In Kabbalah, the combination of five specific metals in jewelry is considered a virtue for blessing and protection. Kabbalah considers the 5 elemets jewelry (also known as five metals jewelry) to be a powerful tool for bringing a about positive changes in our lives. According to kabbalists, the blending of the 5 elements by the goldsmith draws on certain energies that grant the jewelry its special power. A key element in the production of this talisman is the time in which the jewelry is made: 5 elements jewelry can be produced only once a month when Jupiter rules the Moon. A five elements ring or pendant would usually feature many Kabbalah inspired motifs, sometimes with such additions as the 72 names of God.
The first 5 elements ring was made 700 hundreds years ago by the great Kabbalists of that era. The design of the five elements jewelry is based on ancient kabbalistic instructions for blessing, protection and success found in the Books of Kabbalah "Sgulot Israel", "Imalet Nafsho" and "HaChida". According to these sources, "You shall take of the five elements: Gold and Silver, Copper and Tin and Lead and make a ring out of them in Saturday night after the new moon. You must finalize your work before the call of the rooster, wear it and you will see miracles". The kabbalist texts explain that the secret of the five elements jewelry's success depends on the specific time in which five elements jewelry is made - at this specific time of the month Jupiter's influence is summoned forth. By the time Saturday comes in, the goldsmith has only five to six hours to finish the job.
It is important to note that Kabbalah does not contradict popular Astrology, but rather enhances it by adding another perspective on the human nature. Kabbalah astrology is based on the Hebrew calendar and on these seven planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Each planet controls two astrological signs, with the exception of the sun and moon which control only one sign each. According to astrology of Kabbalah, Jupiter is the star of personal development and success. During the creation process of the five elements jewelry, Jupiter reaches its higher energies at a specific time when it rules the moon.
Each of the five elements has its own qualities and influences. Each represents the earthy world and the spiritual world. Gold and Silver respectively stand for the sun and the moon. The right mixture of gold and silver creates a powerful talisman that activates the influences of the sun - the masculine energy, and the moon - the feminine energy. In Kabbalah, the masculine principle is called "Zeir Anpin". The Kabballah teaches that in the process of Creation, every soul was split into two halves, masculine and feminine. The masculine energy and the female energy complete each other in every aspect.
The masculine energy works as a channel between the Upper World dimension and the physical world (material world). Like the moon that depends on the light of the sun, the male energy in the context of Kabbalah depends on the spiritual light that comes down from the upper dimension to the physical world. The physical world is thought to have no spiritually or light of its own. Thus, according to Kabbalah, a man who is not connected to a woman cannot truly fulfill his inherent potential. The woman is respectfully referred to as the Kingdom for she has the ability to put things in motion, to express, and to channel the spiritual energies passed on through the male.
The elements and what they represent complete each other in the same way with their different qualities. Each of the five elements has distinct qualities and represents certain aspects in our lives and souls. As suggested before, Gold represents vitality, success and happiness, whereas Silver represents feminine qualities like sensitivity, family, child rearing and more. Copper (Venus) represents unconditional love and artistic skills. Tin (Mercury) represents the ability to communicate and understand and to act on things. And finally, Lead (Saturn) represents self-fulfillment, the link between past and present, and Divine awareness.
It is the harmonious combination of the five elements that transforms this kind of jewelry into a powerful talisman. Kabbalah advises that the jewelry has at least some contact with the skin, enhancing the power of the talisman to inspire change. If the wearer of the jewelry wishes to bring in a change into their life, they should make a wish at midnight on the first Saturday night following the beginning of the month, based the Hebrew calendar.