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.
As a part of our monthly focus on jewelry for each Zodiac Sign, we wanted to continue from on our previous post about gifts for Taurus individuals. West Coast Cowgirl is excited to move on to the next sign of the Zodiac: Gemini! People born during May 21 – June 21 are considered to be “The Twins” in Astrology – an intelligent, open-minded, curious bunch of individuals who enjoy a variety of creative pursuits! With this section of the “Wheel” of Zodiac signs approaching rapidly, we wanted to take the opportunity to suggest some jewelry items for people born during the time of Gemini. Whether you are a Gemini yourself, or you’re shopping for one of “The Twins” in your life, we hope that these suggestions will be a fun, new alternative to more traditional choices!
Each sign of the Zodiac “rules” numerous things, from a part of the body – the arms, in the case of Gemini – to different metals, flowers, gemstones, and colors. These specific items and themes are supposed to be extra lucky for “The Twins” when they wear/use them, which make them a fun gift selection for those born during these weeks in May and June!
One of the gemstones that are associated with Gemini is agate, a beautiful, earthy choice that lends well to a variety of styles. Our Angelina Multi-Layer Necklace features natural stones in a multistrand necklace design, with authentic agate stone beads included. The multi-layer design is reminiscence of the duality Gemini are known for, and the 60cm/70cm/80cm lengths make this piece extremely versatile in terms of wardrobe compatibility.
Given that Gemini rules the arms and the hands, West Coast Cowgirl’s extensive collection of bracelet options is a natural choice for these wonderful, energetic people! Our gorgeous Sundance Crystal Bracelet is a particularly fun choice, given that the antique design features bejeweled circles that are interconnected – much like the symbol for Gemini, themselves! With a toggle clasp and four color choices, this stunning bracelet is a subtle nod to “The Twins” area of the body, with an understated Western motif great for gift-giving.
Pearls are a huge trend for Spring 2017, with numerous runway shows featuring a plethora of pearl-focused jewelry and accessories. Pearls are also a precious “gemstone” associated with Gemini (not to mention being the primary birthstone for June babies!), which makes our assortment of pearl options an incredible selection for June-born Gemini jewelry lovers especially!
For example, our Mollys Flower Pearl Necklace an ideal pearl choice for the Gemini jewelry lovers in our lives! “The Twins” are a sign of duality, and Astrology tells us that these individuals often straddle the line between numerous things – tastes, interests, beliefs, styles, and so on. The innate duality of this necklace when purchased in the Black Flower color option is reminiscent of the two-sided aspect that Gemini is so well known for! It’s an ideal piece for any wardrobe, and can be worn up or down for both a casual or dressy aesthetic. The 64cm length makes it extremely flexible in terms of layering as well!
Another wonderful choice in terms of gorgeous pearl pieces is the Cloud Dancer Necklace that has become a favorite here at West Coast Cowgirl. This simple, chic necklace features adorable pearl embellishments and a stylish lariat style chain. The leaf branch connector is an understated nod to spring and summer, and it can be adjusted in length by pulling the tear drop pearl setting to the desired length.
The Zodiac sign of Gemini is associated with the bright, memorable color Yellow, which is a fantastic choice for any spring jewelry purchase. Its cheerful, energetic vibe is a winning compliment to the fun-going, exciting nature of “The Twins,” and our Tobinana Bracelet in the Lemon color combines both the association of yellow hues with Gemini’s rulership of the arms and hands. The feather charm is whimsical and fun, and conjures Air associations as well – the traditional element for Gemini people! This adorable bracelet is available in eight colors including Lemon, so if a yellow hue doesn’t fit with your wardrobe you can always select a different shade and still be incorporating the bracelet trend into your Gemini recipient’s collection!
Gemini are a creative, inspirational people according to Astrology, so it’s no wonder that their tastes are very varied and eccentric. However, we hope that our guide to jewelry choices for “The Twins” will help you in either adding to your own jewelry collection, or to choose a gift for the Gemini on your shopping list!