Thursday, February 7, 2013

Healing Properties of Metals

Metals, Like Gems and Minerals, Have Healing Energy, Too. 

Most people only associate energy with gems and minerals, but metals have it, too. I've had my temperature literally spike up to 106 while working with 14K gold. I was wrapping this piece below: 

Herkimer Diamond in 14K Gold,; sold
All things are made of energy. Our breath, our bodies, the floor, our very flesh and everything is energy. If you look at a still rock under a microscope you will see it's alive and moving. So it shouldn't come to anyone's surprise that metal has energy. 

Below are the most common metals used in jewelry making whether it's wire art or soldering


Aluminum is a projective energy that will shield your own energy. It's is in a sense, an invisibility cloak that deflects energy being sent your way. In jewelry, it will always protect the wearer. 

The planet associated with Aluminum is Mercury and it's Element is Air. Aluminum also enhances mental abilities such as intellect and telepathy. It protects during astral travel and is your best friend when visualizing in meditation aka seeing yourself doing something good and positive.  

Aluminum is the most abundant metallic element on earth and also the moon. All rocks and gemstones contain aluminosilicate minerals and so does the human body.  

It's a calming metal that also helps those who are "looking for themselves" while keeping you rooted in reality. It also helps you recognize illusions whether someone is trying to deceive you or whether you are trying to deceive yourself. 


Brass is a projective metal that is also associated with Gold and can be used as a substitute for gold in healing/money attracting rituals. Brass has no planets, but a star that it's associated with--the Sun. 

It's element is Fire and Brass attracts healing, wealth, and protection. When wearing as jewelry  any gemstone that attracts wealth such as Citrine or Cinnabar should be wrapped/set in Brass. 


Hematite is actually a mineral--it's the mineral form of Iron which we all know is a metal. Hematite is a receptive element that is found on both Earth and Mars, which is really interesting because the Celestial body that Hematite is associated with is Mars.

Hematite's element is Fire. Hematite is a grounding metal/mineral that protects and detoxifies. Most jewelry wrapped in Hematite are actually wrapped in Brass or Copper that has been coated with Hematite. Read more about Martian Hematite here


Gold is a projective metal that has been associated over the millennia with everything to do with health, wealth, and growth. 

Gold is associated with the Sun and has Fire as it's element. Gold has a healing energy that doubles as a power amp. 

It protects and opens you up to wisdom, prosperity, and all round success. Gold inspires virtue, moral excellence and nobility of the mind. Gold also lends a cheering influence to the wearer and promotes positive thinking/attitudes. 


Silver is associated with the Moon, and is receptive/feminine. The element associated with silver is Water. 

Silver has this soothing and calm energy where as Gold is more powerful and intense. Silver, a metal of the emotions, amplifies the energy of any gemstone it is set in--minerals too.

Silver is also antibacterial and has even been used in medicine to cure diseases. Read more about that here. 

It is a beautiful soft, white lustrous metal that has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and also the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. 

Silver is a powerful metal that invokes intuition, dreams, love, protection and as a gift, is a great wish of wealth upon the one who receives a piece of jewelry in silver. 


Bronze, believe it or not is soothing. It can easily calm the mind. It's the toughest metal out there and is a mix of tin and copper. Tin's planet is Jupiter, which is known for abundance and opportunity. We all get a little excited when Jupiter in a star system makes the front page. 


Iron is a metal found in many minerals such as Hematite and Magnetite. It's a very protective metal and it's also found in the human body; in our blood.

The coppery taste of blood comes from iron. It's also found in many plants such as spinach and kale. Iron's planet is Mars, which is a Fire element planet.

It's a metal that meteorites are made up of with mixes of different elements here and there. Iron is a grounding metal that protects and neutralizes any type of energy.

Just like Magnetite, it balanced everything out. It also forms a circle of protection for the person wearing or working with it.


Steel is the strongest form of iron. I'm including it since a lot of jewelry is made from it.

If you have allergies, steel is usually the best metal to wear, plus stainless steel will never go dull. It will always have that shiny sparkle.

It's a great metal that protects from all forms of psychic attacks or anything that would drain you of energy--mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Wearing stainless steel jewelry is like wearing a barrier of protection while looking stylish.


Titanium is a chemical element that can be a tad bit radioactive if all the right elements are present, but is a light and strong metal that you can use while meditating. It helps all mental abilities and gifts.

It keeps you in sync with those closest to you. It's also free meaning that you will feel freer. It helps those with claustrophobia and other fears. Titanium promotes honesty, independence and spirituality.


Platinum, a beautiful silvery grey, almost golden metal (depending on how the light hits it) harmonizes with our bodies very well and will not react with it, which is why it's often used by science and medicine as replacement for bone.

The metal has a slow energy that allows you to relax while keeping your chemical imbalances and hormones in check. It also helps with your heart and circulatory system.

Platinum's sense of time is timeless and encourages one to think in hindsight. It's great for meditations and to keep you on your true path.

Platinum, however, is a rare and pricey metal. I once had someone ask for a quote for a large cut and faceted emerald wrapped in platinum. After conferring with an actual mining company I had to quote him $50K. I hope to work with platinum one day, though.