Yes. I make natural stone jewelry, and if I use a stone in my jewelry it is made from real stones. That includes Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine, and all of my other stone jewelry unless otherwise noted.
I do offer some Swarovski Crystal jewelry, but I make relatively little of that jewelry and primarily focus on creating natural stone jewelry.
Whenever possible, I also use stones and crystals exactly as they formed in the Earth. That means that I don’t use man-made crystals, heat treated crystals, or dyed stones. There are a few exceptions, but not in this Collection, and I am phasing out my designs with altered stones and crystals as my existing stock is used.
Rhodochrosite has a lot of symbolic meanings and metaphysical properties. It’s thought to inspire passion. Rhodochrosite is also a stone symbolizing courage and fortitude, making it a fantastic stone for people who are trying to encourage resilience in their own lives.
Not to mention that these meanings make perfect sense as Colorado’s state mineral. The people who settled here were passionate, courageous, and showed immense fortitude in building the first settlements, seeking their fortunes in the gold and silver mines of the state, and creating a society here.
Aquamarine has always been tightly tied to oceans and the sea, which might make it an interesting choice of state Gem for Colorado since we have a landlocked state. However, the other meanings of Aquamarine make a lot more sense for Colorado.
For one thing, Aquamarine is a protective stone. It used to be carried or worn by sailors and soldiers both, since it was thought to bring them luck and protect them from danger during their jobs. Mining and ranching, two of Colorado’s most important historical industries, might not be sailing or fighting, but they are still dangerous jobs worthy of protection.
Aquamarine is also thought to be a stone of friendship, helping bind people closer together.
Lastly, Aquamarine stones were connected to seeing the future or having better insight during the middle ages. If you’re looking for more insight, or to tap into inner wisdoms, Aquamarine might be a good stone for you!
Yes. All of my natural stone jewelry is made here in the United States. Not only is it made in the USA, I also make all of my handmade jewelry myself. It’s not just handmade, but artisan crafted.
I am proud to be a Colorado artisan and small business owner.
Yes. All of my handmade natural stone jewelry, including my Colorado Collection jewelry is made with hypoallergenic and nickel free materials.
If you want to read more about why hypoallergenic and nickel free materials matter, check out my Hypoallergenic And Nickel Free Jewelry Information.
Any of my natural stone jewelry made with either Aquamarine or Rhodochrosite crystals is included in my Colorado Collection. So some of my Pride, Chakra, and Aromatherapy jewelry is included because it contains either the Colorado State Gem or Mineral.
Yes. One of my goals for all of my natural stone jewelry is to create jewelry you can wear every single day you want to. That means using stones that hold up well with regular use, as well as metals and findings that are long-lasting and durable.