Ancient religions and cultures of mysticism have always been a hot target for fashion trends in the celebrity world. Over the last few years, we've seen a remarkable growth in the number of celebrities beginning to showcase the famous Kabbalah bracelet.
Kabbalah is a Jewish Bible study with a rich history tracing back thousands of years. The Kabbalah teachings are based around a set of spiritual principles. The Kabbalah bracelet is traditionally work to fend off the negative powers of the evil eye and to provide rich spiritual guidance in times of need.
Worn on the left wrist, a standard Kabbalah bracelet has a fairly plain red woven appearance. But as the celebrities have flocked to the craze, we've seen more outlandish bracelets hitting the market. The cost of a Kabbalah bracelet can range from $ 20 to thousands of dollars. There are some premium jewelry brands that the celebrities are the only ones who can afford to pay for!
So how has the Kabbalah bracelet become such a fashion accessory for today's Hollywood masses? Many would argue that it comes down to a lady named Madonna. She has been captured many times wearing her own Kabbalah bracelets and if the photos are landing in gossip magazines, they're likely to catch on quickly. Madonna has even been sighted wearing the Kabbalah bracelets during her actual concerts. A sit down interview with Larry King confirmed her faith when she discussed quite openly her belief in the Kabbalistic teachings.
It's thought that the late Michael Jackson also possessed a handful of Kabbalah jewelry items in his expansive collection. When you look at the star power of just these two names, is it any wonder that the modern wave of celebrities are catching on? Sure enough, we've seen Paris Hilton and Britney Spears out and about with the red bracelets in full sight.
The use of the sacred Kabbalah bracelet as a fashion accessory has received a mixed reception from the dedicated Jewish following. Some see it as degrading a sacred symbol. Others are happy that the teachings of Kabbalah are receiving such overwhelming mainstream attention. Either way, it looks like we'll be seeing much more of these elegant red jewelry pieces over the coming years.