In tarot, the Hermit asks that we step back from our routine, put our worldly responsibilities on hold (at least temporarily) and dive into the deep well of inner knowing.
The lone wanderer carrying his sole source of light speaks to the importance of being our own guide through the darkness; and also to the undeniable power we all possess that is our inner light.
Chain and pendant are 14k gold plated, chain measures 22 inches and has an additional extender.
Portofino Coast Necklace
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Kuchi necklace, handmade by an ancient tribe in Afghanistan.
The Kuchi people are Pakhtuns, which is the dominant tribe in Afghanistan. While they are largely settled now, historically they were a nomadic tribe that traveled the ancient trade routes between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were the wanderers, the explorers, a romantic tribe of nomads who revered the vibrant and intricate art their jewelry displayed. This craft of jewels is a celebration of life, of beauty, of style, of electric, colorful boldness!
The Kuchi often add coins, bells, and colorful cut glass to their adornments—bringing a richer life and experience to the jewelry. Many believe that these jewels not only amplify ones radiance and beauty, but that they also ward off evil spirits.
Kuchi jewelry has a great and rich cultural history—with the designs having remained mainly unchanged over the last 3000 years.
Lapis Lazuli is commonly used and is a deep blue stone known said to inspire creativity and confidence.
Reds, greens and turquoise pieces are commonly a colored Howlite. Howlite is said to be a calming stone and is ideal to wear when encountering stressful energy.
Peruvian Aguayo Cuff
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Junes delivery is a handmade Peruvian cuff with aguayo detail.
Even if you don’t know this fabric by name, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with the vibrant colors and texture of aguayo.
Today, these rainbow threads are woven into jewelry, handbags, bedding, and leather goods.
But before artisans started incorporating this woolen textile into fashion accessories, aguayo was part of the traditional dressing in the Andes region.
It still is today.
Locals in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador rely on large squares of aguayo to carry children, supplies, and food. When not using for transport, men and women drape these thick shawls over their backs and shoulders as an extra layer of protection from the harsh elements in the Andes Mountains.
Although visible throughout the entire region, not all aguayos are created equal.
Peruvian aguayos look different from those made in Bolivia. Bolivian aguayos stand apart from the weavings of Ecuador. No two creations are the same.
The distinct styles and patterns have just as much to do with the weaving techniques as they do with storytelling.
You see, as weavers intertwine each thread, they are not just creating a physical object, they are sharing a story. It might be a story about their culture, a historical tale about their community, or a mystical retelling of a dream.
So, if you’ve ever wondered if handmade items carry the energy of their creators—in the case of this month’s Stella, it’s true. We wish you the best of luck while you search for symbols and decipher the messages that were lovingly embedded into your aguayo cuff.
Alpaca silver, pattern chosen at random
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Wear your heart around your neck. In the spirit of the Goddess Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty, it’s beautiful to be heart forward. Venus teaches us to trust our own divinity. 18" Chain, .925 sterling silver or rose gold.