Many of the items in our boutique are handmade and made with natural stones. We want to share these stones with you and a description of how they can support you. These ancient stones from mother earth are available to you in our stone collection.
Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. It is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe. Turquoise is a symbol of friendship and stimulates romantic love. Turquoise is a purification stone; it dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences.
Protection, healing, and calming. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. Energetically, it is considered to give strength in both battles and physically.
Jasper, solid and earthy in form has a gentle warmth that seems to resonate from the soil itself. It comes in many colors form a deep green of an oak tree to an orange seemingly from the desert sands at sunset. Jasper’s energy is almost primal in the way it echoes with each of us, its strength is slow and steady, like the growing of trees. Jasper enables us to be present in the now, to really feel grounded which in turn helps to keep our feet firmly on the floor. Jasper encourages time to reflect, be at one with nature and really see what is right in front of us. They are nurturers; bringing grounding and stability, making you feel comfortable and secure which enables us to connect better to all living things. Jasper has a strong association with the Earth’s energy, it is the spirit stone of courage and wisdom whilst bringing strength to those who utilize it.
Howlite is predominantly a calming stone. It will aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, eases insomnia, dreaming, dream retention and stress relief. Physically, it calms the whole body and releases muscle tension. It eliminates pain brought about by stress.
Stimulates wisdom and good judgment in the practical world. Lapis Lazuli is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory.
Lava Rock is easily the oldest and most abundant stone in the world. It literally comes from the core of the earth -fiery brimstone that bubbles to the surface and cools. Once the stone is cool, it becomes porous and black.
Lava stones carry energetic qualities and have been used for their healing properties.
Emotional- Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
Spiritual- Lava stones are fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. This is because of the strong connection to the earth and its creation within the center of Earth. In folk remedies, it was also given to soldiers to help them remain calm during battle.
Amazonite tempers aggression tames the irrational and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance.
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity. Amazonite soothes the chakras and aligns the physical body with the etheric. It is particularly rejuvenating to the Heart and Throat Chakras. Amazonite assists in communicating one’s true thoughts and feelings without over-emotionalism. It also enables one to see a problem from another’s point of view in order to affect peace. As a support stone, Amazonite aids in overcoming loneliness, and has been credited with making married life happier
Pearls help to bring centering, calming reflection, as well as attune the wearer to the ebb and flow of life. They give purity, promote faith, charity and integrity. Due to its watery and lunar elements, they have a balancing effect on emotions. Spiritually, pearl soothes and heals the negativity and struggles in your life by surrounding negative energy with Light.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Choose different stones, patterns, and colors to pair with your favorite outfits.
Since each natural stone is unique (just like you ❤️), colors and shape will vary slightly from earring to earring, making this beautiful handmade item truly one of a kind.
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Photos and gemstone descriptions courtesy of Egret Jewelry.
Here at West Coast Cowgirl we pride ourselves in the diversity and variety of our Western-inspired jewelry selections. And while not every traditional monthly birthstone is a frequent visitor to our inventory, one stand-out monthly spotlight certainly is: The pearl! Pearls are the classic, time-honored "birthstone" for people born during the month of June, and they happen to also be a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2017's jewelry designs. We wanted to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on the lustrous, elegant, classic beauty of pearl jewelry, and to recommend some of our favorite pieces for new additions to your wardrobe OR for gifts to the June-born people in your life!
Our Remy Pearl Choker was featured in a previous blog post about Spring 2017 jewelry trends, and it remains a favorite here at West Coast Cowgirl. This stunning, chic necklace is offered in the highly desirable choker style, with a Boho design that utilizes saddle leather strands with freshwater pearls and ornate knotted details. It's a versatile accessory that is perfect for summer days and getaways, and it is a lovely choice for a jewelry lover whose birthday is in June!
Another popular accessory for the warm summer months is a stylish headband. Our Zoey Headband features bead and pearl embellishments over a dark, elastic band, making it an eye-catching blend of jewelry and function. Whether you wear it in a Boho style across your forehead, or go for a more classic look by wearing it in your hair, this charming headband won't slide around while it glistens and sparkles in the sunlight!
If you, or the recipient on your shopping lists, favor a vintage look, West Coast Cowgirl's Baby Doll Choker is a remarkable blend of the timeless aesthetic of delicate floral chokers blended with the summery, understated beauty of a pearl charm. The cameo design further enhances the vintage appeal of this piece, and its soft, romantic look makes it a perfect choice for a dressy event or a formal affair.
Our Expecting to Fly necklace in the Color choice Pearl is a stunning, earthy example of Western charm for any wardrobe. Featuring a 2" pendant feather embellished with a pearl set (or turquoise, if you prefer), this necklace has an 18" chain, making it ideal for layering with other pieces. The whimsical, airy design makes it a natural choice for the summer months, and the subtle, playful pearl setting can be combined with other pearl accessories with ease.
According to an old Greek Legend, pearls are hardened tears of joy from the goddess Aphrodite. Aphrodite was believed to be the goddess of love, and so pearls have long been associated with romance, weddings, and happiness. There is another old superstition that states that pearls, when worn, help to calm a restless mind and control anger, while promoting creative inspiration! Without a doubt, there is a host of lore and beliefs surrounding traditional monthly birthstones, but no one can contest that pearls are a beautiful, timeless addition to any jewelry collection. At West Coast Cowgirl we hope that our suggestions find you happy, healthy, and excited for the summer months!