An amulet is an object that is carried or worn on a person or placed in a location in order to draw specific energy or luck toward that person or location.
Although a single found object such as an acorn or a penny may be used as an amulet, more elaborate amulets may be created of specific minerals and crystals chosen for the type of magical energy they naturally contain. Often these stones or metals are carved or shaped with specific symbols to enhance and direct this magical energy.
An amulet may also be a combination of minerals, herbs and various symbolic items wrapped in fabric or leather of contained within jars, hollowed eggs, lockets or other containers. The containers may be specific colors to enhance the magical energy, and the practitioner may choose to inscribe supportive symbols on the outside to enhance the energy of the amulet.
Once created, an amulet is often charged or activated using a ceremony or spell. It is then carried or worn by a person or displayed or hidden in an area to bring about the desired effect.