Way back in 2003 I started working with gemstones. Initially I was drawn to the colour of the stones and produced a range of jewellery based on this as opposed to anything else. Fast forward fourteen years and the majority of my gemstone designs are driven by other motives.
So if you had to choose a particular gemstone which would you go for and why? And can you name the stones….?
The last few days have once again been spent increasing my knowledge on gemstones, chakras and essential oils. Yesterday I decided to produce a spreadsheet of the key gemstones I am working with and how together they can produce not only visually stunning pieces of jewellery but also an astonishing amount of support and comfort for those in need. I came to the conclusion that we are all in need – some more than others!
Manon Lily had heard me mention the idea of designing a simple wrap bracelet for children / young people. Of course she wanted one! Many years ago a friend in the village was very anxious about starting collège. She lacked confidence, feared the unknown and in general felt unsure about how she was going to cope with “all that learning”. I suggested she meet Fluorite, a friend of mine.
Fluorite is known as the “Genius Stone”. Without going over technical I felt that this was the perfect gemstone to assist anyone on the path of learning. Here are a few key terms:
- boosts aptitude
- brings about calm
- promoting orderly, sequential thoughts
- encourages concise communication
- inspires gentle honesty
- helps alleviate emotional turmoil and pressure from others
A true genius to say the least!
Whilst I wanted to obviously make a bracelet for Manon Lily I felt that she needed a little extra something and added rose quartz to the recipe. Known as the stone of “unconditional love” it is also a great comfort for those afraid of the dark, and has wonderful calming and reassuring properties. I think the end result speaks for itself.
Obviously Manon Lily is delighted with her new bracelet. As for the friend who was introduced to Fluorite many years ago, she has gone on to have a successful career working with children!
Fancy having a bracelet designed for your needs? Please do contact me.