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What is Reiki & how is it used?

Have you ever wondered what Reiki is?  -Guest blogger Jessica Wyman breaks it down for us- It’s becoming a better known healing modality and the word is being said a lot.  You might also hear it referred to as energy work or energy healing.  Right now you might be thinking, is this some weird woo-woo thing?  [...]

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Aquamarine & other symbols of a March Birthday

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March and also a traditional 19th Wedding Anniversary gift.  It represents faithfulness, courage, friendship and peace.  It is a powerful meditation stone used to calm the nerves, receive wisdom and bring serenity.  It also helps stimulate psychic abilities and helps you to get in touch with your spiritual being.  It [...]

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Self Love and Radical Self Acceptance

This weeks post, “Self Love and Radical Self Acceptance” comes from guest blogger Stephanie Culen. In my years of teaching yoga, I’ve found Self Love to be an essential element of one’s evolution and enlightenment.  The foundation of Self love is radical self acceptance.  Self love is embodied and expressed in the delight to serve others. [...]

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Amethyst & Other Symbols of a February Birthday

Those born in February have calming and soothing amethyst as their birthstone.  Amethyst is associated with personality traits including balance, peace, courage, sincerity, inner strength, and stability. Wearing Amethyst jewelry, or your birthstone in a piece jewelry, enhances the energy and magical properties of the associated stone. Known as the “spiritual quartz” for its […]

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Chinese New Years 2014

Farwell Year of the Snake…  Welcome Year of the Horse   Chinese New Year is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Here are an explanation of few common traditional ways of welcoming the New Year.  The Chinese calendar is divided into 12 differently named years that repeat periodically. Each year is given a Chinese [...]

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Garnet & other Symbols of a January Birthday

January babies are front of the line with birthdays in the first month of the year… for life!  I always love learning about what birthstone jewelry means so here is a look at January peeps. Regal and elegant Garnet is January’s birthstone.  Garnet signifies love, trust and friendship.  Could this be a more perfect symbolic [...]

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The Golden Globes Experience

An exciting week here at Jewelry by Andrea with our earrings being included in swag bags at GBK’s Golden Globes Gift Lounge.  The invite only event takes place January 10 & 11 at an undisclosed location in Beverly Hills, CA.  The GBK gift lounge, hosted by The Artisan Group, honors Nominees and Presenters of the [...]

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Spring 2014 Inspirations

Travel always plays such an important role in each collection I create.  Here is a sneak peek at some amazing finds I brought back from a recent trip to Hawaii.  Look for these handpicked pendants in one-of-a-kind creations coming Spring 2014! A Citrine Photo Locket, Bali Sterling Silver Horn Pendant, Detailed Onyx Orb, Quartz Heart & Swirling Mother of [...]

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Tibetan Prayer Wheels

Discover the Power of the Tibetan Prayer Wheel Spinning a prayer wheel during your meditation and mantra recitations aids in calling on the “great and generous presence of the kind spirit”.   It also assists in spreading divine blessings and good fortune. The old and sacred belief of using a Tibetan Prayer Wheel dates from [...]

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The Lotus Flower

In Eastern countries the angelic lotus flower has a deep rooted significance with people from many sects and religions. The lotus flower is generally found growing in muddy ponds. Its’ ability to stay clean amid the enormous presence of dirt represents the essence of purity. Hence the lotus flower has long remained the emblem of elegance and purity. Over the [...]

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