*19*GEMSTONE JEWELRY/INTRODUCTION/RAMONA MOORE
This photograph was taken at The Herb Shop, in Grant's Pass, Oregon, in 2014.
I had the pleasure of creating many necklace and earring sets for the owner for purchase by our customers. I am the taller, Carly was also an employee. I am still working on Saturdays.
*Man's fascination with shiny or dull, clear or opaque rocks and minerals, has been an ongoing process of discovery, as we adorn and acquaint ourselves with the elements of this planet.
It is the belief of many people in history, and even now,
that stones contain an energy field that affects our bodies...
whether we believe this is true, is based on personal experience...
It is my experience that 'feeling is believing'....
At first, I could only barely feel the energy coming from the point of a crystal,
because I was barely aware of my own energetic field.
As I began to discover the energy that flowed from my hands,
I began to sense the energy coming from stones, trees,
and even cloud formations.
It was as though a whole new world had opened up for me.
I wanted to share it with others.
I wanted to keep discovering this planet's many energy fields.
Interestingly enough, I kept coming back to stones...
on walks, gathering the ones that stood out in my mind's eye..
sometimes feeling a change of energy when I held them,
other times I felt nothing, depending on the particular stone,
and my frame of mind.
My jewelry creations actually began with the process of re-purposing
beaded jewelry and pendants.
I have gone through stages of creating these pieces with almost no metal, to an equal ratio of metal beads to stone beads, to almost no metals, except for the clasps, and all the stages in between.
This unfolding experience of discovering the inherent properties of the stones and how they affect our bodies and minds has been a great joy that I have shared with so many people.
Many of the stones I use are rare, or are no longer mined, making them more valuable when that mine is permanently closed. Some stones are no longer even available, or are not cut into the same shapes that they had been.
As with all things, changes are inevitable.
I offer what I call "spacers," short lengths of small glass beads that have a small lobster clasp on each end, that can attach to necklaces with an existing lobster clasp and ring. I can provide whatever length spacer is required to change a choker length necklace into a longer length, to accommodate a different neckline of a dress.
The metaphysical properties of gemstones, and many other stones, aid in the process of achieving and maintaining the delicate balance of mind, body, and spirit.
I hope I have sparked an interest for you, in our stone friends that I have had hours of enjoyment getting to know in depth.
I welcome any inquiries about the stones and necklaces.