How did you first realize that your jewelry was becoming a cause of negative, unhelpful thought patterns? Identify what those thoughts and energies are. Maybe you’re stressed out at work, and your jewelry is absorbing those bad vibrations. Or perhaps you’ve recently gone through a breakup, and the residual grief is attaching itself to your favorite spiritual necklace.
Hold that piece of jewelry in your hands as you meditate and imagine yourself wiping the slate clean. Set a new intention for your necklace, earrings, or bracelet, and focus on attracting positivity to your life. You can—and should—practice intention setting while performing any of the cleansing rituals discussed above. As you rid your jewelry of harmful frequencies, replace them with new and uplifting energies.
How can you cleanse your jewelry of negative energy? There are plenty of ways to banish those bad vibrations from the meaningful pieces you wear every day. Some techniques may suit your jewelry pieces or lifestyle more effectively than others. Choose a cleansing method that will put your mind at ease as you meditate on drawing more positivity into your life.