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.
One if the fastest growing trend for Summer 2017 is what designers and stylists have dubbed “Mineral Jewelry.” These pieces feature large, eye-catching examples of raw, earthy materials, such as a pendant made of agate or turquoise. West Coast Cowgirl’s assortment of jewelry choices that focus on these stunning, natural features make it an excellent blend for this style in particular. In fact, Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry is quickly dominating this trend because of its focus on these rugged but sophisticated styles. We hope that the following suggestions inspire you to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe, and that one of our Rodeo-worthy pieces might speak to you as the perfect addition to your jewelry collection!
Our Diego Necklace is a splendid example of the Mineral Jewelry trend, and a very popular piece of our collection. This exquisite piece features agate and turquoise beads which complement the large, statement-piece pendant of natural agate! The slice of agate varies in color, shape, and size, but the approximate measurement is 33.5” with the beaded necklace.
West Coast Cowgirl’s Outlaw Necklace is another great example of a jewelry choice that blends multiple trends together in one stunning, bold Summer 2017 style! Functioning both as a statement piece thanks to its large stones and eye-catching beadwork, the Outlaw Necklace’s turquoise resin stones also capture the charm of the Mineral Jewelry theme. With wood and silver-plated beads as well, this lovely necklace is chunky, earthy, and sure to be a favorite this summer!
Mineral Jewelry doesn’t need to be a bold, statement jewelry design to fit in with the trend. For example, our Savanna Necklace is an understated, delicate, feminine style that still utilizes this hot trend via a pop of color thanks to a turquoise center bead. Paired with delicate silver accents and a sophisticated chain necklace that’s 50-60cm long, this piece will compliment any outfit and wardrobe.
If necklaces aren’t your jewelry style of choice, may we recommend a bracelet alternative, such as our Pearls Dream Bracelet? The large turquoise stone beads are a great example of versatile Mineral Jewelry features, and the freshwater pearl accents add the pearl trend that’s been huge in 2017. With silver accents and a 17-19cm adjustable length this bracelet is a surefire way to be trendy and playful with your jewelry choices all summer long!
We hope that these selections have given you some ideas for how to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe! If you’re looking for additional ideas and inspirations a local gem and mineral show can be an excellent showcase of earthy, natural-stone jewelry and accessories. These styles combine beautifully with Western and Rodeo Chic looks, and will carry you through Summer 2017 into the fall season as well!
As summer 2017 heats up, one particular trend is increasingly on fire: Pendant necklaces that make a huge statement! This eye-catching style is no stranger to fans of Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry, but its place on the must-have shopping lists means that even more designers are producing these exquisite, memorable pieces. West Coast Cowgirl has you covered! Here’s a list of some of our favorite pendant necklaces that are ideal for any summer wardrobe. And, given that layering is another popular way to wear this style, now is the perfect time to pick up a few pieces that you love to pair together for a customized look!
Our Lilys Dream Catcher Necklace is a charming, wonderful piece full of Southwestern grace and Earthy appeal. Traditionally seen as a method of warding off negative energy and bad dreams, this gold or silver-tone necklace features delicate feathers along with its dream catcher design. With earthy-colored beads and a 65CM chain that’s fantastic for layering, this pendant necklace offers good Mojo and style in either stunning metallic hue!
Available in three stunning hues, our Lustrous Necklace offers an Earth, Forest, or Sky motif color choice, with multicolored rope strands and a gorgeous central pendant. The stone pendant is removal, making the 16” rope “chain” a lovely and subtle necklace choice, or Boho bracelet for a slender wrist. With silver-tone accents and inlaid gemstones corresponding with the blue, green, or brown theme of the piece, this stunning necklace is sure to be a favorite.
At West Coast Cowgirl we love our Rodeo Chic accessories, and our Jayesh Necklace is a remarkable blend of the pendant necklace trend and traditional Western style. This pendant, which is available in both antique gold and antique silver, features an eye-catching arrowhead pendant embellished with turquoise-colored sets. Turquoise beads adorn the Zinc Alloy 60CM chain, and the pendant itself is a bold, 2.67” size!
When it comes to layering pendant necklaces, our Cowgirl Love – Cross Necklace is a versatile, charming option that blends beautifully with other pieces. This subtle but stunning necklace has a turquoise resin pendant that is 1.2” in length, with two styles available for the pendant itself – Cornered Cross, or Square Cross, to be exact! The 21” length of the chain provides lots of room to work this piece into many different outfits, and it’s sure to be a popular choice this summer with the high demand for quality, timeless pendant necklace styles!
No matter which pendant necklace speaks to you, we hope our suggestions here at West Coast Cowgirl will leave you inspired and excited to experiment with this hot summer 2017 jewelry trend! Our superb catalog of pendant-style jewelry makes layering simple, but even just one of our eye-catching pieces is the perfect new addition to your summer wardrobe in these sunny, bright months!
