Hold a stone. Feel its coolness, its warmth, texture, airiness or density. The properties of the molecules composing the stone can synergize with your biorhythm. A sense of calmness, a cleansing energy channeling into your body at the point of contact with the stone, can permeate your being. This experience is possible for anyone open to it. How do I know?
At three or four years old, I remember sifting through pebbles cushioning our slide at preschool to find a perfectly smooth circle, oval or egg shaped stone that fit perfectly in my hand. The bliss of holding that treasure took root.
At Duke University, when I was studying and writing research papers that required productive focus, an Amethyst stone that ergonomically fit in my hand brought me the clarity to efficiently communicate and absorb information.
Wearing gems as jewelry keeps the power of these stones close to heart.
As I source my materials, I’m drawn to the qualities of beauty and energy that have captivated people since our most ancient civilizations. Some inspiring examples of ancient gemstone jewelry are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
The world exists with its earthly composition offering up long revered treasures which today I use in my pieces: Agate, Amethyst, Carnelian, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz and more flow through my collections so that their positive properties can illuminate the wearer in her own personal way.
History and meaning make ADJ pieces so valuable and significant. A useful resource I recommend is The Book of Stones, Who they are and What they Teach by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian.
Here are some of the qualities that over time have been derived from the stones used in Amy Delson Jewelry:
Stabilizing, strengthening and grounding
Protects, purifies, aids understanding
Courageousness, confidence and action
Emotional and spiritual healing and alignment
Grounding, focus and cohesiveness of thought
Intuition, understanding, freedom
Strength, vitality, stability and healing
Balance, calm energy, tranquility
Transformation, self-worth, protection
Inner vision, truthful communication and royal virtues
Protection, health, leadership and creativity
Inner growth, calmness, love
Inner strength, willpower, discipline and reason
Persistence, confidence, action and creativity
Amplification, programmability, cleansing and memory
Fairness, balance, strength, practicality
Expansion of spirit and communication bringing wholeness