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Check out the gorgeous images of Grey Agate by Deborah Anderson!
Amazing photographer, singer, soul! One of the most talented people I have had the pleasure of meeting!
The sun is shining and it’s time to get thinking about what to wear for all the holidays, festivals and fun-filled bank holiday weekends we have to look forward to…and if there’s one trend that is perfect for all three this summer, it would have to be the new take on tribal/Navajo styling.
First seen on the runways at Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Just Cavalli, this look has now passed down to the high street where shops are full of crochet, fringing and feathers.
This is a look that I’ve avoided in the past as I think if it’s over done you can run the risk of looking like you’re in fancy dress (Pocahontas, anyone?), but this year the tribal look seems a lot softer, and almost glamorous.
While I’m unfortunately not heading to any festivals this summer, I can see me incorporating some of the Navajo influences into my summer wardrobe – the neutral shades of tobacco, camel and tan are the perfect antidote to summer’s brights and colour blocking!
Have you noticed all the little creatures flying and crawling around? Bumble Bee’s , Butterflies, Dragonflies..
That would be summer on it’s way! At Amanda Marcucci Jewellery, we are loving nature and all it’s little creations, from the pretty little wild flowers at the bottom of the garden, to the little winged ones flapping around while your trying to sunbath.
This is why we do our best to be ECO friendly as well as fair trade as well as include natures gifts in our designs.
Weather it be shells, stones, or charms of nature, we embrace them all.
After all , what could be more beautiful and perfect than nature x
This is a stone of warmth and love, as it heals emotional wounds and pain with it’s gentle calming salve. Opens the heart to the beauty within and all around us, and will begin its healing by reducing resentments.
As Amethyst is to the Spirit, so Rose Quartz is to the Heart.
Self-Acceptance, Self Love, and Personal Worth
Enhances all forms of love: self love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love.
Kindness: Opens our hearts and encourages us to be tender, peaceful and gentle. Teaches forgiveness and tolerance.
Attracts: Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle, non-judgemental love into our lives.
Smokey Quartz helps to set aside willfulness and headstrong behavior. Smokey quartz has the ability to transform negative energy, and is particularly effective in dealing with anger and resentments. It is a stone that helps you be right here, in the moment.
It clears up communication difficulties, and helps to dissolve mental and emotional blockages that can get in the way of perception or learning.
Calming – Smoky quartz is said to be excellent for alleviating panic attacks, anxiety, and nightmares.
Grounding – Help you to be right here, in the moment
Transforms negative energy
Protective: Forms a shield against negative energy around the user
Regulates: Can be used to regulate creative energy, allowing it to flow smoothly step by step
Finances: Helps one to make wise purchases, and mange money effectively
Meditation stone evokes effort and makes us able to cope with hard times.
Adult ADD – This gemstone’s gentle and focusing energy helps to alleviate confusion. Smoky quartz also gently cleanses clutter of the mind to bring focus to task as well as meditation.
Negativity: This gemstone also neutralizes negative energy as well as helps the wearer manifest dreams.
Smokey Quartz stimulates the cooperation of multiple energies toward a common goal. A wonderful stone for relationships, for people in a recovery program, or people who need to work in groups or be part of a larger group, whether it be work, hobby, a home group, business group, or association.
It is a gentle grounding stone that instills balance and harmony, and can help bring peace to you, enhancing quiet reflection during meditation without the interference of the thinking mind.
This is not a quick energy stone, like Clear quartz crystal, but it has intense staying power, to carry you over the long haul.
Combine Smokey Quartz with Clear Quartz for lots of positive energy towards obtaining your dreams and goals, and to energize them into being a reality.
From gray to warm brown, light and clear to an almost “solid” looking black/brown.
Especially helpful with ailments of the hands and feet. Aids healing in the areas of back problems, dissolves cramps, alleviates pain and fortifies the nerves.
The Meaning of Rose Quartz:
Emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self love. Good to wear in a chaotic or crisis situation. It is “the stone of gentle love” bringing peace and calm to relationships. It can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It is a rejuvenating agent for both physical body and the emotions. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional “wounds”. An excellent stone to give to express friendship.
