Monthly Archives: October 2013

Smoky Quartz Sterling Silver Pendant

IMG_79892013-10-022This big faceted smokey quartz pendant  is hang nicely from a smoky quartz small beads sterling silver chain.  Two nice sterling silver rings are added to the sterling silver chain and this grey pendant is finished with a lobster claw clasp. For other pendants please check here in the Etsy shop – Anne’s Jewellery.

Smoky quartz is a brown to black variety of quartz, that has a unique combination of various tones (from light to very deep)due to natural irradiation. Smoky quartz can be opaque, but is almost always transparent to translucent, even when in its darkest color shade.

Quartz’s uses in healing, altering consciousness, and magic has linked it to the spirit of the New Age. Long neglected by people in most of the world, save for their industrial applications, quartz crystals are today a huge commercial business.

Quartz is beneficial to one who finds the need to move forward within himself. It can be extremely helpful to one who is contemplating his relationship with life, exploring his value system, and seeking inner meaning. When meaning is discovered, the magic of smoky quartz is said to be excellent in working to bring one’s dreams into manifestation. Smoky quartz connects us with our higher self.

Grounding in an uplifting kind of way, the smoky quartz provides a subtle energy of protection and balance. Smoky quartz brings physical and psychic protection from negative energy as it removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy. It also works energetically to assist in prioritizing needs and wants, and brings wisdom to every day life.

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Green Earrings, Malachite Gemstone Dangle Earrings

IMG_8011IMG_80162013-10-023The malachite gemstone  beads are handcrafted in 925 sterling silver and the earrings are finished with French earring hooks. These statement green earrings are a perfect gift for any occasion.

Malachite is an opaque, green banded mineral and it was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Malachite is found wordwide including Zambia, Congo, France, Israel, Australia, Arizona, Southwestern United States but the largest quantities of malachite have been mined in the Urals, Russia.

The stone was one of the prime gemstones used for power by the upper class in Egypt, the headdresses of pharaohs were often lined with malachite, as this was said to raiser the ruler’s vibrations to a higher level and open him to wise council. It was also used by Greeks and Romans for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow.

Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.  Malachite has been called the “mirror of the soul” and it  reaches the inner feelings of the person and reflects what is there, negative or positive. Malachite is great for increasing ones concentration skills and is quite beneficial to ones physical, as well as psychic, vision.

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Faceted Lemon Quartz Sterling Silver Earrings

Lemon Quartz EarringsLemon Quartz EarringsLemon Quartz Earrings - collageThese beautiful faceted lemon quartz gemstone beads are handcrafted by Anne’s Jewellery using sterling silver wire. They are finished with lever back earring hooks. The faceted lemon quartz  beads (approx. 9 mm) have a dazzling lemon yellow glitter and dangle nicely from the hooks.

The lemon quartz is a variety of the most common and abundant gemstone minerals – quartz. Although amethyst and citrine are the most popular varieties of quartz, lemon and green quartz are gaining popularity. Mined in Brazil, the lemon quartz is a very durable stone and thus it is a very good option for everyday jewelry. The gemstone is transparent to translucent with a glass-like luster.

The lemon quartz is a gemstone that it’s supposed to bring optimism, well-being and creativity. It eliminates  negative thoughts and brings out all the positive aspects of the wearer. The quartz crystals can be used to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It is believed that this gemstone could create balance and harmony in life and that’s why it is quite popular among jewellery lovers.

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