Saturday, 10 December 2011

Gemstone Pendants

I love gemstones for their natural values and their history and just the sheer look of them, but most of all I prefer them in their more natural state or should I say less cultivated state. I feel as though I am much more close to nature with them in this way and not only that for crystal healing purposes they are believed to be far more potent this way than in a more cultivated form.

I have used many different gemstones already in my jewellery but this time I wanted to appeal to those that preferred a more minimal style of jewellery than that of a beaded design. So........ I decided to make some gemstone cluster pendants for those like me that preferred the natural gemstone and hung them on silver plated snake chains for those that wanted a necklace or a white leather bracelet for those that preferred a bracelet.

I have made these in Turquoise, lapis, howlite, quartz and jasper. They are also great gifts for Birthdays and for crystal healing gifts too.

All of the gemstone cluster pendants can be found on my website here.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Turquoise. December's Birthstone.

Turquoise was one of the most popular gemstones used in ancient Egypt. It is said to bestow wealth and happiness on anyone that receives it. The healing properties of turquoise are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the throat, lungs, asthma, teeth, depression. and infection. Turquoise is also used to enhance creativity, serenity and spiritual bonding. Turquoise is also the birthstone of those born in December. The poem goes.

"If cold December gave you birth
The month of snow and ice and mirth
Place on your hand a turquoise blue
Success will bless whatever you do."

Here is some of my collection of turquoise jewellery. I hope you like it.

Turquoise and black Egyptian bracelet

Egyptian Turquoise and bronze bracelet

Turquoise and copper Egyptian bracelet.

Egyptian Turquoise and silver bracelet

Egyptian Turquoise Necklace