Saturday, May 14, 2011

Natural and Healing Jewelry

In my natural line of jewelry, the materials I use are not only naturally occurring but also have beneficial properties. From times immemorial, humans have looked to nature for physical and spiritual sustenance. Plants, minerals, stones, bones, shells were seen as possessing qualities to nurture and protect the mind, body and spirit. Humans have not always treated their generous protectors well-- that is a different story for a different time. But, nature in her infinite generosity has not stopped giving.

Shells and pearls and in fact, all waterborne gemstones enhance the sense of self, heighten intuition, promote calmness and inner peace. They are  connected to the heart chakra and thus promote heart health, are said to help with digestion and, because of their calcium content also strengthen the bones. In cultures that have been traditionally dependent on the sea for livelihood, pearls and shells are worn for good luck, good health and prosperity.

A shimmering paua shell pendant in iridescent green and blue paired with an iridescent black lip flower pendant is the focal point of the necklace pictured above. The chain part of the necklace is made of sea green and white mother of pearl beads, white and dark silver coin pearls and green swarovski crystals.The large pendant measures 55 mm ( little more than 2") and the smaller one is 33mm in diameter. The necklace is finished with a toggle clasp.

It is available in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for visiting.

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