In honor of the upcoming New Year ahead of us, and all the love that we have for you and your support, we decided to do our first LS GIVEAWAY!!!
We want to challenge each of you to take a moment out of your busy and demanding schedules to pause and reflect. Post a photo of your FAVORITE LS piece/picture to your Instagram with these three things in the caption:
Below is a guide to understanding the gemstones & crystals we choose to work with and what they mean to you and yours.
Zodiac Birthstones are aligned with your zodiac sign, several signs have more than one gemstone linked to them, each sign is unique and different. Your birthstone is not only beautiful, but also has healing attributes. Wearing your stone can bring you peace and balance. It offers protection and positive energy and will draw good fortune and healing your way. The power of your stone will resonate, enhancing your natural talents and adding positive energy to every area of your life.
Aries – (March 21 – April 20) Birthstone/Diamond
Taurus – (April 21 – May 21) Birthstone/Sapphire-Amber-Emerald-Azurite
Gemini – (May 22 – June 21) Birthstone/Agate-Chrysoprase-Citrine-Moonstone-Pearl
Cancer – (June 22 – July 22) Birthstone/Emerald-Moonstone-Pearl-Ruby
Leo – (July 23 – August 23) Birthstone/Onyx-Carnelian-Sardonyx-Tourmaline
Virgo – (August 24 – September 22) Birthstone/Carnelian-Jade-Jasper-Sapphire
Libra – (September 23 – October 23) Birthstone/Peridot-Lapis Lazuli-Opal
Scorpio – (October 24 – November 22) Birthstone/Beryl-Apache Tear-Aquamarine-Topaz
Sagittarius – (November 23 – December 21) Birthstone/Topaz-Amethyst-Ruby-Sapphire-Turquoise
Capricorn – (December 22 – January 20) – Birthstone/Ruby-Agate-Garnet-Black Onyx
Aquarius – (January 21 – February 18) – Birthstone/Garnet-Amethyst-Moss Agate-Opal
Pisces – (February 19 – March 20) – Birthstone/Amethyst-Aquamarine-Rock Crystal
We consciously use gems and crystals in our work, hoping they bring light, love and happiness your way. Here is a list of the stones we currently work with and their healing properties.
* Diamond: Diamond is a powerful love stone. It bonds relationships and enhances love. It generates longevity and honesty of relationships, and engenders trust between two partners. It increases harmony, not only in romantic relationships, but in all areas. This stone enhances mental clarity and increases concentration. It is used to decrease pride, and increase imagination. Diamond energy is used to amplify thoughts and bring purity of thought. It also increases memory for details.
* Sapphire: Sapphire is used to bring joy, peace, and beauty through meditation into this plane. It can bring fulfillment of dreams and prosperity. It is beneficial for mental clarity. It lessens confusion and shows the way to hope. It can bring this hope into life where there was hopelessness. This relieves depression and can ease anxieties, as often we tend to make more of the negative of a situation and forget the positive. Seeing a situation clearly brings relief from these negative, muddy thought patterns. Sapphire also can improve communication by bringing this clarity.
*Moonstone: Moonstone is said in crystal healing to help calm responses and stress, and avoid overreaction. It brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one's life. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress. It is also associated with love of all kinds.
*Emerald: Emerald is a classic stone of love and romance, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss with unconditional love. It is also said to be a stone that brings balance within relationships, as well as friendship. In the event of heartbreak, emerald is used to heal the heartbreak and put one back on the path to love.
*Tourmaline: Tourmaline is a stone that can increase flexibility, happiness, hope, objectivity, compassion and serenity. It also enhances tolerance and understanding. Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love.
*Opal: Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects, life and Spirit. Its own spirit is at times like that of a child spontaneously playing, dashing color wherever it pleases. Carrying this imaginative spontaneity into the realm of you life can bring strong creativity. Opal is also known as a water stone; like water flows over bumps and rocks in it's path wearing opal is said to help you flow with the natural rhythm and "rocks" in life's path.
*Aquamarine: Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude that can bring great power. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response. It brings inner peace, hope and self-love, gives shielding for the aura, and is said to bring angels for their guidance and protection. As such, it is an excellent crystal for meditation. Aquamarine is used metaphysically to dispel anger and fear.
*Citrine: Since citrine brings self-confidence as well as positive energy, it can also help eliminate fears of being judged or of others' ideas. It is also used to dissipate fear of being alone or unworthy of love. Citrine is a happy stone. It can bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. It exudes good fortune and good luck.
Take this guide and go explore the gems of the world! Remember, it’s all written in the stars.
