INSPIRATION: After college, I spent about 4 months living in the Caribbean, the USVI to be exact! The colors found in the vegetation were spectacular- this piece was inspired by the flowers after a heavy night of rain.
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! :)
***AGATE is THE stone everyone should have for protection. It attracts strength and has been said to protect the possessor from bad dreams. Different types of Agate stones were used in ancient Babylonia to make jewelry. Babylonians also placed them at the head of their bed-they thought agate brought good dreams! It is also known for it's power!
***OPALITE is known for it's soothing effect when held or worn!
***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
HANDMADE IN CHICAGO WITH LOVE ♥
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