The belief in the healing properties of minerals and gemstones dates back thousands of years. It doesn’t seem to be letting up either; from mood rings to powerful amulets that are supposed to protect you from grave danger, people still turn to crystals for protection, good karma, and more.
While it is a challenge to prove the mystical powers of certain pieces of jewelry, the scientific community backs the healing properties of silver. In fact, silver jewelry, such as those offered by Karma and Luck, doesn’t only enhance your appearance — wearing it can also be beneficial to your health. Here are some pros to sporting silver:
Researchers at the University of Southampton set out to study the effectiveness of wearing a particular type of silver ring in easing to ease the symptoms of arthritis. They found that silver ring splints could successfully control the finger joints’ Hyperextension deformity, which is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis.
Silver has a proven track record of having antimicrobial capabilities that fight off infections and play a role in antibiotics and sterilization. In fact, some people wear silver in the hope of staving off infection, cold and flu symptoms, and other virus and bacteria.
Silver can also help with faster wound healing since silver supposedly keeps your blood vessels elastic, which plays a role in bone formation and healing and skin repair and maintenance.
The chemical property of silver reacts and changes color when exposed to other chemicals that are known toxins. Wearing silver jewelry, therefore, can double as a detector of potentially toxic substances nearby.
There is a scientific basis to silver’s health benefits that stem from its electrical and thermal conductivity. Certain silver ions repel radiation from the body while improving blood circulation, balance body temperature, and more. If you are still a skeptic of silver’s health benefits, don’t give up on it altogether. At the very least it’s still a good fashion accessory!