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Rainbows always remind me of Grandma. My Grandmother had crystals hanging in all of her windows. When the sunlight shined through, the crystals would cast tiny, vibrant rainbows all around the room. As a child this was unbelievably captivating. It was so beautiful.
So as a tribute to Grandma and a welcome to Spring, I have lovingly created these dainty rainbow necklaces with tourmaline stones. I hope you adore them.
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Sabrinah Renée, boutique jeweler on the catwalk at Boston Fashion Week!
Exciting times for Sabrinah, launching exclusive 2014 jewelry line at BFW event.
Boston, MA, October 5, 2013– The 6th Annual Emerging Trends Runaway and Vendor Show at Boston Fashion Week 2013 is known for innovation and creativity; the ideal place for Sabrinah Renée, boutique jeweler to launch her 2014 luxury boutique jewelry collection, “A Gemological Journey.”
The 2014 line by Sabrinah Renée is created with healing gemstones and is inspired by a deep connection to Earth. With a focus on high fashion, her 2014 collection of gemological beauties mimics the colors, textures and transformations of our planet, and will transcend you from the depths of the seas to the sun and stars.
“It is important to me that my pieces are not only beautiful, but also offer healing benefits to my clients. Each piece of jewelry is created for a specific person and designed to take that individual on an inward journey of self-reflection and physical healing. My jewelry is about outward and inward beauty alike- finding your path, expanding your strengths, realizing your goals, and establishing a connection to Earth.”
Sabrinah, a Pennsylvania native, now continues her career in Fort Worth, TX. She demonstrates both academic and self-taught jewelry artistry, specializing in the ancient art of wire weaving. Her ultra-custom jewelry designs using healing gemstones with a combination of wire weaving and traditional jewelry fabrication techniques.
Wearing “all the hats,” Sabrinah maintains her website, takes professional jewelry photos, designs and fabricates all her pieces, and even modeled in her 2014 lookbook, a photo shoot which featured her new collection in the enchanted desert of New Mexico. Lookbooks will be distributed in the goodie bags of all show attendees!
Sabrinah shows her ability to envelop women in true beauty with a jewelry collection that invokes feelings of desire, allurement, and nostalgia; perfect for the largest event of Boston Fashion Week!
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sabrinah at 717.304.5289 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Birthday, July!Let's celebrate the beauty of the Ruby, your birthstone and one of the most popular gemstones on the planet.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says, "Ruby?"
Is it the infamous Ruby Slippers? The gemstone's bold, red-magenta color? Maybe you think of your Valentine, or get those fiery feelings of love and passion?
Whatever you feelings or thoughts, it's interesting to know that Rubies have held a place in human history for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians held rubies in the highest regards and placed them in the crowns of their Pharaohs.
The deep red color of a Ruby makes the stone look bigger than it actually is, which may have been one of the many reasons why ancient people believed so strongly in a Ruby's medicinal powers. Ancient medical writings from India suggest that rubies cured diseases of the digestive tract.
Burmese warriors carried Rubies INSIDE their skin to protect them from being slain in battle. Many other cultures still view rubies as a symbol of peace, and believe that wearing a ruby on the left side of the body prevents conflict when among enemies.
Burmese Rubies are the most prized, but new deposits of Ruby are still being found. Rubies that have recently been found in Vietnam are so much like Burmese Rubies that they are believed to have been formed by the same geological event.
Carrying or wearing a Ruby can make it easier to focus on the task at hand, bringing clarity and wisdom. Placing a Ruby under your pillow will help you to have lucid dreams, many times overcoming fears as your conscious and subconscious minds connect.
Rubies are thought to be the best stone to detoxify the blood, improve circulation, fight infection, and offer protection from disease.
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Have you noticed?
anchors are the CRAZE this summer. From clothing to cupcakes, the nautical theme has been playing a major role in fashion and style. It's not surprising as anchors, and their symbolisms, have been cherished by people for millenia.
