Established in England during the first half of the 20th century, Wicca is best referred to as a modern pagan, witchcraft religion. It brings into play an unique set of ancient pagan and 20th century hermetic motifs for its theological structure and ritual practice.
Most Wiccans believe intently in magic, a manipulative force exercised through the practice of witchcraft or sorcery. However these beliefs are not dark but more a reflection of the balance and will of Nature and all it offers. As discussed in more detail below, a common component of Wiccan Jewelry is variations of the Tree of Life and also the five classical elements observed most frequently as a pentacle.