Silver: The Metal of the Moon

Silver: The Metal of the Moon

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The metals that shape our jewelry carry stories with them. They reflect not only their earthly origins but also a rich dimension of symbolism, culture, and history. The choice of material is far from trivial; it lies at the heart of the potential of the adornments we wear. Each metal possesses unique properties that resonate with us on different levels, sparking reflections, interpretations, and unique symbolism.


Materials drawn from the earth have the power to connect us to deep levels of our consciousness and heritage. They forge an intimate bond with nature, evoking the eternal cycles of life and reminding us of our place within an infinitely vast universe. Metals, with their strength and longevity, symbolize resilience and force. Their brilliance and luster transport us to a world where beauty and clarity reign supreme.


Used as the first medium of exchange, treasured as family heirlooms, and fashioned into jewelry, silver transcends ages and civilizations as a symbol of economic power and social status. Its shine and rarity have not only shaped economies but also woven deep social and cultural ties. In both ancient traditions and contemporary societies, silver is more than a precious metal; it mirrors the values, aspirations, and social dynamics of humanity.


Silver is the metal of water, the Moon, clarity, purification, and protection against psychic attacks. Recognized for its conductivity, it activates energy and vibrational flow. Silver is the metal of the divine. The evil eye fears it.


The protective properties of silver are not merely esoteric. Silver reflects up to 95% of visible light, making it the metal with the best reflective power. Thanks to its reflective properties, silver is prized for its ability to offer protection against energetic parasites.


Its ability to reflect light is symbolically associated with its capacity to "bounce back" negative energies or the "evil eye." By acting as an energetic shield, it strengthens protection against psychic attacks and negative energies. Hence, silver is commonly used in crafting amulets and talismans intended for protection.


Silver is one of the best electrical and thermal conductors among metals, which is linked to its ability to channel or "direct" energy, often associated with psychic protection. This conductivity allows it to amplify and channel positive energies while repelling negative ones.


Recognized for its purifying properties, silver has the ability to eliminate a wide range of bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. The ancient Romans and Greeks understood this virtue of silver and frequently used silver coins to preserve their drinks. They even placed silver coins in jugs to prevent degradation and extend the freshness of liquids.


This purifying characteristic of silver has been extended to a protective role against psychic or energetic "infections." This illustrates how material properties can align with cultural practices to shape our understanding of the world.


Silver is closely linked to the Moon, often perceived as a symbol of mystery, intuition, and natural cycles. Just as the Moon influences terrestrial temperatures through its phases, silver, as a good thermal conductor, shares this trait. Its conductivity and ability to channel energy reinforce its association with intuitive protection and spiritual guidance.


Its crystalline structure and resistance to corrosion are often associated with purity and clarity, qualities also attributed to the Moon. Just as the Moon reflects the sun's light, silver also possesses this reflection capacity.


Silver is also a friend of water. Like water, silver is fluid, malleable, and has the ability to flow freely. Its brilliance and clarity recall the shimmering reflections of water under the Moon's light. Water is often seen as a symbol of purification and healing, just as silver is recognized for its purifying and antimicrobial properties. Silver and water share qualities of fluidity, purity, and movement. They both symbolize renewal, healing, and purification.


The history of silver weaves connections between humans and earthly life, nature and culture, the past and the present, heaven and earth, the tangible and the intangible. Its physical properties, such as its conductivity and reflective power, resonated with the ancients and continue to do so today.


Beyond its economic and aesthetic value, silver embodies the values, aspirations, and knowledge accumulated over centuries by various civilizations. It invites us to reflect on our place in the universe, our relationship with nature, and the mysteries that continue to fuel our quest for connection.


Silver reflects the richness of human experience. It reminds us that, despite our cultural and historical differences, we share a common fascination for the wonders of the world around us and the mysteries that make Life, Life itself.





The Magic of Jewels and Charms, KUNZ, George Frederick

The Healing Power of Metals, Meredith Young-Sowers

The History of Silver, William Gilchrist

Photography: Bianca Des Jardins


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