Most commonly we know of an anchor as a tool to hold a boat in one place. This being said, there are hundreds, if not thousands of different types of anchors. An anchor might be the most important safety tool on a vessel as it can keep the boat from wrecking into rocks or drifting off to sea.
The earliest anchors were found as part of a collection of Egyptian tomb furniture. They looked much different, as Egyptians using cone-shaped stakes and ropes to tie their boats.
Anchors are mentioned in the Christian bible, and it is a symbol that is repeatedly found in the Roman catacombs. In Christianity, the anchor represents the hope we have in Christ beyond this life.
When I see an anchor, it instills feelings of nostalgia and safety. I view an anchor as a way to stay grounded and secure and to keep myself from "lifting off into the clouds," as some Pisces do.
I plan to create many more anchor pieces. I have some great design ideas that I just can't wait to share with you!
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ARTIST INTERVIEW... AND GIVEAWAY!
A new and truly interesting blog, Around the World to the Left, has featured Sabrinah's Art!
A quickly-turning-popular blog with crazy SAHM stories, delicious recipes, and fun covos has conducted an amazing interview of Sabrinah.
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I designed a specific set of wine charms for "Around the World to the Left" with Motherhood in mind.
I used some colors that gave me the feeling of being in “grandma’s garden.” There is light peach, violet, moonstone, champagne, aquamarine, and sage. The tags read, forgive, cherish, nurture, provide, protect, and comfort. I figure, if your wine is talking back, it might as well be saying something nice, especially for moms!
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Happy Birthday, June!
What could be more nostalgically beautiful than your birthstone, the Pearl?
I have to admit, pearls were not always on the top of my "most wanted" list. They seemed like big, boring, round white beads. So what? It was only a few years ago when I finally discovered what pearls REALLY are; a lustrous, iridescent, gorgeously organic offering from an oceanic being. Now, I can't get enough of them.
What is most interesting to me is that pearls are formed by an irritable "intruder" of sorts, which either occurs in nature or is placed there through implantation, such as with a cultured pearl. The oyster forms a protective covering around this irritation by making small deposits of calcium carbonate that form an outer shell known as nacre, to create what we eventually call a Pearl.
A gemstone quality pearl is considered to be a precious gem, and must display extreme lavish qualities of luster, regular shape, surface quality, and increased nacre thickness, which determines the pearl's durability over time.
On a metaphysical level, pearls provide a connection to the Inner Goddess. Pearls are cleansing and centering and their powers initiate purity, integrity and faith. Pearls are very nurturing, which is not surprising as we already know they have been in a constant state of overcoming irritation. These properties make Pearl jewelry a great gift for Moms, expecting mothers, and brides. Pearls are also great for men, as they open pathways to understanding women more easily.
Physically, pearls will alleviate allergies, problems with the lungs, stomachaches, and headaches. They will stabilize hormone production, reduce allergies and prevent exhaustion.
Pearls are expert energy absorbers and therefore need to be "decontaminated" often. Energy-cleanse in water and re-charge in moonlight.
Never clean your pearl with chemicals, wear pearl jewelry in the pool or expose your pearl or pearl jewelry to cleaning products. I have found a GREAT product for cleaning pearl jewelry (any jewelry really) that is super safe and effective. It's called "jewel brite" and is a combination of banana and coconut oils and biodegradable cleaning agents.
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Happy Birthday, MAY!
Did you know? Emeralds have been a prized gemstone since ancient times. Emeralds were popular with ancient Egyptians, and have been found buried with mummies. Emeralds also held popularity in ancient Rome, but it is thought that these "Emeralds" may have actually been Peridot.
Like most colored gemstones, almost ALL Emeralds are treated to enhance their natural beauty. These treatments include oils and resins that camoflauge surface cracks and make the stone more transparent. due to this possible treatment, you should NEVER put your Emerald in an ultrasonic cleaning machine. It could destroy your stone!
Of course, you should beware of faux Emeralds, but there is also what's called a composite Emerald, in which chunks of glass or other inexpensive materials are combined with a small, valuable Emerald stone. The only way to tell if you are looking at a composite Emerald is with a microscope. Your jeweler should disclose this information, so it's important to have a jeweler that you trust.
