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.
Shop for natural stone jewelry here.
Photos and gemstone descriptions courtesy of Egret Jewelry.
Pearls have long been a favored fine gem among the upper classes and elite. Though not really a gemstone, these beauties of the sea speak of elegance and grace, and were once known as the Queen of Gems. A true, real pearl, farm grown or naturally cultivated still costs a tidy sum. Pearl-diving is strenuous, often dangerous work, and it takes up to a year or more for them form. Pearls have also been seen intimately connected with older women, with younger generations shying away from wearing them; many of us can remember Grandma’s pearl strand necklace.
But times change, and so does the illustrious pearl. Gone are the days of old-fashioned pearl jewelry, and in are a variety of pearly trends sure to excite anyone looking to dress up an outfit, no matter your age. Faux pearls are also more highly coveted, with today’s sophisticated manufacturing of man-made pearls making it hard to tell imitation from the real deal.
Western Style jewelry has also embraced the pearl. With many of the latest designs being reminiscent of the Victorian era, today’s pieces tie in the timelessness of days
gone by, with a bit of elegance and adventuresome spirit. This is not to say pearls with a western flair are stuffy or old fashioned. On the contrary, today’s jewelry accented with pearls work well with more modern materials and in combination with different styles. The end result is a bit of beautiful elegance which can subtly add to a casual outfit, or stunning statements which proudly shows off your own independent spirit.
At West Coast Cowgirl, we have some simple and intricate pearl accented jewelry sure to please. Our Umbra Necklace combines a bit of elegance with a whimsical flair in the
dangling double pearl pendant. Our Sunshine Heart earrings add a splash glitz highlighted by two faux pearls in each, perfect for a big night out when you want to make a splash yourself.
We have posted about Western Style chokers, which make a strong fashion statement themselves. Adding in a pearl accent can make for some enchanting designs. The
simplicity of our double leather My Lucky Charm choker is set off with a touch of class by the dangling pearl, one of the various charms you can select to go with this casual design.
Anyone who wants to turn heads with a bit of Victorian flair, or set off a Western-Steampunk ensemble, won’t go wrong with our Baby Doll Floral Choker. The faux pearls set against soft, grey velvet are timeless in their allure.
Western style jewelry accented with pearls brings a bit of elegance and simple beauty to whatever you wear. I invite you to check out our products at West Coast Cowgirl, where you can find a variety of jewelry at our website. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special someone or ready to treat yourself to something new, products are added regularly so be sure to check back often.