The Élodie Ring
Silver and Moonstone
Handmade in Rajasthan, India
Size 14 (54)
In India, the moonstone has always been a sacred stone, with a particularly special significance for lovers. It was believed that placing Moonstone in your mouth during a full moon would allow you to see your future. It is a stone of mystery and has often been associated with femininity because of its ability to enhance the intuitive side of the mind. When employed by females it initiates Kundalini energy and promotes clairvoyance. When employed by males it stimulates the right side of the brain, encouraging nonlinear thinking and emotional balance. In both cases, it helps to activate the Third Eye and Crown Chakras. Moonstone is the stone of new beginnings, it is strongly connected to the moon and to intuition, reminding us that everything is part of a cycle of change. To maximize its effectiveness you should keep it under your pillow and use the messages of Dreamtime to restore mental balance, as the moonstone opens the mind to sudden and irrational impulses.
Take note that ultrasonic and steam cleaners cannot be used for Moonstone. What you may use though is warm soapy water for cleaning: soak your jewels for 2 to 5 minutes, then gently dry with a soft cloth.
The Ashok Collection
Jewelry making is an evolving art form, and the beauty of Indian charms lies in the uniqueness of their design and the workmanship involved in creating the intricate pieces. There are items to adorn almost every part of the body, from the hair to the toe, and also for fulfilling religious needs. Not only are human beings are decorated with jewelry, but some pieces are specially crafted for Gods, Goddesses, and even for ceremonial animals such as elephants, cows, and horses. The art of jewelry has been patronized by the royal class of India since ancient times when the right to own the most magnificent jewels even led to battles. The availability of such a wide variety of jewelry is mainly down to the regional differences in design, which include the different tastes of local people and their lifestyles. For instance, silver ornaments are especially popular in the states of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, where traditionally nomadic groups wear bright and weighty ornaments embossed with coins, shells, beads, and metallic mesh which make them distinguishable at first glance. Rajasthani silverware is popular all over the world and original jewels are often decorated with colorful beads as well as tinkling bells that bear a distinctive oxidized appearance. This area remains a global center of silver craftsmanship and hand-cutting of gems, precious stones, semi-precious stones together with the jewels that are made from them. Princesse Décadente brings you the Ashok Collection from Rajasthan – class, royalty, and history all rolled into one.