The sacred stone of Venus, Emeralds strengthen and preserve love and open lines of communication. Emeralds can also be used increase clairvoyance and memory and to enhance truthfulness and faith. A universal symbol of hope and prophecy, Emeralds can assist in bringing wisdom and reason.
Highest during a spring full moon, the powers of Emerald can help to strengthen the eyes and heart, and boost the immune and nervous systems.
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Spring is nearly here, and boy, am I ready. Although time seems to be passing at lightning speed, I'm feeling like this winter is dragging. I have my sights set on sun, beach, and sand.
This month's birthstone is special to me- I am a March birthday, specifically the 20th, which heralds the equinox and the beginning of spring. The pastel blue hue of aquamarine is something I've always deeply admired, and I feel fortunate to be able to call this stone my own!
I've been creating quite a few new pieces with Aquamarine lately, and being in contact with this stone has provided me with a gentle, soothing, creative energy. I have noticed an increase in my "sixth sense," being intuition, and others have noticed and commented to me about my increased "psychic" abilities as well. I also believe that my longing for the water and for spring in general has been enhanced by my handling of this tranquil, blue stone.
As far as physical healing is concerned, the calming nature of Aquamarine is thought to be beneficial for lessening dependency on addictions. Because of it's relationship with the water, Aquamarine will purify and protect your kidneys and liver by controlling the fluid levels of the body. It is also cleansing and protective for the thyroid.
Mystically, aquamarine has been used since ancient times to protect sea travelers from drowning. I have Aquamarine set into my wedding band, and I think of this fact whenever I am SCUBA diving. It really is soothing to the mind.
Aquamarine, literally meaning "sea water," is a variety of beryl that comes in delicate, oceanic hues of blues and greens. Nearly all aquamarine that you will see has been heat-treated to enhance or deepen it's color, which is common with most colored gemstones. Alchemists are still unable to artificially produce Aquamarine, which makes this stone even more special and appealing.
Just north of Tanzania lies an ancient crater called Ngorongoro, formed by a volcano. This “Cradle of Life” contains rich soil and abundant water which make it a sanctuary for the animals and botanicals of Africa.
Aside from its natural benefits, the Cradle of Life has also provided scientists with a plethora of fossil finds of early man, signifying its role in the support of human life for thousands of years.
This geographic wonder inspired my design for this necklace, which is a commissioned piece for an expecting mother. Just as Ngorongoro cradles life, a mother cradles her new baby, sending rays of flourishing energy to her growing child.
Physically, rainbow moonstone will assist in healing the female reproductive system, and will relieve pain associated with childbirth and breastfeeding. It is also a great stone for removing harmful toxins as well as any excess fluids, such as with fluid retention.
The vibrant, changing color spectrum of Rainbow Moonstone is uplifting and energizing and may help to revitalize the emotions as well as the physical body.
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Like most people, I have always loved the water. There is something so soothing and tranquil about the way it sounds and moves. When I'm near it, I can't help but stare and imagine the mysteries that lie beneath. Is it the same for you?
Since childhood I have been deeply fascinated by all the creatures of the Ocean. I feel that I have a bond with the Underwater World- the magnificently vibrant colors, the synergistic relationships between it's animals, and the beauty of it's most minor details. It is amazing to me that in the vastness of the Ocean we seek value in the luster of one tiny pearl.
There is a great mystery to the Ocean, like a secret that no one has ever told. So much of it has never been explored and ike tiny bubbles, thousands of questions are continually rising to the surface. What an amazing thing to think that we really have NO IDEA what else, or who else, is living on Earth along with us.
What about Mermaids? How many other species and families are living in the Oceans that we have yet to discover? Is a shark smarter than a human? I mean, there has to be a reason for it's ability to survive for millions of years.
And whales... are they sleeping? Or, are they meditating? oooooh. It gives me goosebumps.
It is a great desire of mine to share my Oceanic visions with you through jewelry inspired by the Sea. Please partake in viewing these fantastic new pieces. As usual, there will be more to come!