What You’ll Need:
Step 1: Melt wax using a double boiler until the temperature reaches 160-180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2. Glue the wick to the bottom of the mason jar, using hot glue, glue dots or tacky wax. This will hold the wick in place.
Step 3. Remove wax from heat and allow wax to cool to 125 degrees. Once the wax has cooled, add scent. I used a couple drops of lavender essential oil. Then, stir lavender pieces into the wax to add texture and a touch of color.
Step 4. Once you’ve mixed your wax and fragrance, pour wax into your mason jar of choice. In order to help prevent your wick from shifting while the wax cools, you will need to position the wick in the center of the jar. Place popsicle sticks on both sides of the wick to keep the wick in place.
Step 5. Allow wax to harden overnight then trim wick to a 1/4 inch.
Voila! You’ve created your very own eco-friendly lavender soy candle. I like to attach a handwritten note card and match box via twine wrapped around the rim of the jar. It adds a personal touch!
Happy gifting :)
Ever see those girls who seem to wear their layers or stacked rings so effortlessly? And wonder how it all just comes together so perfectly? I wholeheartedly believe jewelry truly illuminates your personal style. Anyone can pick up an outfit or certain top, but it really individualizes your unique style to accessorize and load up on your jewelry.
Here are some quick tips of the trade to make the most out of your jewels!
#1 Length Matters: If you’re looking to sparkle up a casual outfit you can do so by layering different length necklaces. We’ve made it easy for you by making each of our necklaces with an adjustable chain length (either 16”-18” or 14”-16”). Let one necklace grace your collarbone, another about an inch further and let the longest necklace fall just below. Feel free to combine different colors and styles as well. It shows creativity!
#2 Mix & Match Gemstones: You can easily add edge to any look, by mixing gemstones together. Wear a simple diamond necklace (or topaz or sapphire! Anything with a muted or white color will work) and layer with another gemstone; emerald, ruby, onyx, moonstone, labradorite…etc. Don’t be afraid to mix things up! In this case, more IS more.
#3 Dainty Layers: Mixing multiple delicate necklaces around your neck is fun and flirty. Let them intertwine and sit just below your collarbone. Place each pendant about an inch from one another so each one gets to shine. Layering our drips is also an easy go-to, and always guaranteed for endless compliments.
#1 The “Power Stack”: Layering multiple rings on one finger (we like the index finger) is a powerful and easy move. Layer a gemstone ring, with a few simple diamond bezel rings and a solid band just to name a few! Make sure to keep the layering just below the knuckle. After all, functionality is always key. You can also never go wrong (with our personal favorite) layering signet and thick gold band rings... Stack ‘em up!
#2 Mix Metals: How do you choose between color golds? You don’t...you choose all! Mixing metals is an effortlessly cool way to show off all your jewels. We love to mix gold with rose gold for a shimmery sun-kissed looked.
#3 Keep it Thin: Spread the love to four of your fingers and place a thin ring around each digit. Keep the type of metal consistent. Whether you choose yellow, white or rose gold you are sure to show your edgy side with this multi-ring look.
Can you believe it is already the end of the year? December snuck up way too fast on us! I’m still stuffed from all the turkey, pumpkin pie and copious amounts of wine that comes along with Thanksgiving, only to get geared up for the next round of holidays! I hope each of you enjoyed time with your family and friends :).
The holiday’s always give us a friendly reminder to be thankful for the amazing people that surround us. I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for all your support these past few years. Without you, I would not be able to dedicate my life to what I love best, creating.
As we gear up for the gift giving season, the stress of trying to find the perfect present for all of those wonderful people in your life is in full effect. We call these people in our lives ‘our gems’; our beautiful friends and family who deserve the world and the pretty things that live in it. My gems differ in style and personality, but they all share a love for diamonds… and lets be real, who doesn’t?
As a gift guide, we’ve picked a few pieces that would be perfect for the gems in YOUR life. I have curated these pieces just for those people that deserve a little sparkle in their lives. Whether they are going through a breakup, just got a new awesome job, or you just want to show some love, they deserve the best!
We hope that you and yours...friends near and far, have an amazing holiday season. Get all of your gems together and toast to a season of joy and sparkle!
Below is our gift guide for you and yours. #mygems
What are you gifting?
Your Bestie: Because you are lucky to have her in your life
She is always down for a good time.
Your Mom: Your Rock. Always there when you need her.
She knows you better than you know yourself.
Your Girlfriend: She’s perfect in every way
You love her to the moon and back
**SHOP OUR FULL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE HERE **