Like many of us in the current climate, here at JR we’ve been looking more than ever for health and wellness benefits wherever we can find them. From wearing our favourite perfume, to practicing mindfulness, to taking a daily walk we are all more focussed than ever on activities that bring us calm and support our wellbeing. We are also more conscious of surrounding ourselves with things that are not just beautiful to look at but can also offer additional benefits. So imagine our surprise when we discovered Sterling Silver doesn’t just look great but actually has numerous health benefits that have been used across many cultures throughout history. In fact the health benefits mean it was once considered more precious than gold!
Silver has always been one of our favourite metals to work with due to the durability and versatility of the pieces we can create – it looks amazing as a large statement piece but is equally as beautiful when delicate and subtle. A pieces can be worn alone or curated into unique stacks and layers, and it has a timeless quality due to the nature of it being a precious metal. However throw in added health and wellness benefits and there’s not much else we need.
Silver is said to be best worn when either the immune system is weak or when the body faces a particularly challenging environment, and it’s safe to say we are all feeling much more challenged at the moment.
It has been hailed for centuries as a powerful antimicrobial agent that aids in cold and flu prevention, wound healing, and skin care with a long history in antibiotics and sterilisation. any people have worn silver jewellery to protect against infection, and various cold or flu symptoms. This health benefit is one of the reasons why so many manufacturers choose to make medical devices and tools out of silver, although we much prefer wearing ours as part of the Simply Silver range!
With many of us increasing our working from home hours, if you are using laptops and other electrical devices, silver is said to help you to protect yourself from the electromagnetic radiations coming from them. Silver has properties that are able to interact with the natural conductivity of the skin to protect you from electrical disturbance, helping protect your wrists exposure to electrical fields.
When worn against the skin (our favourite way is in a wristwear stack), silver is able to interact with your skin’s natural conductivity and provide benefits for any potential skin irritations, circulation trouble, or temperature imbalance.
Many have reported increased energy levels and improved moods after wearing silver, as its natural properties may improve circulation and overall body temperature balance, and help maintain cleanliness and immunity.
Silver doesn’t just have health benefits, there are spiritual upsides too! It is said to be the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer, and who doesn’t need a little extra patience at the moment? Symbolically, silver is connected to the moon, and therefore also connected to yin and feminine qualities.
Whether you believe in the wellness benefits or just love the look of silver, overall it’s clear you can’t go wrong. It’s beautiful, versatile and could even have hidden wellness benefits!