- Ananda Koro
- Ananda Koro is a gemstone jewelry designer and avid enthusiast of metaphysics philosophy. Koro has studied Vedic gemology, Taoism, feng shui, qigong, Renaissance necromancy, tarot, astrology, and other arts for over 16 years. She now brings together her knowledge and spiritual beliefs with her love of fashion to design a statement jewelry collection artfully tailored for today's modish and urbane woman. Shop for hand-crafted Ananda Koro gemstone jewelry at Ety: http://www.etsy.com/shop/anandakoro
Saturday, May 21, 2011
NOUVEAU SHANGHAI: Black White and New Jade
Nouveau Shanghai is a six-tiered hand-beaded gemstone statement piece. 2 beautiful stones of New Jade, or serpentine give this black and white necklace a pop of color. Its namesake comes from the China-inspired New Jade. The black and white sparkle here is reminiscent of the sexy city lights and night life of Shanghai.
Serpentine (also known as New Jade) is a protection stone. It is said that after Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, the remainder of the forbidden fruit they had eaten turned to serpentine. Serpentine has been used for centuries as a strong protection amulet to help guard from dangers. In ancient folk medicine, serpentine was used to ward off snakes, and cure snake bites. Serpentine is fire-resistant, and Romans used it for protection from sorcery and dark arts.
This necklace drapes down elegantly in 6 tiers of gemstones, pearls, and crystals. The number invoked throughout the beading of the necklace is the number 6 or multiples of 6. There are 6 rondelle stones of snowflake obsidian. Snowflake obsidian, which comes from volcanic rock, is considered a protection stone, and resonates with the fire element. This gives the stones and the wearer energy, strength, and the vigor of fire. The Apache and Aztecs placed great importance on obsidian, and snowflake obsidian was often carried by shamans as a protection stone to ward off evil spirits. The snowflake obsidian supports and augments the protection powers of the serpentine.
There are 12 stones of black onyx. Black onyx is said to possess protective energies that ward off negativity. This augments the powers and metaphysical properties of the snowflake obsidian. Black onyx is a separating stone that extracts negative energies from you and releases it. This stone enhances self-control and self mastery; it is a grounding stone. Wear it as a talisman for independence, fearlessness, and for protection and strength in new ventures.
There are also 12 stunning, diamond-shape pieces of blue goldstone. Goldstone was first made during the European Renaissance, and is neither gold nor stone. It is made from tiny flecks of copper suspended in colored glass, a process originating from Italian monks who had been practicing alchemy. Blue goldstone is a stone for science and wisdom, and a powerful energy generator. Goldstone stimulates vitality.
Finally, the Nouveau Shanghai necklace is finished off with black glass fashion beads, synthetic pearls, and crystals, set in pods of 6 or multiples of 6. In Renaissance times, 6 was believed to be a perfect number. There are also associations between the number 6 and the passion of the Christ.
The Nouveau Shanghai six-tiered beaded gemstone statement necklace calls on the essence and romance of Shanghai. It is a sleek, modern necklace that will get you noticed! This summer, transform your tubetop day look into night with the dazzling Nouveau Shanghai statement gemstone necklace.