Summer is one of the hottest seasons to splurge on fancy new earrings that compliment your warmer wardrobe options, and West Coast Cowgirl is the perfect place to find chic, trendy, must-have items that are the ideal icing to your ensemble!
One thing we love at West Coast Cowgirl is a fantastic Flash Sale! We strive to bring high-quality jewelry pieces, delivered straight to your home, at the best price possible, so an opportunity to offer an additional savings is simply something we can’t get enough of! Our latest Flash Sale focuses on our stellar Earring Collection! Purchases of $20 or more receive a 20% discount when you enter the code “Earrings” at checkout.
Geometric shapes and shape-inspired pieces are huge for jewelry styles this summer, and our Pegretta Earrings are a stunning combination of subtle geometric lines and eye-catching Western themes. Available in both Antique Gold and Antique Silver, featuring either a turquoise or coral resin stone, these 7CM dangling earrings are sure to be a big hit in 2017!
Another must-have trend for Summer 2017 jewelry selections is the Boho, timeless look of tassel earrings! Our Felta Tassel Earrings are available in Onyx, Chalk, Coffee, and Turquoise, and feature threaded fringe and antique silver detailing. These rustic, Western earrings are quintessential Rodeo Chic for this season, and they’re sure to be a wonderful complement to any wardrobe!
Feathered earrings rarely go out of style, but the Summer 2017 has them as one of the most in-demand, increasingly sought-out themes you can find! West Coast Cowgirl has numerous feathered earrings to choose from, but our Jayati Feather Earrings stand out as an elegant example of understated cream and indigo hues paired with silver filigree accents. These 5” earrings have five feathers each, giving them lots of fun, whimsical movement while you dance the night away!
Last but not least, another timeless, increasingly popular jewelry trend for this summer is pearl accessories, and our Britt Pearl Earrings are a charming, exquisite example of versatile pearl jewelry! Featuring hand knotted leather cording and cultured, freshwater pearls, these handmade earrings are sure to be a new staple in your jewelry wardrobe! Each pair of earrings may vary in pearl shape and leather color due to their authentic pearl beads and hand-woven leather cording!
For many Western Jewelry and style enthusiasts, a Rodeo is an ideal opportunity for them to showcase their love of this exceptional fashion trend while feeling excited to be a part of something akin to modern Cowboy entertainment! And while Western, Southwestern, Rodeo, and “Cowboy” style trends come and go as do all others, some key staples are perfect for incorporating into your wardrobe if you’re just starting to attend Rodeos as someone that loves this popular trend of jewelry, fashion, and lifestyle!
At West Coast Cowgirl, we are committed to providing high quality, incredibly stylish jewelry and accessories that are “Rodeo Chic” and ready-to-wear to events with a Cowboy/Cowgirl theme, Rodeos, and other Western-style parties, and we hope the following ideas and suggestions will have you excited about your upcoming events! Just grab a pair of jeans, a huge, silver belt buckle, and a fun, Western-style shirt and pair them with any of the following suggestions for a polished, “Rodeo Chic” look!
A Killer Cowgirl Hat
It’s no wonder that “Rodeo Chic” incorporates countless Cowgirl Hat designs, making these accessories a fun, highly personal, fundamental piece of any Rodeo outfit! A killer hat sets your tastes apart, and can quickly become a hallmark piece of your Rodeo wardrobe. Let your personality shine, and don’t be afraid to use bold colors and fabric choices! For example, our Cowgirl Pride Hat is available in Electric Blue and Pink in addition to the more traditional Black, Camel, and Coffee color choices. Similarly, our popular Coco Lady Felt Hat has a Red color option on top of black and khaki, and the felt material with the beaded brim is memorable and stylish. It’s no wonder that so many “Rodeo Chic” fans end up with a whole wardrobe of cowgirl hats, considering how fun and versatile they are!
The Fringe Effect
Without a doubt, “fringe” details are an integral part of Cowgirl fashion, and they are extremely fun and versatile for Rodeo events. A tiny amount goes a long way – consider pairing a garment or purse, such as our stunning Gabriel Handbag – with a simple base outfit, such as jeans and a white Western snap shirt, plus some fun Cowboy boots or hat. If your intended outfit or wardrobe is already completed and you want a more understated, jewelry piece to compliment your look, our Tawni Earrings incorporate the fringe theme without being over-saturated. These pebble stone earrings combine metal with dangling suede for an eye-catching, lovely design that softly moves when you walk, and they can be blended with other fringe elements as well without over-saturating your style!
Earthy Gemstone Details and Silver Styles
While Cowboy boots and hats are all the rage in Rodeo Chic fashion, there’s no question that jewelry choices featuring agate, turquoise, and other earthy, Southwestern-style gemstones are crucial to this fashion trend. Our Diego Necklace is the perfect example, featuring a bold style that combines agate and turquoise beads for a charming effect, with a large slice of natural agate for its eye-catching pendant! Alternatively, if you’d like a silver jewelry set that’s ideal for any “Rodeo Chic” outfit, our new arrival Acadia Choker Jewelry Set combines the super on-trend Choker necklace style with a pair of matching earrings. With rhinestone details and either periwinkle or cardinal stone accent colors, this set is sure to be a go-to favorite for our Rodeo-loving customers!
