The necklace featured below is a custom made sample product received for review purposes. I was contacted by Anjolee and asked if I wanted to review their products and website. The thoughts and opinions in this post are my own. Thanks to Anjolee Jewelry! ♥
Anjolee offers high quality, customizable diamond and fine gemstone jewelry. The California-based company was founded in 1977, and is highly regarded for their customer service. Check out their site for more information. What really sold me on this collaboration was the plethora of information provided on the Anjolee website. It really means a lot to me when a company, especially one dealing in high-end goods like diamonds, is upfront about their manufacturing process and source materials. I didn’t have to hunt for the details I wanted. Anjolee conforms to the 2003 Kimberly act, ensuring their diamonds are obtained through legitimate channels.
I received a sterling silver CZ and amethyst tennis necklace. The necklace is bright but still delicate and understated, and appropriate for everyday wear (though I think I’ll probably save it for date nights). It will pair well with some of the plainer silver pieces I already own. Amethyst is one of my favorite gemstones, so I really liked that I had it as an option. Many of their statement pieces allow for the choice of a gemstone instead of a diamond. The amethyst and the CZ’s provide a subtle pop of color and a bit of sparkle to a mostly matte dark wardrobe, so I think I’ll probably get a lot of wear out of this piece.
When it comes to fine jewelry and diamonds, I think I will always prefer vintage, but it was a pleasure working with this company. If you are in the market for a new, custom jewelry piece, I recommend checking out Anjolee.
I was looking back on older GF posts and was surprised that I have yet to feature amethyst! It’s one of my personal favorites, and aside from opal (my birthstone), is the one crystal I’ve ever felt any true resonance with. While I have always enjoyed having rose quartz in my living space, amethyst serves more than an aesthetic purpose, at least when it comes down to my own experience. Gemstone healing is an incredibly personal process, and I think a large part of it comes simply from personal affirmation and association. Our senses, and how they connect to our own experiences and memory, play such an important role in any healing process.
Amethyst is a fairly common form of quartz crystal, and is a popular stone in healing and meditation practice. It pairs well with clear quartz. This stone is said to have the power to purify, protect, and heal, and has also been known to help with lucid dreaming and dream recall. For me, amethyst helps with anxiety, and opens my mind to creative practice. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I can no longer make art when feeling angry or panicked. While painting and drawing used to be my main (and often only) outlet for these kinds of negative feelings, I now need to feel mostly at peace for anything to flow through my fingers. Art is now the result of positive emotional change, rather than the cause of that change. It took me some time to realize that this had changed for me, and the process was a frustrating one. I am still getting used to it. My brain is far too often tied up in other things, but when I focus and find balance, paint and paste meet paper. It may simply be a matter of providing myself with structured time for both meditation and art making.
Amethyst is commonly used to/ ease anxiety, and provide balance and serenity
cope with grief and loss
aid in dream recall
astrological sign/ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo | chakra/ third eye, crown
for aromatherapy and meditation, pair with / to help ease anxiety: lavender, clary sage, or citrus oils
for vivid dreams or lucid dreaming: rose, clove, helichrysum, or sandalwood
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