Your marriage can have more sparkle and fire when you keep a rose quartz under your pillow.
Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It is also the stone of love in marriage. When worn in jewelry the wearer feels a sense of self-worth.
Wear Rose Quartz Jewelry for Love.
Some stones are believed to have the power of attracting happiness or love to the life of whom carries them or keep them in their homes. The way in which a stone is seen and what it symbolizes depends not only on its type but also on the way it is used and seen by each specific culture and the traditions behind it.
Usually, in many occidental cultures the symbolism of a stone is followed by wearing it as a ornament and jewelry, while in many oriental cultures and mainly the Chinese one, these stones are often used in symbolic objects which are strategically placed in the house. This way, stones depend on the way they are used and to which kind of object they are added to in order to have their meaning and to attract specific benefits.
According to the oriental traditions and the Chinese culture, the mother of pearl is a very symbolic stone. This symbolism is based on the belief that mother of pearl attracts wealth and a better income to the person who keeps it. This way, many feng shui and Chinese objects which symbolize money and wealth contain this stone in order to improve its powers.
Besides attracting wealth and money, the mother of pearl also symbolizes prosperity and good luck. This way, it is often given as a present in order to wish good luck to a friend or a loved one in some circumstances such as when that person is going to travel or will go through a very important exam among many other situations. Besides this, by simply carrying a symbolic item containing mother of pearl, a person’s good luck and prosperity would become highly improved and enhanced.
Astrological Sign: Cancer and Gemini
Vibrates to the number 7
Purity, honesty, innocence and integrity, concentration, focus, meditation, serenity, tranquility and wisdom.
Pearls symbolize the best within us. Honesty, Purity , Wisdom and Integrity. They remind us to walk with Dignity. Have you ever seen a woman wearing Pearls acting in an undignified manner? Did you have the oddest feeling? That’s because they just don’t mix. Pearls not only provide a mirror in which to see ourselves, but give us insight into how we appear to others.
Pearls can stimulate your femininity and help with self acceptance. They lift your spirits and make you feel calm and beautiful. When have you not felt Ultra feminine when wearing pearls?
The ragged, rough grain of sand, transformed over time slowly growing into a object of great value and beauty. With it’s humble beginnings, Pearls symbolize innocence and a pure heart, and help us get in touch with the simple honest things of life.
- White: Symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith.
- Gold and Black: Also for prosperity.
- Pink: Works especially with the heart Chakra.
A wide variety of colors.
Physical Healing Properties of Pearls:
For solar plexus Chakra (digestion, stomach, immunity) and emotional stress.
Semiprecious stones adorned with Swarovski crystals and charms, sparkling in the sun! It’s a must for all us effortless beach babes xxx
Keep it cute – One thing to remember when purchasing fashion jewellery for the beach is to keep it simple. A relaxed day time look requires very different jewellery to that worn on a night time. While you might want to look glamorous pool side, this can be achieved without over the top accessories. Remember to opt for understated fashion jewellery that will not overshadow your swimsuit.
Less is more-When it comes to accessorising your beach look, less is definitely more. Rather than wearing earrings, bangles and necklaces try to focus on one area in particular to avoid looking too dressy. Avoid diamonds and stick to braided or pretty pieces. It is also advisable to leave your expensive jewellery in the safe as there is a great chance of it being lost in the sea or in the sand.
Dress for the weather-Just as you wouldn’t wear your winter clothes on the beach leave the heavy wintery jewellery at home. The beach requires a certain type of jewellery as some materials can heat up quickly in the sun. Chunky jewellery should be avoided if you don’t want thick tan lines on your wrist area. Instead choose loose jewellery that will constantly shift allowing you to avoid white lines.
Bold brights-One thing to remember when picking out jewellery is colour. Celebrate the holiday season with colourful collections. Remember to keep your swim suit collection in mind when shopping for jewellery. If your suit has a bold print, choose simple jewellery to compliment it. However if your suit is plain add a flash of colour