The Lesley Bracelet with Raw Ruby and Emerald
Unpolished Silver, Raw Ruby, and Emerald Stones
Handmade in Jaipur, India
Ruby elevates your passion for life. It can motivate you to complete tasks and if you have been procrastinating then this stone gives you that necessary jumpstart to begin a project. Hold this stone to give your mind the idea that it is time to move forward and take action. It can strengthen and energize the Heart Chakra, opening blocked channels so that you have an improved ability to send and receive love, courage, confidence, strength, and success. If used on the Base Chakra, Ruby can act as an aphrodisiac and encourages you to get in touch with the needs of the physical body. It is an amplifier of energy, both positive and negative, so it should be used with care. This stone has a lot of yang energy and so can bring anger or negativity to the surface quicker than normal. It aligns you with higher consciousness and helps you to be aware of the spiritual and mystical experience that is the unity of the universe. Ruby teaches you to enjoy being in the physical world and to release the imprint of past emotional trauma or abuse.
Since Rubies are so hard and durable, they are easy to care for. They should be stored in a box, away from other pieces of jewelry so as not to scratch softer gemstones. When it is time to clean them you can use soapy water and a brush. It is important to rinse the stone thoroughly and dry it after cleaning it.
The Emerald is the most precious stone in the Beryl group; Shah Jahan, one of the moguls of India that built the Taj Mahal, loved these stones so much that he had sacred texts inscribed into them and used them as talismans. The ancient writings of Veda, the sacred text of Hinduism, testifies to Emerald as being the “gem of good luck” and the “gem that improves one’s wellbeing”. Its green shine is unmistakable as a symbol of love and good fortune. It can promote prosperity, growth, fidelity, and honesty - if for example, you use Emerald on the Heart Chakra, it will help you to get in touch with your innermost desires. It provides inspiration, helps those in need of balance, brings unity, and ensures physical, emotional & mental equilibrium. Traditionally, Emerald is used to protect from enchantment and the ploys of magicians by foretelling the future.
Do not clean an Emerald in ultrasonic cleaners, steam cleaners, or acetone. These may cause damage to the stone or the setting. It should never be exposed to high heat. Avoid using strong soaps, jewelry cleaner liquids, or other cleaners as most of these are not compatible with the oil treatment of emeralds.
UNPOLISHED is the first jewelry collection developed by Princesse Décadente, featuring a strong emphasis on unrefined silver, raw stones, and crystals. It’s a selection of bijoux celebrating understated luxury and high-end materials while providing sustainable and unique creations for the modern cosmopolitan woman.
UNPOLISHED is about a different approach – a collaborative space where Princesse Décadente and Indian artisans share their inspirations and tell stories through design; a territory dedicated to Mesdames et Mesdemoiselles who stretch beyond the conventional boundaries of accessories.
UNPOLISHED is ideal for ladies with a desire to not only stay fashionable but also to inspire and delight their friends and colleagues with their unique style.
Please note that all of Princesse Décadente’s goods are handmade using recycled, vintage and/or new eco-friendly, sustainable, organic material. We put hours of love and dedication into every piece we create, starting from hand-picking the fabric then washing & drying it to designing, drafting & cutting the pattern by sewing, stitching, ironing, and hammering. As with a lot of handcrafted or recycled materials, there are inherent markings that some may consider "flaws"; we find that it's these beautiful little "scars" that give each piece its own special character, imparting a uniqueness that we could not replicate with a machine-made object. We love the perfection of imperfection, so please keep this in mind if you are thinking of purchasing any of Princesse Décadente’s goods.