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Colour psychology and the apparently “psychic” properties of crystals in jewellery are growing topics of interest. While many remain sceptical of these theories, it’s part of a movement that is surprisingly popular, especially in the West. It’s not totally unfamiliar to us here in Singapore, however, as even feng shui practitioners use crystals to evoke luck and prosperity.

The main takeaway from colour psychology is that colours can evoke certain emotions. For example, cool colours like blue and green are said to bring about feelings of calmness or even sadness, while warm colours like yellow and red can amplify happiness or anger.

According to these principles, here are the jewellery colours that you should be wearing according to your emotions. While it may seem outlandish, it’s worth a shot!

 

Red

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Red is most commonly associated with anger, and while this is true, it is also associated with confidence, passion and personal appeal. If you feel like you’re lacking in self-worth or that you want to project a more commanding presence, bright or dark red are both appropriate. Carnelian is a stone that can be anywhere between dark ochre to red. Ruby is perfect for this purpose, too!

 

Orange

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Orange is the colour of creativity and quick thinking. If you feel bored or unproductive, this is the colour to boost your energy and maintain your focus throughout the day. Pretty useful for an all-day meeting, right? Tiger’s eye is a stone suited for just this purpose, and is also said to have “grounding” properties that will nudge you towards making more practical decisions in life.

 

Yellow

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Although yellow is commonly viewed as a happy colour, studies have suggested that yellow can push the anxiety buttons in your brain. Pale yellow, on the other hand, evokes friendliness and youthfulness, which is useful if you’re in a particularly cheerful mood or if you want to create a happy atmosphere at your office or in your home. Citrine and yellow diamonds are very happy stones, and are said to bring heightened ease during workplace interactions.

 

Green

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Green has always been traditionally associated with money and financial growth, although Asian tradition associates gold and orange with prosperity. In colour psychology, green and blue represent stability and reliability, which may be why many banks use these colours in their colour schemes. If you’re feeling unstable or emotionally volatile, especially in times of grief and uncertainty, green can help to evoke calmness and ground your feelings. Moonstone and opal are stones that reflect green and blue light (often along with other colours) and are used to gain emotional and spiritual balance. Apart from that, these stones are just so pretty!

 

Blue

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Blue represents calmness, peace and trust, which is why many companies, like the banks I mentioned earlier, use them in their logos. Blue is good for neutralising anxiety, and is great for helping you feel at ease if you’re facing an uncomfortable situation. Crystals like sapphire, aquamarine and opal are wonderful for soothing the mind and heart, too.

 

Purple

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Purple has long been associated with luxury and royalty throughout history, as only the very rich could afford the very expensive purple dyes and fabrics. Dark, rich purples also evoke sensual feelings and a sense of mystery, so this colour is good for making a lasting impression during networking and on dates. If you want to appear confident and sensual, deep purple will do the trick. Amethyst and tanzanite are well suited for this purpose, and pairing these stones with a purple dress will really boost your sex appeal!

 

Pink

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Pink is a colour commonly associated with femininity, innocence and romance. If you’re feeling like you want to play up your femininity or heighten the romance on a date, pink is certainly the way to go! Rose quartz is an affordable and super adorable stone that you can consider wearing.

 

Black

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Black evokes grace, edginess and sophistication. If you’re feeling unattractive, wearing black jewellery would be my advice to you. Stones like jet, onyx and black diamonds are considered “power stones” that boast protective qualities and encourage dominance. Wearing these are good if you need help in being firm with your subordinates at work.

 

White

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White is a colour that evokes chastity, purity and cleanliness. When you need to appear like a positive influence, or if you’re in a particularly sour mood, white stones will help to soothe your senses and play up your reliability. Diamonds, selenite and moonstones are perfect for your needs.

 

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