February, here already!
How are you doing with your New Years resolutions so far? Not to worry, there's still plenty of time to make big changes this year, and Amethyst is here to help!
Known as the "Stone of Sobriety," Amethyst is the official birthstone for February. Amethyst will help you rid yourself of any addictions, major or minor. I'm not just talking about drugs and alcohol, people. We can be addicted to all kinds of things... Think food, TV, negative attitudes, pessimism, anger, depression, etc. It's already February and now is the time to LET IT ALL GO!
While Amethyst supports you in your challenge for change, it can sooth your soul and offer protection against psychic attacks (destructive words and thoughts) from others AND from yourself. It also dissipates your old thought patterns and can be very grounding, opening your eyes to new options and pathways. What can possibly stop you now?
Amethyst is a type of Quartz and can be found in all corners of the world. It is most popularly known for its deep, royal purple color. Deep purples are contained in high quality stones that are mostly mined in Africa and Australia, but Amethyst comes in a wide range of hues from super light lilac to dark eggplant.
Amethyst that is heat-treated usually becomes Citrine, which is an orange stone. Depending on crystalline structure, heat-treated Amethyst can also become Prasiolite, which is mint green in color. Prasiolite found naturally is very rare.
An alternative birthstone for February is Bloodstone, a type of Chalcedony. Bloodstone is known to help with predictions into the future, as well as relieving anxiety and confusion.
A new year with new resolutions... and if you're thinking of a romantic resolution, Garnet is your gem. The official birthstone for January, traditional garnets have a deep, seductive red hue that chants, "You know you love me!"
You might be interested to know that Garnets not only come in red, but also in orange, pink, yellow, black, and green. The rarest garnet is actually blue, originally found in Madagascar. This type of Garnet contains high amounts of vanadium, which makes the stone change its color from blue to purple when placed in incandescent light.
No matter the color, Garnets are truly the stones of romantic love. They enhance sensuality and intimacy, and will attract a new lover or restore passion to current relationships. Garnets will also increase self-confidence, popularity, and boost energy levels. Garnets are known bring success not only in love, but also in business endeavors.
Garnets will help to alleviate symptoms related to diseases of the blood and circulatory systems. Red Garnets are associated with the spleen and thyroid, and can provide assistance with cleansing and purifying the body.
Garnets are also known as "mirror" stones, which means they will not absorb negative energies, but instead reflect them back to their origin. A good tool to have when dealing with someone bad-natured or vengeful.
Gorgeous Garnets not your thing? An alternative birthstone for January is the Emerald, also a stone of love and romance. Additionally, Emerald is known to protect people during travel.
December Birthdays, You are LUCKY!
I know you have that whole, "my birthday is so close to Christmas, I rarely get enough gifts" complex (come on, it's a joke), but hey, you couldn't give birthstone status to a more gorgeous gem.
Blue Topaz is a silicate, and crystal clear in its purest form. Due to trace mineral varieties during its formation, it may develop into a number of different colors, including BLUE, pink, yellow, green, and red. Either naturally or by man, topaz is heated to achieve it's vibrant blues which come in Sky (lightest), Swiss, and London (darkest). London Topaz is sometimes used as a sapphire substitute.
Blue Topaz can be used to increase your level of compassion and kindness, and will protect your heart from falling for someone who doesn't really love you. You can also use Blue Topaz to enhance your creativity, especially to develop a plan for achieving dreams, the truest love, and success.
Blue topaz has physical healing properties, too, and you will love this one... Blue Topaz is thought to speed up the metabolism, assisting in weight loss! Who doesn't want help to burn off all those Christmas cookies?
Not to mention, Blue Topaz will assist in treating blood disorders and health issues related to the endocrine system. It also focuses on tissue regeneration, which can help reduce signs of aging.
Still not enough for you, December?
Turquoise is an alternative birthstone, which is a MASTER healing stone and a great stone for protection, both physical and psychological.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DECEMBER!
Enjoy your Birthstones...