INSPIRATION: The wonderfully intricate and colorful mosaics of the Renaissance in Ravenna, Italy.
ABOUT THE STONES: Part of my fascination with jewelry making is the stones. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Below find the meaning of the stones of this particular piece. Please keep in mind that gemstones and semi-precious gemstones have many different meanings to many different cultures- these are just what I’ve found in my research! :)
***OPALITE is known for it's soothing effect when held or worn!
*** LAVA STONE is also know as Basalt. It is a stone of strength and courage. It also allows stability in one's life so if you are going through a lot of life shifts this stone is good for you! Because Basalt was actually once molten lava it has the power of fire! It can draw fire and energy into your life!
*** CORAL was once thought to be a plant, coral has been called the "garden of the sea". The ancient Egyptians placed pieces of coral in tombs as a protection against evil spirits because they believed that each piece truly contained a drop of divine blood. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life.
*** HEMATITE comes from the Greek word for blood. It has been used as an amulet against bleeding, and so is known as the "blood stone". When arranged like the petals of a flower, it is referred to as the "iron rose". Native American folklore states that war paint made from hematite will make one invincible in battle. People in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries wore hematite jewelry during mourning. Hematite is said to protect the wearer's life energy and guarantee survival. Amulets of hematite have been found in nearly every pharaoh's tomb as a support in the afterlife.
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? Hong Kong & Chicago
HANDMADE IN CHICAGO WITH LOVE ♥
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