The Valérie Ring
Silver and Labradorite
Handmade in Rajasthan, India
Size 17 (57)
The Valérie Ring
Labradorite is a special crystal to keep close by because it reminds you of the natural beauty of the cosmos. Discovered in the 18th century in the region of Labrador in Canada, it was believed by the native people to be connected to the Aurora Borealis and its spectacular flashes of light. Labradorite compels us to go outside, gaze up at the stars and open the mind to multiple levels of consciousness that go beyond our everyday reality and belief systems. This crystal’s healing properties are linked to the Third Eye Chakra, the energy field that ignites spiritual development. If you're looking to expand your mind, meditate with Labradorite to connect with higher realms of consciousness and parallel worlds of endless possibilities. This crystal allows one's innate magical powers to surface, provides ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe return to the present.
The best way to clean this stone is with warm water and mild soap. You could use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner, but we advise against it because labradorite can be fragile. Do not use jewelry cleaner. Any harsh chemicals should be avoided.
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.