Friday, April 30, 2010

The Magic Of Black Hematite

Hematite is a relatively common iron ore, occurring in thin, relatively brittle, crystals which are black or a dark gray. The individual crystals have a strong, metallic luster. It may also be less solid, almost earthy, and red in color. Although hematite is not considered to be a "precious gemstone" there are few stones that can surpass hematite in sheer beauty. Along with it's natural beauty, hematite is considered to have certain healing powers.

Hematite has been called a "stone for the mind", helping one to sort out troubling issues on one's mind. It can be helpful in the enhancement of mental grounding, memory , original thinking and technical knowledge. Although this stone stimulates mental capability , it also produces a calming influence. Dispelling self limiting concepts, it promotes the realization of one's full potential. This stone has been traditionally considered to have a beneficial effect on legal situations. It is also capable of helping the body to remain cool; placed on the forehead, it will draw out the heat from a fever. Hematite can be used in the treatment of leg cramps, anemia, nervous disorders and insomnia and is said to increase resistance to stress. It has been known to assist in spinal alignment and in the healing of fractures. Placing pieces of hematite on the base of the spine, on the area of misalignment and on the top of the spine is said to aid in adjustment of the vertebrae.

Although it was traditionally used in jewelry for mourning, it is today found in a variety of forms in fashion jewelry. At Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles we are currently offering this beautiful Genuine Hematite Stone Bib Necklace

and also this Sterling Silver Beaded Hematite LS Necklace

along with many other wonderful jewelry pieces of various styles and designs. Please stop by and see us at Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles for all of your jewelry and collectible needs.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Meaning Of The Celtic Triquetra

In Wiccan beliefs the Triquetra represents the threefold nature of the Goddess as virgin, mother and crone. It symbolizes life, death, and rebirth and the three forces of nature: earth, sea and sky. The inner three circles represent the female element and fertility. The triquetra is also considered to represent the triplicities of mind, body, and soul. The triquetra is used to represent the Power of Three shared by the Halliwell sisters on Charmed, as seen on the Book of Shadows.

In Christianity it represents the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and is used by the Celtic Christian Church. It is an ancient Celtic design and it has been popular for centuries as a symbol for the Circle of Life.

At Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles we offer many different styles of Celtic Jewelry including Triquetra necklaces and pendants, Claddagh necklaces, and rings.

Please stop by Enchanted Jewelry & Collectibles to see our Celtic jewelry along with our many other wonderful jewelry pieces and collectibles.

We look forward to seeing you soon...