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Best Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gifts With Meaning Mother's Day will soon be here, and there is no one more special than a "mom", especially if she's yours.  The most traditional of gifts is taking mom out for Sunday brunch.  After years of meals she's put on the table, a day of deliciousness that requires she neither cook nor clean seems an obvious choice, but my bet is that you've done that number...

Are Rocks Alive?

Are Rocks Alive?  Yes, I would say that rocks are alive - that is to say, they react to temperature, they expand and contract, they can absorb moisture, and they can change states entirely, such as petrified wood that changes into stone given a hundred million years or so. All igneous rocks were once liquid. Further, a stone can react to an individual's body chemistry and change color. It can...

Rhodochrosite is back!

Beautiful Rhodochrosite   We were doing our spring cleaning in the studio and lo and behold, we discovered the last four pieces of these gorgeous, large rhodochrosite beauties, which had been missing for months!  The shape is a sort of softened heart, which is perfect for this heart chakra stone.  I only wish there had been more, but alas, that is the way it is with gemstones.  Gem shows are...

What is New Age?

The New Age Movement New Age refers to a broad umbrella of spiritual philosophies.  What all of these philosophies share is a belief in tolerance, an open-mindedness if you will, that allows for exploration of the spirit and the evolution of cultural consciousness.  It is called New Age, not because it is new, but rather, it refers to the end of the age of Pisces and the beginning of the age...

Where To Buy Chakra Jewelry

Where can I purchase chakra jewelry? Looking online for chakra jewelry sites such as www.chakrajewel.com, or searching terms like: spiritual jewelry, yoga jewelry or new age jewelry are ways to find and buy chakra jewelry, but visiting a New Age store is also a likely source and may offer a fun and exciting experience for any shopper.   Shopping for New Age products People who are shopping in New Age stores...

Caring for sterling silver jewelry

Tarnish on silver  Unlike gold or platinum, sterling silver tarnishes and requires a bit of care to keep it bright and shiny.  Tarnish begins with a slight yellowing color and progresses to a dark greenish black, completely covering the once gleaming shine that makes silver so dazzling.   What causes tarnish? Both air and light are elements that cause silver to tarnish.  Keeping your silver in a plastic bag or...

Jewelry Purchasing

 3 tips that will help you with purchasing jewelry 1. Is it real?  There are two basic categories of jewelry.  One is referred to as  fine or "real" jewelry,  while the other is known as fashion or costume jewelry.  Fine jewelry is made from sterling silver, gold or platinum.  These are known as precious metals.  Gold and platinum have become very high in price, and even the smallest amount will...

Emeralds for Heart Chakra

Our latest addition to our collection are emeralds. They are perfect for the heart chakra.  The finest emeralds come from Columbia and Boliva and this rare green stone continues to climb in value.  A fine half carat emerald (about 1/16" across) can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.  Even lesser quality emeralds are expensive and hard to find.  The emerald market is highly controlled, and emeralds are often dyed...

Tucson - 2014

Buying at Tucson It's that time again.  The 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is just around the corner!  With fifty shows all running at the same time, the city of Tucson becomes a mecca for anyone who loves rocks.  It is the largest gem show in America, if not the world.  Folks come from all over to touch, bargain and buy rocks.  Each year I return to my favorite...

How Can Chakra Jewelry Help Me?

What Does Jewelry Have To Do With My Chakras? Simply put, wearing chakra jewelry is a highly effective and beautiful way to put us in touch with our emotions.   In addition to adorning oneself with the beauty that comes from Mother Earth, chakra jewels is jewelry with a deeper meaning.  Just as yoga is more than mere exercise, chakra jewelry is more than a pretty accessory.  Here's why.     ...

Yoga Jewelry

Our signature yoga necklace While Chakra Jewel specializes in natural stones, our seven ring chakra necklace remains one of our most popular pieces.  Instead of focusing on one chakra, the necklace consists of seven tiny handmade rings that slide gracefully along our designer chain, embracing the 7 chakras.  With each movement, the rings naturally adjust, seeking harmony and balance in every situation.  Our signature yoga necklace is both classic and versatile....

Chakra Jewels - Healing Stones for the Holidays

HEALING STONES FOR THE HOLIDAYS As we approach the winter solstice, the days grow shorter and the energy of life feels very different from the warm days of fall.  The new year approaches, and everything seems to be speeding up.  Suddenly we find ourselves trying to account for where the time has gone.  Traditions make us remember the past, and we can be deluged with feelings from a different time...

