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Peridot And Other Symbols Of An August Birthday

Peridot is the traditional birthstone for those born in August. This ancient stone first appeared in the Middle East. Peridot is used to protect the wearer from nightmares and mental problems. Peridot is associated with the heart Chakra . Used for healing, to alleviate feelings of stress, reduce anger, remove hatred, greed, jealousy, spite, and resentment. [...]

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Rubies & other symbols of a July birthday

For those born in July, deep red Ruby is their birthstone. Labeled as the “King of Gems,” the Ruby symbolizes romance, prosperity, generosity and devotion.  The Ruby’s deep red color was a favorite in Victorian jewelry during the late 19th century. In Japan the Ruby is worn to confer lifelong health. Rubies have a long [...]

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Linking it all

One of my favorite Yogi’s, Jennifer Strukoff, guest blogs about the connection we all share with one another…. Here’s a bit of wisdom that I’m sure you’ve heard, in one form or another: “We are all connected.” Right? It’s perhaps the most prevalent idea in the whole field of spirituality. And, at least for me, [...]

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Pearls And Other Symbols Of A June Birthday

The birthstone for June is pearl, which is not considered a rock or mineral.  Pearls come in a variety of colors, from black to white, as well as pink, yellow, and blue. They vary in size and shape with no need for cutting or polishing to show their natural beauty. While natural pearls are rare [...]

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Emeralds & other symbols of a May birthday

For those born in May, deep green Emeralds are their birthstone. Emeralds are associated with the virtues of loyalty, faithfulness and friendship. Metaphysical properties include heightened memory, enhancement or emergence of clairvoyant powers as well as an increased sense of faith. Since olden times emeralds have been believed to possess great healing properties. The stone [...]

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3 Must Have Jewelry Cleaning Tips…

Originally posted on Jewelry by Andrea: As someone who has collected jewelry for a lifetime and has been making it for over 5 years I have done a lot of jewelry cleaning in my time.  Many pieces I own and work with have been bought on vacation, through Fair Trade or have not come with…

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Live like you only have 30 days left

Guest Blogger Nichole Kellerman brings us an inspiring post on ditching your weight loss program and embracing life…. I have to be blunt here — I get so pissed off when springtime comes around and all the weight loss products, pills, extreme exercise programs, and infomercials take over the media. Why? Because I fell for [...]

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3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Eating

Guest blogger Jessica Wyman brings us… 3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Eating (the Non-Detox, Non-Diet, Non-Cleanse Way) You know it’s spring when you see the first yellow daffodils brightening your day, hear birds chirping outside your open kitchen window and of course everyone you know is doing a spring detox or cleanse. It’s time [...]

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Diamonds & other symbols of an April Birthday

Those born in April have “a girl’s best friend”, Diamond, as their birthstone. Diamonds have long been a symbol of eternal love, clarity, abundance, power and luxury. Most popularly used as engagement rings, the first account of an engagement ring dates back to the 15th century.  Used by Royalty throughout history in Crown Jewels. Queen Victoria [...]

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Food Imitates Art

Guest blogger Jennifer, of Sterling Sweets, brings us a healthy & delicious potato chip recipe – Garlic and Rosemary Oven Roasted Sweet Potato Chips – I have a confession to make. I don’t wear jewelry very often. I spend so much time in the kitchen, I rarely get a chance to wear it, but that doesn’t stop [...]

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