Every natural substance has a unique vibration that creates an energy field. Metal is no exception.
Each metal has unique properties, though it’s important to remember that most jewelry is made from a combination of metals. Even precious metals in fine jewelry will usually have a touch of other types of metals to make them more durable.
Gold is the most popular choice for jewelry. Whether an item is gold-plated or 24 karat gold, this metal is considered "cream of the crops" for a reason. Gold has been known since prehistoric times to strengthen confidence and symbolize wealth. You can actually use your gold to attract more wealth to you simply by wearing it while you envision yourself growing richer. Gold really opens the crown chakra and is known to help the wearer who is open to wisdom obtain it from universal sources. Gold has long been hailed for its protective properties as well, which is why it's been commonly used for talismans, amulets and for making protective symbol charms to be worn on the body.
Silver is closely associated with the moon; if you know anything about the influences of the Moon in astrology, you’ll find it closely related to the influences of silver. One of its key traits is that it increases sensitivity—particularly psychic sensitivity. If you’re trying to hone your psychic abilities, silver is a good choice to wear when you work on them. Medically, silver has been known to enhance the production of hormones and regulate the function of glands.
Not a lot of people wear pure copper jewelry, but copper is still found mixed into a lot of jewelry. Copper has been hailed for improving circulation; though you should not take this as medical advice and should always consult a doctor for treatment, but if you have any circulatory problems it wouldn't hurt to put on a copper arm cuff or bracelet. Wearing copper can help you improve your awareness and expand your consciousness. It's particularly useful in strengthening bonds between people.
Inexpensive jewelry -- particularly faux silver jewelry -- is usually made with a fair amount of nickel. Nickel is a great metal for use in promoting psychological healing. Wearing nickel can act as a negative energy detoxifier and help drain away depression, fear and anger. If you're suffering from compulsive thoughts or dreams, nickel can help purge your mind of them. Wearing nickel encourages creativity and a lightness of spirit.
Stainless steel has become more popular in jewelry making since it’s so strong, durable, and affordable. People with skin allergies are less prone to be allergic to it, and it’s very attractive to boot. Steel's energies are highly projective and its associated with the planet Mars, so named for the Roman God of war. As such, it should come as no surprise that wearing stainless steel can be a little like donning spiritual armor. If you are looking to protect yourself from psychic attacks, extreme negativity or anything that would suck the energy right out of you, stainless steel is a good option.