For more than 60,000 years, humans have been creating jewellery. The very earliest was carved from Mammoth tusks or fashioned from amber. Always valued for its beauty, jewellery became so precious it was often buried with its owner for use in the afterlife.
As civilizations became more sophisticated, combinations of stones, crystals and pearls, beads made from gold or silver and threaded with wire were worn as bracelets, earrings, necklaces, torques, diadems, rings and anklets.
In many cultures, stones and crystals were considered to have magical or healing qualities. Ancient Egyptians used topaz and peridots to ward off illness and nightmares; Sumerians used crystals in magical formulas, while the Ancient Greeks used hematite as a protection against injury.
In many cultures, jade was considered to have healing qualities, while rubies were believed to protect both the physical and mental health of the wearer.
Even today, jet is worn in mourning, while garnets are used as talismans in times of war.
Although Victorian scientists denounced their healing properties, the emergence of “New Age” culture has seen people once again turn to gemstones as a method of healing. Today, wearing stones or crystals for protection is mainstream and they are often used in combination with traditional medical practices.
At Stones That Rock, we have been producing beautiful jewellery, crafted from crystals, pearls and semi-precious stones since 2011. Our regular capsule collections offer both modern and classic pieces, which can be combined to create an entirely unique look, reflective of the individual.
Just released, our latest Hattie, Luna and Maddie bracelet sets, consisting of three and five strand bracelets, embrace a variety of stones and pearls, with one bracelet in each set containing a silver Double Happiness charm.
Choosing pieces based on your birthstone or for their healing or protective qualities can add a very special element to your daily choice of jewellery. Symbolic, meaningful, personal or representative, at Stones That Rock we believe imagination is the key to creating a look that is all about you.