For the longest time, amulets were like jewellery’s answer to feng shui. Now meet its more current and hip cousins: same protection, same semi-precious stones, but waaay modern with a dainty pendant and minimal design.
Clockwise from top:
Spirit sterling silver necklace with phrenite, Georg Jensen (price unavailable). The green stone is said to lessen nightmares and phobias, and clear your mind.
Magic Alhambra 1-motif yellow gold necklace with carnelian. $7,500, Van Cleef & Arpels.Think of this scarlet-hued stone as Mother Nature’s energy booster.
Ippolita yellow gold necklace with turquoise and diamonds, US$1166.43 (S$1570.45), www.net-a-porter.com. Long used to protect the wearer from negative energy, and known to alleviate pains and cramps.
Amulette de Cartier yellow gold necklace with lapis lazuli and diamonds, $8,100, Cartier. The Yves Klein blue stone promises to bring fortune (maybe save you the trouble of having to say ‘huat ah’).
Bulgari Roma pink gold necklace with onyx and diamonds, $5,740, Bulgari. It’s said to be stress-inducing. Bonus points: The back of the pendant is fully paved, so you get two looks for the price of one. (So maybe you do ‘huat’ after all).