Delicate, elegant, inexpensive
Soft Ball Chain Ring by Gabriela Artigas
14K Gold – white, yellow, rose
Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain
The J. Hannah Glacé collection pairs quartz with gold, exploring the limits of shape within our signature lens of timelessness and wearability. The resulting collection feels equal parts modern statement and relics that could belong to any era.
Large Quartz rock crystal inlay set into solid gold or silver ring. Available in White, Yellow or Rose 14k Gold and Silver.
This quartz is ethically sourced in Brazil and custom cut in the historic jewelry district of Bangkok by a female-led lapidary. This piece is produced locally in Los Angeles using 100% recycled gold and silver that is certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council and SCS Global Services to be ethically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
Quartz rock crystal hoop earrings with solid gold or silver end caps and hinge closure. Available in solid 14k gold and sterling silver. Sold as pair.
May we find some clarity gracefully.
W. S. Gilbert refers to the “Grace of an odalisque on a divan” in Colonel Calverley’s song “If You Want A Receipt For That Popular Mystery” from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience.
In popular use, the word odalisque also may refer to a mistress, concubine or paramour of a wealthy man.
During the 19th century, odalisques became common fantasy figures in the artistic movement known as Orientalism, being featured in many erotic paintings from that era.
By the later 19th century, Turkish writers such as Melek Hanum used the word odalisque to refer to slave-concubines when writing in English:
If any lady possesses a pretty-looking slave, the fact soon gets known. The gentlemen who wish to buy an odalisque or a wife, make their offers. Many Turks, indeed, prefer to take a slave as a wife, as, in such case, there is no need to dread fathers, mothers, or brothers-in-law, and other undesirable relations
Founded by Natasha Ghosn is 2012, Mondo Mondo is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand featuring handmade pieces that reflect Ghosn’s playful, surrealist view of the world.
The Ring of O is a specially designed ring which has been worn as a distinctive mark among BDSM practitioners, mainly in continental Europe — and especially the German-speaking countries — since the 1990s. Its use is relatively widespread within this subculture. Its name derives from the name of the central female character in the classic BDSM novel Story of O (written by Pauline Réage), who was a sex slave and wore an analogous ring.
Oscar Wilde —
‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.’
dievca wants to be That Lady.
The lovely one on the train in Copenhagen.
The one who looks like she has it together.
The one who has personality.
In particular, dievca is in lust over her ring:
Isn’t it lovely?
So dievca started on a quest to recreate the ring. she contacted the Dark Gem Dom to see if he could identify what type of stone was in the Lady’s ring. And if he could help dievca buy a stone. The Gem Dom made some excellent suggestions for purchasing a rough stone and, as an accomplished gemcutter, He made time to facet the stone for dievca.
With the apartment move, dievca’s Parents having challenges and Life in general, the gorgeous gem was set to the side — but dievca has been collecting gold. 14K earrings that lost a mate, 14K broken bracelets and chains – whatever she can find in 14K yellow gold from her jewelry box and friends. she’s getting to the point where she has enough to send the gem, the gold and the photo to a jewelery maker friend. Woo Whooo!
A huge “Thank You” to the Dark Gem Dom for the help and the beautiful work.
If you want to connect with Him, send dievca a note. She’ll work on it. XO
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
Something to purchase with your tax return!
The magnificent and holy Sapphire, in all its celestial hues, is a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and Divine favor. It is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment. (crystalvaults.com)
18.50 Carat Untreated Kashmir Sapphire Diamond Ring at 1stdibs
Weighing an absolutely astonishing 18.50 carats, this natural emerald-cut Kashmir sapphire naturally is absolutely beyond compare. Displaying the lustrous, velvety blue hue so beloved in these rare Kashmir gemstones, this rare and important sapphire is completely untreated. Finding any example of this remarkable stone is a rarity; to find an unheated Kashmir sapphire weighing over 18 incredible carats – particularly of such extraordinary quality – is truly exceptional. As the stone’s certification from the American Gemological Laboratories states: “The combination of size, and origin for the sapphire described in this report signifies a gem worthy of distinction.”
The Kashmir sapphire is ranked as one of the world’s most desirable jewels alongside the rarest of colored diamonds and Burma rubies. These stones are typically found only in important private collections, including the famed Kashmir sapphire engagement ring owned by Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, which is over 6 carats smaller than the present sapphire. This incomparable treasure is joined by two trapeze-cut diamonds weighing 1.30 total carats in a platinum and 22k gold setting.
Sapphires hailing from the Kashmir region are undeniably the pinnacle of this popular variety of corundum. Unearthed in the 1879 after a landslide in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir sapphires are revered not only for their general scarcity, but also the softness of their velvety blue hue. And, unlike other colored gemstones, the stone’s incomparable color overwhelms in any kind of light. This stone in particular, with its rare emerald cut, is exceptionally brilliant. These coveted gems rarely appear on the market, especially those weighing over 10 carats.
This stone is certified as natural, unheated and Kashmir in origin by the American Gemological Laboratories, the Swiss Gemological Institute, and Gübelin Gemlab.