Archives for Crystal Jewelry

Bracelets

From times known, bracelets have been considered as a mark of beauty for the wrists. Women and sometimes even men in all eras have worn them as an adornment. Derived from the Greek word ‘brachile’, meaning ‘of the arm’ – bracelets have been a popular form of ornamentation since prehistoric times. Although, the history of its existence is largely debated and the actual use of bracelets in early times is speculative, there are many archaeological evidences of ancient Egyptians wearing bracelets since 5,000 B.C. It can be assumed that ancient civilizations that are even older than the Egyptians (think Atlantis
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Pendant Jewelry

Derived from the Latin word ‘Pendere’ meaning ‘to hang down’, a pendant (aka; heart chakra), is an ornamental element that is suspended through another piece of jewelry worn around the neck. A pendant is an ornament that is suspended from another piece of jewelry such as a necklace, chain, or a thread with a loop, usually made to be detachable, so that it can be used with different necklaces or with a pin- back to be worn as a brooch. Pendants are believed to be one of the earliest forms of bodily adornment carrying ornamental, protective, and devotional or religious
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The Basic Process of Gemstone Faceting and Commonly Used Terms

Since the beginning of civilization, humans have always used crystals as jewelry. Carnelian and rock crystal beads dating from around 6000 B.C. have been excavated in Iraq. During 2500 B.C. a gemstone trade flourished in Rome, Egypt, Greece, and China. Diamonds gained popularity in India from 800 B.C. and were cherished as talismans. Throughout history, various technologies evolved around the world to polish, cut, and drill stones. It is believed by 1000 BC, the art of faceting stones were already quite advanced in the Indian subcontinent. Crystal jewelry normally consists of stones that are very hard on the Mohs scale
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DIY Crystal Pendants

As we discussed earlier, wearing crystal jewelry is very useful for bringing the spiritual and physical benefits of crystals into your life, in a practical way. One of the most versatile jewelry is the pendant. A pendant worn correctly, sits on the heart chakra, the central chakra which sits between heaven and earth, and is therefore a great balancer of energies. Besides the heart, the heart chakra also influences the thymus gland. The thymus gland has been called the seat of the soul and mystics believe it plays a large role in syncing and fusing the spiritual with the physical.
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Crystal jewelry

Crystals have been worn as jewelry for a very long time. Precious and semi-precious stones were always chosen as suitable jewelry. Ancient civilizations like Egyptian, Mayan, Sumerian and Phoenician civilizations all extolled the wearing of crystals as jewelry. The tradition of wearing jewelry is still alive today, albeit very watered down. Lots of people today wear jewelry made of precious or semi-precious crystals without realizing the significance. Some of the ways crystals can be worn include as rings, bracelets, ankle bracelets, pendants, or around the head. Almost any kind of crystal is suitable for jewelry as long as it is
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