According to the
Merriam Webster dictionary, psychometry is the divination of an object or
its manager as a result of touching or holding the object.

Essentially, it is a
psychic ability wherein the
psychic can sense or "examine" the history of an
object by touching it.  These kinds of impressions are usually perceived as
images, sounds, smells, tastes, and even feelings.

Psychometry can be a
type of scrying.  It is a psychic means of "seeing" anything that is not
ordinarily visible. Some people can scry employing a crystal ball, black
glass, the floor or even water.  With psychometry, this extraordinary vision
is available as a result of contact with a specific object.

A person with
psychometric qualities is called a psychometrist.  They can hold an antique
glove and have the ability to notice something concerning the history of
that glove, the individual who owned it, and activities that were
experienced by the wearer of the glove.

psychic is capable
of sensing what the person was like, what they did, and how they lived. Most
importantly, the psychic can sense how the person felt at a specific time,
particularly when the object was in use. Emotions appear to be the most
strongly "recorded messages" in the object.

psychic might not
have the opportunity to accomplish this with all objects in all situations. 
However, with all psychic qualities accuracy can range widely from different
times and objects. 

Area Psychometry is
much like feelings of dejavu.  It is the sensation of doing or knowing
something about an area just before you actual do or know.  If it involves
an area unknown to the psychic, it can be likened to dowsing and divining. 

Events are traceable
especially in their psychological, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual
makeup.  They imprint themselves on an area where they took place. 
Psychometry is very popular with missing persons cases.  Sometimes a piece
of clothing or a favored object of the person is handed to the
psychic.  All
five senses are employed, as well as the
psychic 6th sense. 
Perhaps the scent left behind is very strong.  Sniffing dogs used by the
police department are usually the best psychometrists. 

Individual psychometry
is utilized by everybody. How do we analyze the mood of a person without
speaking to them? When we meet another person for the first time are we
instantly attracted or repelled?  We may not know why these impressions come
about, but they typically register quite strongly. This is an unconscious
use of psychometry in both psychics and non-psychics.

If you have ever walked
into another person's home, sometimes you can pick up vibes about the
person.  This is employment of energetic vibrations and is considered a form
of psychometry. 

Author's Bio: 

Jackie Williams has worked for as a manager overlooking the talent department for a prominent new age communications company. Later as the internet developed, she diversified her recruitment specialty to server global clients for a internet based spiritual network.
She attained her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and her BA from Hunter College.