dievca’s Mother told her that opals were “bad luck”. Mom never wore the opal earrings that sat in her jewelry box, in fact they are probably still sitting there…granted dievca’s Mother let her earring holes close many moons ago.
You may have heard that the opals bring bad luck and are evil stones, too. The belief has been around for a long time, all over the world. However, as dievca researched the reason – after buying a gorgeous ring – she learned that opals have a poor reputation due to one man, Sir Walter Scott.
Sir Walter Scott’s bestselling novel, Anne of Geuerstein, written in 1829, was the story of Lady Hermione, who is falsely accused of being a demoness, and dies shortly after a drop of holy water accidentally falls on her opal and destroys its color. The public took this to mean that the author was warning of the bad luck an opal can bring, so they stopped buying the beautiful gemstone. Sir Walter Scott succeeded in destroying the European opal market for almost 50 years. Within months of the novel being published, the opal market crashed and prices were down 50%.
Opal amplifies traits, whether those traits are good or bad, and brings characteristics to the surface for transformation. It enhances self-worth, confidence and self-esteem, and helps you to understand your full potential. It also brings lightness and spontaneity. The stone is said to help stimulate originality and dynamic creativity, encourages an interest in the arts, and aids in accessing one’s true self. Because the stone is absorbent and reflective, it helps you to pick up thoughts and feelings, amplify them, and return them to their source. It is a karmic stone, it encourages putting out positive emotions and teaches that what you put out comes back to you. The opal is also a representative of justice and harmony, and is a protective stone in dangerous places.
This light gold-tone brass ring is inspired by the shape of a heritage brooch from the Cristobal Balenciaga archives. It slides elegantly across two fingers and features two asymmetric polished bands that come together in an elegant bow. Wear it as a chic accent to daytime looks.
Light gold-tone, brass
Two asymmetric polished bands
One asymmetric double band with knot detail
Country of origin: Italy
MSRP $335, now $201
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to tell your Dominant’s or submissive’s mood without having to ask? They’re baaaack!
The mood ring is thought to be invented by Joshua Reynolds, a New York City marketing executive who is said to have first popularized the rings in 1975. He saw a friend use a thermotropic tape on a child’s forehead to take their temperature (Do you remember those?) and thought the liquid crystals could be used elsewhere. Reynolds marketed the rings as “portable biofeedback aids,” and he was able to convince the era’s most popular department store, Bonwit Teller, to carry them as accessories.
In the 1970’s dievca had one of the cheap metal versions – did you? Bonwit’s offered a silver version for $45 and the gold went for $250. The ‘stone’ of a mood ring was a hollow quartz or glass shell containing thermotropic liquid crystals. Modern mood jewelry is usually made from a flat strip of liquid crystals with a protective coating.
Believing in a mood ring is like believing in astrology. Mood rings can’t tell your emotional state with any degree of accuracy, but the crystals are calibrated to have a pleasing blue or green color at the average person’s normal resting peripheral temperature of 82 F (28 C). The crystals respond to changes in temperature by twisting. The twisting changes their molecular structure, which alters the wavelengths of light which are absorbed or reflected. ‘Wavelengths of light’ is another way of saying ‘color’, so when the temperature of the liquid crystals changes, so does their color.
As peripheral body temperature increases, which it does in response to passion and happiness, the crystals twist to reflect blue. When you are excited or stressed out, blood flow is directed away from the skin and more toward the internal organs, cooling the fingers, causing the crystals to twist the other direction, to reflect more yellow. In cold weather, or if the ring was damaged, the stone would be dark gray or black and unresponsive.
The jewelry firm Leo Black in NYC has brought back the mood rings in 14K Gold or Rose Gold which means they won’t discolor like dievca’s 1970’s ring. Ah, well — her crystal busted, too, so her ring stayed black…
The Leo Black versions may look like dievca’s ring, they are more expensive than the Bonwit Teller versions, but what do you expect in 40 years?
- 15mm x 11mm
- Band tapers to 2mm
- Available in yellow and rose gold
‘Wait with silent passion for one glance, one touch…’ ~Rumi
Dionea Orcini choker inscribed with “wait with silent passion, for one glance…” worn by Gemma Arterton in 2015 at the Olivier Awards.
Something Gorgeous to honor your Master.
(dress isn’t bad either)
“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.”
― Henry James,
dievca is just a big recessive gene pit:
“An erogenous zone is an area of the human body that has heightened sensitivity, the stimulation of which may result in the production of sexual fantasies, sexual arousal and orgasm. People have erogenous zones all over their bodies, but which areas are more sensitive than others vary. Some may resent stimulation that others find arousing. The stimulation of these areas can produce gentle, mild or intense arousal. Some people find whispering or breathing softly in the ear to be pleasurable and relaxing, as well as licking, biting, caressing and/or kissing it especially the area of and behind the earlobe”. ~wikipedia
But having attached earlobes makes it difficult to wear large earrings, although that leaves the space behind the ear empty for lovely kisses.
dievca can orgasm with Master’s kiss behind her ear.
Some earrings that allow that to happen more easily with BDSM in mind:
And if you were in the mood to learn more about ear fetishes, dievca ran into a good post from Dr. Mark Griffiths.
dievca is very happy with Master’s submissive daytime Collars.
They have hinted at BDSM in a very subtle way.
Master’s exquisite simple sterling silver collar has been on-trend and gorgeous
(even though it got her stopped by security going in to the NYC Ranger’s Game….).
dievca has been wearing more delicate 14 K yellow gold jewelry, lately.
She has the chain and Pomalleto Dodo jewelry from Master,
but no formal Collar shape in 14K.
Yes, this Betony Vernon 18K collar, would be used daily until dievca dies —
but the cost is beyond dievca’s dreams.
And truly, the Sarah and Sebastian Collar is not something that dievca needs either….
Master has been more than generous.
Though with the delicate 14K wire, diamond and o-ring –
it is something to be admired and desired.
Available at Need Supply, $1700