Is your engagement ring haunted? 3 ways to clear bad energy
October 30, 2023
If your boo proposed with a second-hand ring or a family heirloom, there’s a chance it could be haunted.
In the last year, “searches for second-hand jewelry” and “second-hand rings” have increased by 83% and 30%, respectively, according to Angelic Diamonds.
Since engagement rings are often passed down within a family from generation to generation, many believe that they can hold energy from the previous owner.
However, their energy might not be compatible with yours, and could even be jinxed.
“Every person has their own vibration, their own energy. Every person’s vibrational frequency is totally unique to them,” celebrity psychic Inbaal Honigman told Angelic Diamonds. “This is why, even in a dark alley, we can tell if there’s someone behind us, and we can sometimes recognize people even if we don’t see them — we sense their energy.”
And what happens while wearing the ring can stay in the ring, too.
“If you happen to receive and wear a special ring that someone used to wear during their divorce or bereavement, for example, then the energy of that misfortune may influence you, too,” Honigman warned.
“Especially in the case of engagement rings, which carry the promise of one partner to take care of the other, if the ring carries the energy of separation, tragedy, anxiety or tears, then this can seep into the new wearer’s marriage later on.”
Honigman explained that every item has its own vibrational frequency, and when it’s used for a long time, the energy becomes familiar and feels natural to the user.
“People and objects share energy all the time, and people share energy all the time, so when we own a piece of jewelry for a while, it takes on some of our energy, it vibrates at a different frequency, a little similar to our own,” Honigman explained. “That jewel becomes a part of our world, and when that object leaves us, it maintains a small part of us in its vibrational field.”
However, if a pre-owned piece of jewelry sits unworn for a long time, it’s possible the energy can return to its original state of equilibrium. If the piece is given to a new owner quickly, some of the charge from the previous owner will stay in the jewel, Honigman said.
In some cases, the contrasting energies between the previous and current owner can be so intense and affect people to the point where they get rid of the piece, Honigman said.
Some jewelry can be considered more haunted than others, based on the material of the piece, since all materials have different frequencies, she said.
“Metal will pick up a lot of energy from the wearer, whereas a wooden artifact might not pick up on as much,” Honigman said. “Gold and silver rings hold onto a lot of energy from their previous wearers. Other metals are the same.”
Honigman is not suggesting that you shouldn’t wear a second-hand engagement ring or family heirloom if you have one. However, there are ways to get rid of the bad juju if there is concern about a haunted piece, she advised.
She shared with Angelic Diamonds some psychic-approved ways to cleanse the jewelry of any spirit remaining from the previous wearer.
Wash under running water
Water is cooling and cleansing, and open water in particular, such as a stream or the ocean, will help the energies to dissolve faster, Honigman suggested.
“Let the cooling, cleansing fresh water wash any worries out of your new item.”
Utilize the sun and moon
“Leaving the ring on a window ledge, so that the sun fades out the unwanted energies. Then, the moon recharges the ring with its own blessed vibrations, is another lovely option,” she said.
If choosing to go this route, it’s important to make sure that the material of the ring won’t be damaged by sun exposure. Check what temperatures the ring can withstand and if the specific stone is one that dulls in sunlight.
Hold the jewels in incense
“Holding the jewel in some incense smoke for a moment can also work to remove anything unfortunate from the piece,” Honigman told Angelic Diamonds.
Just be sure that the materials being used won’t tarnish the metal or damage the stones.