SALE on Yoga Jewelry

OUR 15% SITE WIDE SALE IS GOING ON THROUGH FRIDAY, NOV 30th. IN ADDITION TO FREE SHIPPING, YOU MAY SELECT ANYTHING AND TAKE 15% OFF!  EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!! This is the perfect time to purchase a gift for someone you care about.  Whether it's for family or friends, your beautiful gift of Chakra Jewels will long be cherished and remembered.   And don't forget about yourself.  Is there a...

All New Chakra Earrings!

New Chakra Earrings In our opinion, there are four things that make for a great pair of earrings: comfort, movement, color and sparkle.  With that in mind, we came up with a whole new line of chakra earrings that we're very excited to share with you!  The collection begins with our new handmade sterling silver ear wires.  We start with 21 gauge sterling wire which is a touch heavier than...

Chakra Jewel Earth Friendly Packaging Award

    Chakra Jewelry Company Recognized By Redirect Guide For New Earth Friendly Packaging ChakraJewel.com received a FIRST PLACE green ribbon from Redirect Guide for the sustainable packaging they created for their custom chakra jewelry. Handmade Chakra Healing Jewelry by ChakraJewel.com Online PR News – 08-May-2012 –Packaging for jewelry can be very wasteful. It is likely that the average consumer throws it all away, and most of it was not...

CHAKRA WORKSHOP - New Age Trade Show JUNE 22, 2013

INATS 2013 - Denver, Colorado Just received a phone call confirming my chakra workshop at the New Age Trade Show in June.  The event is open to the trade only, and while I have been a vendor at past shows, this year I will be both a vendor and a presenter.  During this one hour workshop, you will be encouraged to interact, volunteer and have fun while experiencing your chakras...

Einstein and Chakra Energy

What does Einstein have to do with chakra energy?   Energy is an amazing force.  According to Einstein, "Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another."  With that in mind, we invite you to be part of a universal energy exchange.  At Chakra Jewel, we are not mathematicians, physicists or scientists.  We are artists, gem cutters and chakra students with a sensitivity to...

Chakra Stone Meanings Part Five - Aquamarine

 Throat Chakra Stone Meanings Aquamarine is a soft shade of baby blue that has been called, crystal of the sea.  Its vibration fits well with the throat chakra.  Truth and communication are paramount to the throat chakra.  If you've ever told a lie and stumbled over your words, been tongue-tied or uttered a "Freudian slip", you've experienced the physical attributes of your throat chakra.  And what about bursting into song...

Chakra Stone Meanings Part Three - Citrine

Core Chakra Stone Meanings     Citrine, with it's sparkling yellow color and flashes of inner light is the perfect choice for a core chakra stone.  Citrine is a member of the quartz family and in its untreated form, ranges from pale yellow to gold.  The core chakra is our personal power center and is energized by the color yellow.   Emotions that are stored in the core chakra deal primarily with...

Chakra Stones and Their Meanings - Part One

Have you ever found a small stone when hiking or walking on the beach and for some reason, put it in your pocket to keep?  This simple act has been part of human history since early on.  The practice of carrying or wearing a small rock that has special meaning is not new.  In indigenous cultures, a stone was often kept in a small pouch or amulet and worn throughout...

Chakra Stone Meanings Part Four - Rose Quartz

Heart Chakra Stone Meanings      In each chakra, we hold particular feelings that are connected because they are opposites.  Balancing them is the key to a higher level of awareness.  In the heart chakra, we hold feelings of kindness and cruelty, love and apathy, hope and depression, joy and sadness.  The emotions of the heart can be complicated, for example, it might seem cruel to be rejected by a lover,...

Chakra Stone Meanings Part Two - Carnelian

Sacral Chakra Stone Looking for a stone that will energize your sacral chakra?  I would highly recommend carnelian.  There is a wide variance in the colors of carnelian, but it is generally a shade of orange.  The brightest orange is referred to as mandarin carnelian and is positively electric!  Carnelian can also go to a rich rusty brown, though most often, it is an earthy orange with a touch of...

Choosing The Right Chakra Stone

Several times a year, we participate in venues where we present Chakra Jewels in person.  These are truly exciting events!  When we first began doing this, we were quick to tell our customers all about the stones as soon as they came to our booth, but we soon found that people weren't really listening.  They simply wanted to be with the stones.  All the talking in the world could not...