Metaphorically, a key can expand knowledge or offer passage to other, metaphysical realms.
Keys: have always been endowed with a certain sort of magic.They have the power to reveal things that were unknown or obscured before. Even the word “key” means a tool that opens physical, intellectual, or spiritual barriers. A key can give access to riches and treasure, or it might keep safe closely guarded secrets, as in the legend of Pandora’s Box.
Locks: and keys can also be used to protect one’s most valued belongings or to secure the gates of a walled city, so having a key is both a symbol of trust and conquest. Back in the day, keys were used as a means to flaunt your wealth, as they indicated you had something worth stealing. Metaphorically, a key can expand knowledge or offer passage to other, metaphysical realms.
But, when I see a girl wearing a skeleton key necklace I sometimes wonder what it means to her.
When a woman puts an antique key on a chain and wears it around her neck, close to her heart, it could mean any number of things, a mystery just begging to be unlocked. The precedent for jewelry as symbols goes back at least to Queen Victoria, who hardly ever wore jewelry that didn’t have an emotional message of love or mourning. On the other hand, it could just be fashion.Ancient key folklore, for fun: Keys should never be put on a table, as they lead to chaos and disagreement in the house.
The precedent for jewelry as symbols goes back at least to Queen Victoria,