The Colette Earrings
Silver and Green Tourmaline
Handmade in Rajasthan, India
Tourmalines, in general, are excellent tools for energizing and balancing the Chakras. This green stone opens the Heart Chakra, allowing it to perceive what the Third Eye visualizes. It teaches compassion, attracts success, and is a must-have for an herbalist or anyone who works with plants. Green tourmaline is a popular metaphysical stone whose physical, mental, and spiritual properties vary greatly. Mentally, it is believed to promote creativity and motivation to follow through on one’s ideas. It also aids the ability to overcome emotional instability or resentment towards male figures, making it an important stone for those who need to make amends with a man in their present or past. It is often called the “growth crystal” and as such it helps personal growth, causing plants to flourish. Physically, green tourmaline reinvigorates the senses, particularly that of smell, and is supposed to help reduce the effects of allergies or sinuses. Because of its ability to boost creativity and motivation, this gemstone is also popular for healing chronic fatigue and calming the mind, helping those struggling with insomnia.
When cleaning your Tourmaline stone, the best method is to clean it with a soft cloth. Ammonia or ultrasonic cleaners are not recommended because their pores can absorb the chemicals in the soap or in the cleaning materials.
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 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.