Jewelry purchasing is something I rarely do for myself. This is for two very good reasons. One is that I've lost almost every piece of jewelry I've ever owned regardless of size, price, who bought it for me, state of mind, etc. The other is that I'm simply not a jewelry kinda girl. I prefer to accessorize with a snarky sense of humor and a giant smile (and occasionally a good bag). With that being said - recently I've found myself being more drawn to jewelry and the search for interesting and unique pieces.
Personally, jewelry feels more special when either its bought for you by someone you love, or it has a special significance. Unfortunately I don’t have any family heirlooms, and so it has fallen on my shoulders to start my own little collection. I made my first foray into this venture with a giant gold watch from Michael Kors, which people routinely stop me on the street to ask where I bought it. I figured it may not be heirloom quality, but a big gold watch is so classic it will never go out of style.
But my next purchase brings me to the point of this edition of the Fromblog. While wandering around my neighborhood a few months ago I ended up discovering a jewelry store called Satya, which makes spiritually inspired jewelry that is both delicate and wearable. According to founders/designers Satya and Beth, "stones are chosen for their healing properties…and each piece is tagged so the wearer will know the healing properties of the stone and the meaning of the pendant". I'm such a sucker for anything claiming to bring more positive energy into my life (case in point my hamsa tattoo) and so of course I was immediately drawn to a 36" gold chain with a cluster of three symbols. Combined, the hamsa, lotus, and OM are said to offer protection against negative energies, create the opportunity for new beginnings, and bring peace and harmony to the wearer. All that and for only $128? I'm sold!!