A couple of hours ago a special necklace I wore broke. It broke while I was playing ball with my nephew and my brother. I almost had a panic attack. I dropped to my knees and began going through the grass like a mad man in a desperate search for it. There's a reason why.
Circa 1994 I stumbled upon a temporary African boutique that was set up near a store I was visiting. I stopped to check it out. I ended up buying an African mask (which I no longer have), and was about to leave when the nice woman who ran the boutique told me that a certain necklace was calling out to me. I turned around and when I saw the necklace my draw dropped. There was something about it. The woman told me the culture it came from and that it was believed to funnel energy into the wearer. Later I would go on to look it up and it is extremely rare. I wanted it but the price was far more than I could afford. I told the woman that I loved it but unfortunately couldn't afford it and then the woman offered me a discount. Even with the discount I still couldn't afford it. The woman then smiled and gave it to me for free. I kid you not. I wore it 24/7. I showered with it and even slept with it on. Now I know better but that's just how much I loved it. Then one day in 1997 the necklace broke. The pendant mysteriously disappeared. I tore up the couch I was sitting on trying to search for it but to no luck. I was so depressed. Finally I decided to do work to bring it back to me. It took 10 years. One day in 2007 the notion of me going on eBay and searching for the pendant entered my mind. There was exactly one listing for it and there was only 2 of the pendants in stock. I immediately raced to purchase it. My heart was pounding so fast. So I bought it and was so happy. Then I began to question if I should buy the other one just so I can have a "back up". So I go back online and the listing is gone. I contact the seller and the woman advise me that about 15 minutes after I purchased my pendant another person purchased the last one. I asked her if she would be getting anymore in and she advised she had never seen these types of pendants before and had no idea if she would ever run across any in the future. So my pendant arrived and I was happy. I had completely forgotten about the work I did to bring it back to me. I believe it took so long because the pendant is so rare.
So now I'm in the process of stringing it anew. I've lost some antique beads that were on the necklace but it's the pendant I was really worried about. So what happened was that while I was acting like a crazy person trying to find my pendant my brother helped me search. He finally found it and I was overjoyed. I figured we only had about another 5 minutes or so and then it would have been too dark to continue searching.
So, now that I've told my story I'll touch on our own little personal amulets or special jewelry that we wear for protection. Basically any piece of jewelry can be used in this matter. Some prefer silver, other's prefer gold. Still others want some type of gemstone. It's really all up to the person. You can pray over the item and even dress it lightly with oil or smoke it in incense and then you can wear this necklace out in the open without having to worry about people knowing you are 'charmed'. The only thing I would caution people about is that one should not let anyone touch this special jewelry. Also, sensitive people can and will pick up on it. If you are talking to one and notice they keep staring at the jewelry then realize they are definitely picking up on it. You might want to slyly act to conceal it before they can bring it up or try to touch it. Now, the lore is that should such fixed jewelry break that it took the hit for you, meaning that it protected you by absorbing a large amount of negative energy or even the energy of someone throwing for you. This belief actually originates with the various ATR's like Santeria, where the breaking of a sacred necklace (collares or elekes) was said to be caused by the same thing. Of course most modern silver and gold necklaces and such do not easily break so this may not ever come into play for people who choose these items.
If you have had such a fixed jewelry break then you need to immediately do an uncrossing/cleansing or even a reversing just to be safe. I would follow it up with protection work and then would fix another item of jewelry to use.