Amulet Care, Size & Material Guide

Our Amulets are lovingly and sustainably handmade in Los Angeles, crafted with precision and care from .925 Sterling Silver and dipped in thick 18K Gold for a luxurious finish. Nickel-Free, non-toxic, and corrosion-resistant, they embody ancient elegance and mysticism.

The Original Amulet
With a diameter of 22 mm and a depth of 2 mm, the Original Amulet carries a substantial presence without being overwhelming. It weighs between 6 to 8 grams, making it a comfortably weighted piece for daily wear. This Amulet comes with an 18-inch chain, adding to its substantial presence.

The Mini Amulet
Our Mini Amulet, with a diameter of 12 mm and depth of 2 mm, offers a delicate alternative. Weighing between 3 to 4 grams, it's perfect for those who prefer subtler jewelry or for children. It comes with a 16-inch chain, making it a delightful and delicate piece.

For a visual comparison of the two sizes, please refer to our comparison image.

Chain Details

The chains accompanying our Amulets are handcrafted in Italy from .925 Sterling Silver and dipped in 18k Gold. They are robust, elegant, corrosion-resistant, and nickel-free, featuring a secure spring clasp for easy wear and removal.

Chain Length Guide

  • 14-inch Chain: Tightly hugs the neck as a choker, perfect for high necklines or wearing over clothing.
  • 16-inch Chain: Lies perfectly around the base of the neck like a collar. Ideal for low to plunging necklines.
  • 18-inch Chain: Sits on the collarbone and is the most versatile length, suitable for both casual and formal attire.
  • 20-inch Chain: Falls just below the collarbone, great for a necklace that you want to layer or wear as a single statement piece.
  • 22-inch Chain: Hangs at or just above the neckline, excellent for more dramatic, eye-catching accessories.

Please refer to our chain length comparison image here to visualize how different lengths may look when worn: 

Physical Care Instructions

Sterling Silver
Gold-plated sterling silver jewelry can last beautifully with the proper care. Maintain its shine by wearing it daily and removing it before showering, exercising, or swimming. To keep your jewelry looking its best, store it in a sealed plastic or dry cloth bag and use a polishing cloth to remove any tarnish or dirt. Avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals, such as chlorine or bleach, as these can damage the gold-plated sterling silver.

Solid Gold Care
Our solid gold (14k, 22k) pieces will not oxidize or discolor due to their natural resistance. The 14k alloy lends our pieces their beautiful, subtle hue. Despite its durability, solid gold deserves love too. Maintain its beauty by lightly scrubbing with a toothbrush and warm water.

Spiritual Care Instructions

Talismans and amulets were traditionally made with solid metals - pure sterling silver and pure solid gold. To follow the ancient traditions and ensure top-quality metaphysical health, we've chosen the hard way: solid metals.

An amalgamation of metals, including things such as brass or nickel, would likely create a cheaper amulet that might remain looking aesthetically the same for longer than .925 sterling silver plated in solid gold, but at Alchemy, while we prioritize beauty, aesthetics, and artistry, the spiritual aspects of our jewelry comes first.

To make the most metaphysically powerful product, we stick to ancient ways and time-tested traditions. Therefore, some people with certain body chemistries might experience natural antiquing of the sterling silver amulet with daily wear. Embrace it, your amulet is protecting you and enhancing your manifestations on a daily basis!

You do not need to cleanse nor charge your amulet like you might a crystal. These talismans are meant to deflect any negative energy that comes your way, while taking in any positive energy and enhancing it. 


Silver Chains: Our silver chains are meticulously crafted in Italy, known for its exceptional craftsmanship and premium quality. 

Ethical Standards: All our manufacturers in Italy are proud members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). This council ensures that the metals we use are sourced ethically, minimizing environmental impact from mining. You can learn more about the standards RJC members adhere to here.

Responsible Manufacturing: Our Italian suppliers adhere to strict European Union standards, which encompass production quality, carbon emissions, and environmental management. The RJC's mission is to protect the health and safety of people and the environment, using natural resources efficiently.

At Alchemy by LA, our dedication to excellence and ethical practices ensures that every piece of jewelry you purchase is not only beautiful but also responsibly made.

Additional Information

If you have further questions about the size or any other aspect of our Amulets, please don't hesitate to get in touch. For details on our return or exchange policy, please visit our Returns page.

With the proper care, your Alchemy by LA jewelry can be a cherished heirloom, reminding you of life's precious moments and carrying you through its challenges. We hope our guide has helped you choose the perfect piece for yourself or a loved one.