Beyond adornment, our unique collection of talismans and personalized pendant necklaces are intentionally handcrafted with sacred geometry and universal symbolism to become the vessel for your mystical energy. Each of these gold talismans can be personalized for the wearer - modern heirloom jewelry to treasure for a lifetime and beyond.
There is a long and storied history of how people across cultures use talismans, good luck charms, protection amulets or totems for their own personal practice, for good luck, in worship, as souvenirs of visits to mystical places, and as holy reliquaries. These heirloom objects all serve the same purpose: To connect the wearer with a specific energy source, from their journey through their religion or faith, to a particular saint, to a divine symbol or archetype, or as a reminder of their highest self incarnate. To carry that energy with the wearer everywhere they go.
Why wear these talisman and charms as a charmed necklace? At 12th HOUSE we believe in the power of jewelry to transform your mood, and create a vibe that’s all your own. Every time you wear a piece of jewelry it becomes a touchstone for your intentions. When you create a magically charmed necklace you are connecting the elements of gold and high vibe diamonds with the symbolism of the star sign constellations.
Each pendant in the Talisman charm collection is hand made, beginning as a tiny sculpture carved from wax. Each line is plotted and drawn, shaped with precision using very sharp tools. The piece is then cast into solid 14k gold using the ancient art of lost wax casting. .
In my years of studying art history and symbolism, I've seen many interpretations of the symbolism of talismans evoking a particular meaning in the human subconsciousness.
Regardless of interpretation, the belief in the symbolism and power of the wearable art is the one thing that has remained constant throughout history.
Talisman work varies from practitioner to practitioner - You do not need to practice magic to use talismans. Talismans are often chosen instinctively, and worn to amplify your personal energy, your manifestations, your creative visions, and to actualize your highest self. They can also be used for protection, to amplify your voice, to enhance creativity, to be a vessel to connect the astral [your dreams] into the physical world.
To use them you only need to hold your personal vision in your mind’s eye and it becomes part of you every time you wear the piece. [article link]
An amulet is a piece of jewelry thought to give protection to the wearer. Most often containing hard gemstones, such as diamonds. Protection amulets are quite common and sometimes the term is interchangeable with the word 'talisman' yet they are different if reading from varied traditions. We use the definition of amulet as an object used primarily for protection of the wearer. Amulets also tend to have figurative symbolism, such an an eye or a specific deity.
This is an interesting question, yes and no. They are not inherently magical, Talismans that are built with specific iconography or sacred geometry, or mudras will act as vessels to pour your magic into.
Making jewelry as wearable art has long been the highest and most sacred artform, and still remains a powerful form of self expression. Diamonds are so highly coveted for their brilliance as well as their carbon structure and hardness. They are natural energetic amplifiers and when worn in jewelry can connect us to our highest self. Connecting high vibe diamonds, within the solid 14k gold using sacred geometry and symbolism is another way we can connect to the cosmos.
It is important to take care of your everyday jewelry and it’s even more important to take care of your talisman energetically. Think of your talismans as an energy sponge. Everything and everyone you come into contact with can directly affect your energy and just as we take care of ourselves and our clothing to be clean we approach ‘cleaning’ our talisman jewelry the same way.
Place in a selenite bowl to clear and recharge your jewelry at the end of the day. Selenite is known for its pure light energy that is abundantly positive, acting like a cosmic cleaner for your aura. You can also use the light of a full moon to ‘charge’ your fine talisman jewelry with a specific intention and/ or reset the talisman.
There can be a ceremony around putting on your jewelry everyday, it can simply be a moment of gratitude or a moment where you reflect on an affirmation. If you are wearing these pieces of jewelry to represent people in your life you can have a moment of love and gratitude for that person. By creating these moments, it can be a small moment, they add up to a larger intention and absolutely elevate your vibe.
Absolutely. While a talisman does not have to be made of gold, solid 14k or 18k is a fabulously premium energetic conductor. Gold is one of the most precious metals on Earth, with corresponding energy of the Sun, never fading or changing in color, never losing its lustre or potency.
Choosing high quality materials for your talisman supercharges them. Gold is unique as it responds to our bodies in such a different way than any other metal. The effects of gold talisman jewelry and their touchstone qualities are innumerable, not only do they make a meaningful gift to a loved one or yourself, they will retain their magical qualities and last for generations to come. There is a real power in choosing your own heirlooms.
Making personalized and even custom talismans and zodiac constellation necklaces is amazing work, it’s magical work. We take only one client per month for these types of custom projects so we can fully devote to focusing on the project. Contact us for more details.
If you are drawn to a specific piece of jewelry and would like to personalize it with a special gemstone or different precious metal visit our contact page in the main menu to inquire.
If you are interested in learning more about one of a kind charmed necklaces and working with Kelly to create something deeply magical for you, visit our about page in the main menu.