Clear quartz and apatite twisted bracelet
This stunning bracelet forms part of the T's Twisted Collection.
The bracelet has been made using the ancient Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo, with clear quartz and apatite nuggets on pearl knotting thread and has been finished with a bronze coloured wire clasp.
A little bit of history, myth and legend!
Kumihimo is a Japanese braiding technique. Early examples of the use of braiding can be found as far back as the Jomon period (8000-300 BC) but did not become more common place until the Nara period of Japan's history (AD 645-784) where it was a simple form of single loop braiding. Since these times kumihimo has become an integral part to Japanese culture and has been used in a functional and decorative way to lace up a Samuri and his horses armour. In Japan today kumihimo braids are used to tie haori, jackets, and are used for tying on obi a kimono sash.
Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals, formed from silicon dioxide, found in the world. It comprises the largest and most diverse families of all of the mineral kingdom. Clear quartz, pure silicon dioxide, can be known as 'rock' or 'ice' crystal which is due to the ancient belief that it was ice that had been frozen so hard that it would never melt. This belief is echoed in numerous civilisations and cultures such as the Native American Indian Tribes, African Tribes, ancient Egyptians and Aztecs to name but a few. These cultures used it in healing, meditation and spiritual development.
Clear Quartz is thought to to bring strength and clarity to the intellect and to aid in concentration and memory retention.
Apatite is a lesser known gemstone and has in the past been mistaken for other gemstones. Due to this the name apatite is derived from the Greek work meaning 'cheat'. Apatite is a phosphate mineral and is composed of calcium phosphate which is the same material that is found in the bones and teeth of most animals. As apatite closely resembles the composition of the human body may believe that is has some extremely powerful healing abilities. It is also thought to be a stone of learning and inspiration. There are many other beliefs to do with apatite but i will leave these to you to make your own decision.
There is no doubt that apatite is a beautiful gemstone with a vivid blue colour that will compliment any outfit it is put with.
If you are interested in anything in the Toria's Trinkets collection but would like something made personally for you please contact me and i would be happy to sit and talk to you about your thoughts and how i can create a unique piece for you to treasure. I have a wide variety of gemstones that i use to create my pieces and if i don't have exactly what you are looking for in my stash i will be able to obtain it in order to create your piece of jewellery.
Your piece will come either boxed or in an organza bag.
All items from my collections are created with love, care and attention to detail and i hope that when you receive your item you love it as much as i do. I use 100% genuine gemstones and high quality materials. I love what i do and hope you do too.
love and light x