What are your jewelry myths and superstitions?

dcsurfergirl

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I've heard of this as well and I'm in the Caribbean. I love opals and have a few pieces and plan on getting more so that shows what I think about it.

I've heard people say they refuse to buy pawned jewelry because of fear of bad luck. I thought so for a while until I got this great pair of sapphire and diamond earrings for less than 1/4 of the price for similar stuff in regular stores. Since then, I've bought several amazing pieces and haven't had any bad luck. I also think it's a great way of getting unique pieces.
Several of my pieces were bought in estate jewelry sections of jewelry stores and so far so good....:smile:
 
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I've heard the story about the opal. My birthday is in September, and opal is the zodiac stone for Libras, so I guess I'm covered anyway lol! I don't pay any attention to stuff like that, but I do admit to having superstitions. Just not about jewelry. I do like to hear the stories though. Interesting thread.
 

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This is a very interesting thread. I've heard about pearls being bad luck for weddings because "pearls are for tears" but really, how could any jewellery be bad luck? :biggrin:

I also love mourning jewellery. I know some people find them alittle morbid but I think it's a touching way of remembering someone you loved and cared for.
 

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Here are my nuggets :biggrin:

Pearls can be worn by anybody but especially those born in June or under the zodiac sign of Cancer (as can moonstones) like my mother who always wears pearls.

Pearls worn should never be whiter than one's teeth

Pearls only turn into tears if you don't wear them (they lose their sheen). Once owned pearls are meant to be worn.

Opals are bad luck (my grandmother) but then she had a natural pearl E-ring LOL

Never wear a ring on your wedding ring finger if single (I think that was because any would-be suitor would think you're 'taken')

If you put on a ring up-side-down or facing the 'wrong' way don't change it all day or you'll turn protective forces against you

Horse-shoe charms should be worn U

Never wear faces or people up-side-down in a locket

My (Pakistani) friend black jewellery including onyx are bad luck because the absorb bad energy whereas anyone can wear clear and white stones as they reflect and bounce back energy. He said people go to great lengths to divine which stones work for them and when, seeking consultations with specialists.

I know some consider sapphires completely unlucky, however in the Middle-East blue is the most protective and healing colour
 

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I'm a little hesitant to buy estate jewelry, because it's such a personal item. I'm ok with family heirlooms b/c it comes from family, but from complete strangers I feel weird about it.

I'm currently e-ring shopping and I'm opposed to diamonds with "bad" numbers in their carat weight, like 1.74, or anything with a 4 in it. I know it's silly but I think it's an important enough piece of jewelry that I don't want to risk it.
 

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I've heard the story about the opal. My birthday is in September, and opal is the zodiac stone for Libras, so I guess I'm covered anyway lol! I don't pay any attention to stuff like that, but I do admit to having superstitions. Just not about jewelry. I do like to hear the stories though. Interesting thread.
I think that's just because they are more easily damaged than harder stones. Emeralds are supposedly unlucky if not born in May or a Taurus for the same reason
 

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I always wear an "evil eye" for protection and good luck. My birthday is in October so I am covered as far as opals go. My family always had/has the superstition that it is bad luck to buy pearls for someone so whenever my father would return from Hong Kong with pearls he would always ask the recipient for a penny. The same superstition goes for shoes because if you buy someone shoes, they will walk away from you. Again, a penny solves that problem :smile:
 
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I always wear an "evil eye" for protection and good luck. My birthday is in October so I am covered as far as opals go. My family always had/has the superstition that it is bad luck to buy pearls for someone so whenever my father would return from Hong Kong with pearls he would always ask the recipient for a penny. The same superstition goes for shoes because if you buy someone shoes, they will walk away from you. Again, a penny solves that problem :smile:
and you should never buy someone a watch or clock :shrugs: