This Alex & Ani addict is dying for a trip to the Newbury Street store– the holiday collections are just calling my name! I’m surprised, though, at how interested I am in the Numerology Collection. What I love about Alex & Ani is how much these little symbols inspire me, and I think everyone feels tied to specific numbers.
These numbers go beyond your birthdate– each makes a statement, so here’s my when-to-wear guide! Also, since the holiday season is right around the corner, I’ve included a gift guide here too!
Number 1 | Drive, Independence, Direction
Don’t think of one as the loneliest number; think of it as the number of beginnings! It embodies motivation, innovation, and self-reliance.
Wear this when: You feel like you’re your own best friend, and you’re good with that
Gift this to: Your most independent friend, who’s always marching to the beat of her own drummer
Number 2 | Sensitive, Grace, Comfort
Two is for duality and partnerships. People who embody this number are empathetic, intuitive, and always providing support and encouragement.
Wear this when: Your emotions get the best of you, and you’re in need of some comfort
Gift this to: The friend who’s always there for you, your emotional support, the yin to your yang
Number 3 | Intuition, Wholeness, Creativity
Three is the number of creation and artists. The number encompasses the mind, body, and spirit; or past, present, and future. Imaginative, talented, dynamic people embody this number.
Wear this when: You need some inspiration to get through a project or creative endeavor
Gift this to: Your creative friend who’s always talking about her spiritual journey
Number 4 | Grounded, Precise, Trust
People who embody the number four are down to earth, practical, and believe in hard work and careful planning. Four is the number of the builder and the productive, the grounded, the strong-minded who see value in tradition.
Wear this when: You’re unsure of what you’re doing and need to believe that you’re headed in the right direction
Gift this to: Capricorns; your most practical friend who works hard and stays realistic
Number 5 | Adventure, Free, Variety
Five is the number of the adventurer. These people seek variety and freedom from routine. They are unconventional and spontaneous, and never quite stay still.
Wear this when: You’re about to start a new adventure
Gift this to: Your friend who’s always travelling
Number 6 | Love, Healing, Support
Six is for service, family, friendship, and home. People who embody this number are nurturers and caregivers– generous, reliable, dependable, responsible, always looking to protect and teach.
Wear this when: You’re going through a hard time in your personal life
Gift this to: The mom of your friend group who’s always looking out for others
Number 7 | Mystical, Wisdom, Divinity
Not just a lucky number, seven is the most mystical, spiritual, and scholarly. Truth-seekers and information-gatherers embody this number. Introspection, alone time, good books, and the great outdoors invoke this number.
Wear this when: You need to rejuvinate your soul
Gift this to: The friend that’s always telling you things are a sign, and always seems to be right
Number 8 | Strength, Expertise, Success
Eight is the number of abundance and authority. People who embody this number are driven, successful at work, and can harmonize different parts of their life. They are also known to be athletic achievers.
Wear this when: You have a big presentation coming up at work, or some kind of athletic endeavor upcoming
Gift this to: Your friend who just got a big promotion
Number 9 | Noble, Wordly, Kind
Nine is the number of divine completion, the beginning and end. People who embody this number feel a connection to the world and want to make it a better place. They are volunteers, social workers, or just selfless givers.
Wear this when: You’re feeling especially connected to the world around you
Gift this to: The friend who’s always volunteering, fund-raising, or just posting on Facebook about causes she cares about
For more on these numbers and to see the rest of the Numerology Collection, visit Alex & Ani’s website. Which number(s) do you embody?!