Traditionally, each Zodiac Sign has different birthstones attributed to them by Astrologers. Many jewelry enthusiasts are aware that each month of the year has a common gemstone attributed to it – for example, May has an association of emerald, followed by pearls in June. But beyond that, each sign of the Zodiac has additional gemstones tied to them – various myths and legends insist that people born under those Zodiac Signs will benefit from wearing these stones, gems, and precious metals. With May just around the corner, the month that composes the bulk of Taurus’ time in the spotlight, West Coast Cowgirl would love to focus on pieces of jewelry that could allegedly bring good luck, renewed health, and inspiration to people born under the sign of Taurus (April 21st – May 21st).
Turquoise is one of the most popular choices for Taurus associations, and its earthy, rich appearance conjures up images worthy of this noble Earth Sign. Taurus people are known to be practical, sensual, and stylish folk, and West Coast Cowgirl’s stunning Cowboy Song Lariat Necklace could be the perfect fit. Taurus is also believed to “rule the neck and throat,” according to Astrology, and this chic piece certainly draws attention to the neckline. The small turquoise bead is a subtle nod to Taurus associations, and the choker style of the necklace itself ties in perfectly with other Spring 2017 jewelry trends.
In addition to turquoise, agate is another gemstone that is often attributed to people born under the sign of “The Bull.” Our Diego Necklace is an ideal combination of these two powerful stones, and the intricate agate and turquoise beads give this a stunning look. Paired with a large pendant that is a slice of natural agate, this necklace is also a great way to incorporate the reoccurring trend of statement jewelry into your wardrobe.
If you prefer agate gemstones, or you’re looking to capture a specific, Boho vibe, West Coast Cowgirl’s Hoshi Tassel Necklace combines natural agate beads and a fun, western-worthy light brown tassel. It has an earthy, quiet sophistication, but a unique charm that makes it a versatile addition to both Bohemian and more traditional collections. Its approximate 31.5” length is ideal for layering!
West Coast Cowgirl’s inventory isn’t limited to necklaces, of course! We also have a stunning cuff bracelet that fits that hot trend exactly, while also offering Taurus connections via our turquoise color choice. Our Quidam Bracelet is a tri-embellished cuff that is silver plated and has a glorious western charm and appeal. It’s a bold, trendy look, and one that is certain to carry you through the 2017 seasons and become a staple in your wardrobe!
If gemstones aren’t your style, but you’d still love to give a nod towards Taurus in your jewelry choices, our Allegre Earring could be the ideal solution. Copper is a metal associated with our industrious, strong Bull members of the Zodiac, and these hammered plated silver and copper alloy earrings have a subtle but eye-catching charm. The combination of metals gives these pieces a quiet industrial edge, but the drop style is a classic, timeless design.
Whether you are buying for yourself or looking for gift ideas, West Coast Cowgirl has you covered! May means three weeks of Taurus birthdates, and our large stock of turquoise, agate, and copper pieces provide plenty of options to choose from!
If there is one iconic stone which speaks volumes towards what makes Western style jewelry a specific fashion, it is turquoise. From the way it pairs with silver remarkably well, to the historical connections with America’s old west, turquoise is a stone everyone can love and appreciate. There is also a lot more to this soothing, light blue stone that you may imagine.
When it comes to wearing jewelry, we choose what we are drawn to. Many are drawn the beauty of turquoise, especially those who enjoy the romance of the old west. This gemstone is found in drier climates, so the American west is one of the best known places to find it. Turquoise can also be found as far south as Mexico and Chile, and as far east as China, Tibet and Iran. Ornamental jewelry from all of these regions features turquoise with their own style, making for a wide range of beautiful and striking designs to choose from.
The colors of turquoise vary, from pale, sky-blue to a greenish-blue and many hues in between. As a natural stone, turquoise is also affected by its surroundings. Different minerals can be seen in stones, and some will even affect the color. These differences give each region where turquoise is mined, a unique look and feel to the stones. A piece of stunning, light blue turquoise with a mosaic of black or brown minerals blooming across the surface, needs no ‘improvement” to the wow factor. Mineral variations add to this vibrant stone, and can include copper, iron and zinc.
Turquoise has long been held as a stone of protection by different cultures. Some Native Americans even used turquoise in their arrows so they would fly straight and sure. Turquoise is the birthstone for those born in December; a piece of turquoise jewelry makes and ideal birthday, or holiday gift. An important tip to know about turquoise: this soft stone can fade by too much exposure to sunlight, perfumes and cosmetics. Use a soft chamois cloth to gently cleanse your turquoise, and store in a soft pouch or jewelry box when not wearing.
If you love Western Style jewelry like I do, I invite you to check out our products, West Coast Cowgirl, where you will find a wide variety of jewelry options, from classic motifs to more modern cowgirl bling. 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.