Win a $25 Gift Voucher!

Subscribe! 1 winner/month

Socialize with Us!

Socialize with Us! Google Plus Follow us on Twitter

Share this Page

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Shop!

Buy our Beads on Etsy

 

Bead of the Week

quartz and silver 2This is a beautiful, clear, natural Quartz crystal and silver pendant to use as a necklace or for crystal healing and insights (or both!). Approx. 35 mm long including bale (or approx. 1 1/2") and approx. 15 mm. (a bit over 1/2") wide. Exclusively for our friends and fans, please remember you can use code 14123 for a 20% discount on this or anything else in the shop!

 

Search This Site

 

mermaid necklaceHave you ever thought about telling people a little something about the gemstones you use to make the jewelry they buy from you? What wonderful stories are behind so many of our natural gemstones, beads and crystals. Here’s a bit about aquamarine, just to give you an idea.

Early sailors carved aquamarine into small amulets of the god Neptune, and believed this would protect them from seasickness, nightmares, and drowning. This beautiful gemstone is also associated to other legends involving water. It’s no wonder, as the word aquamarine literally means “ocean water”.  Ancient sailors believed that the fish-like lower portion of mermaids’ bodies were made of aquamarine. The stone was also submerged in water for medicinal purposes. This water was believed to be endowed with power from the stone, and have the medicinal use of reversing poison, and healing ailments of the heart, liver, stomach, mouth and throat.

When aquamarine is given to someone, it is said to represent safety and security. Included here are a few examples of Etsy artisan favorites who use aquamarine in a most magical way. Check them out for inspiration (or buying, if you happen to fall in love)...

To the right is an Aquamarine Mermaid Beaded Necklace of wire-wrapped jewelry and healing crystals, by Majestic Queen.

bimoniarubyOn the left is an exquisite 18/24 ct gold necklace from Bimonia, with Mexican Fire Opals, Ethiopian Opal and Aquamarines. 

And to below is another one of my favorite designs, an Aquamarine, Ruby, and Apatite Necklace with 22k gold-filled beads - from Moontree Boutique.

Come back next week for more tips, stories, learning opportunities and inspiration!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

 

 

 

 

Copyright © 2017 The Bead Collection. All Rights Reserved.