We've been working on bringing out some new product lines; we've just launched our first gemstone necklace, 'Mila', an 18" sterling silver necklace with the highest grade Rose Quartz 8mm gemstone. Coming soon are our minimalist style rings. The rings will be made from sterling silver and available in a range of sizes. Alike all of our other jewellery, the gemstones have all been handpicked and are of AAA+ grade, we will stocking Aquamarine, Labradorite, Larimar, Moonstone and Rose Quartz. We've chosen this beautiful selection of gemstones based on their stunning appearances and powerful spiritual properties:
Aquamarine, once considered to be the treasure of mermaids, is a stone of courage and protection. It was used by sailors as a symbol of fearlessness and protection. Today, Aquamarine inspires truth and letting go, particularly of phobias, so that the wearer may also feel fearless and protected alike those sailors.
Labradorite is a powerful aura shield; balancing, protecting and raising consciousness. It also relieves stress, anxiety and is useful for those suffering from depression and insomnia.
Larimar is connected to the element of water, which is the element that rules our emotions. This makes Larimar an excellent 'worry stone'; ideal for easing emotional stresses such as anxiety and relationship problems.
Moonstone is a stone of mother moon. It cleanses the mind of negative emotions, allowing mental clarity and increased intuition.
Rose Quartz, the master of femininity, promotes soft caring energies. It is a stone of the heart and is the perfect crystal for those looking to achieve harmony in relationships and self-love.
Labradorite is probably my all time favourite gemstone. It's got such depth and beauty. However, it's not just a pretty face!
The gemstone offers strong support during times of turmoil or transformation because it reduces anxiety and stress by stimulating mental clarity.
Linked to the higher chakras, Labradorite makes a wonderful meditation aid.
The gemstone gifts serendipity and synchronicity to the wearer, which means more of those "right place right time" moments happen.
In addition to OJ's handmade Labradorite bracelets, we are planning to launch a range of rings soon. Sign up to our newsletter using the form in the footer to receive updates on the collection and exclusive discounts.
Did you know: Smudging actually changes the ionic composition of the air?
Smudging is the practice of burning sacred plants to clear low vibrations and stuck energies. If you’re feeling negative or depressed, smudging your environment will help replenish fresh energies mentally and physically for you - it’s basically a metaphysical cleansing.
We like to smudge our workshop to enable a bright workspace where creativity can flow. We also smudge our gemstones if the full moon doesn’t fall when we need it - so that the items are free of our personal energies and ready to be blessed for their new owner.
The unique blend we use in our smudging sticks is composed of:
White Sage: a powerful negative energy remover
Rosemary: purification and protection abilities
Lavender: helps to provide mental clarity & calmness (very useful for those suffering with anxiety and depression)
Peppermint: healing and protection
Sea Salt essential oil: an effective energy balancer - attracting positive vibes and repelling negative ones.
We are working on growing enough of these ingredients at home to be able to offer our own mini sage sticks for you… so you can continue the good vibes long after you receive your item!
"We humans have lost the wisdom of genuine resting and relaxing. We worry too much, we don't allow our bodies to heal and we don't allow our minds to heal"
- Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
I've been thinking about this quote this week and it speaks undeniable truth. As (over) thinking beings we do tend to spend most of our lives concerned about the past or the future, neglecting the true, living moment. To be mindful is to be present in, and make peace with, this moment - emotionally and physically.
So when was the last time you harnessed your inner peace and allowed yourself to truly relax?And does anyone else suddenly feel a bubble bath and glass of wine is over due?