New in on www.silviagattin.com: FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS “HELLO TO THE QUEEN” & the effect of precious stones

One highlight of Silvia’s new INDIA’S TREASURES collection are her friendship bracelets “Hello to the queen” (named after a delicious chocolate galore dessert).  They represent her love and travel memories of Goa, where she traveled to beginning of this year and found talented Indian artisans who work with precious stones and waxed cotton chords. Together they designed and handmade these breathtaking accessories. Each piece is unique and features a semi-precious stone, whose effects you can read here and – if you believe in it – will also unfold on you by wearing these magic accessory.

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GREY AGATE: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate – technically, chalcedony quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Agate was highly valued as a talisman in ancient times and has been used as a traveler’s amulet for centuries (we like that).  It is believed to bring good fortune, health, wealth and long life.  As well as quenching thirst and preventing fevers, Persian magicians used agate to divert storms and athletes to increase vitality.  It’s also said to bring self-confidence by banishing fear.  Some call its strange patterns ‘cosmic caterpillar tracks’.  Others swear that wearing these beads can heighten the spiritual consciousness and balance the body’s physical and mental states.

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ROSE QUARTZ:  Quartz is the most common mineral on the Earth’s crust and is a component of almost every rock type. Yet, quartz has more colors and forms than any other stone because of this very abundance.  The powerful atomic structure of this pyramid-shaped crystal gives it magical powers that are as apparent in today’s computers as they are in new age belief and folklore.

30MOONSTONE: Moonstone is translucent and softens the light shining through it to give a pearly moon-like glow.  This distinctive shimmering affect called adularescence, is caused by the way the stone reflects light.   Moonstone comes in colorless, white, grey, and subtle yellow or peach, but always has a blue or white sheen. Rainbow moonstone is colorless with a blue sheen and a rainbow-like array of colors – a very attractive semi-precious stone.
Moonstone is thought to grow stronger or weaker with the moons cycle.  During full-moon it’s a very powerful stone for the reconciling of love, and as the moon decreases, is said to allow person to foretell the future.  In India it’s sacred for lovers.  A feminine stone for the inner-child, female issues and nurturing – but also used by men who want to reach their female side and to understand dreams.  Moonstone brings confidence and calms the emotions, easing an understanding of spirituality, intuition, and clairvoyance.  Also known to protect against fever, dropsy, fluid-retention and urinary problems. Especially protective to seafarers who have been using it since ancient times.

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TIGER EYE: Tiger’s-eye is polished to show  its characteristic band of pearly luminescence, resulting from light reflecting off its thin parallel inclusions in the quartz.  Colors range from a rich golden yellow to dark brown. Tiger’s-Eye is good for those worried about health as it’s said to guard against hypochondria.  It builds will-power and inner-strength, and has traditionally been used to heal wounds, eyes, and the lower legs and feet.  It’s also said to bring spiritual well-being and psychic protection – as well as attracting beauty and abundance.

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