Women like their jewelry! But there is this one piece of jewelry that every woman wears the most. Sometimes it’s a wedding ring! Other times it is just a jewelry piece that holds meaning for her. Maybe it’s not the most valuable piece of jewellery they have and not even the most beautiful. But what is beautiful to one woman isn’t always beautiful to someone else.
We are all human and we love stories! We are often attached to certain jewelry because of our memory. Because of a life event that happened when we bought this jewelry piece or received it as a gift. Women wear gemstones to attract more wealth or love. Because the seller told them a story about the meaning of the gemstone. There are many symbols used in pendants or earrings, and many meanings connected to certain types of jewelry pieces. However, sometimes the story attached to the jewelry piece has nothing to do with common knowledge about that particular gemstone!
My earrings from Spain, Almeria
When I traveled to Almeria in Spain last year I noticed a special symbol used everywhere. This totem was on houses, on doors, on windows and yes, in jewelry as well.
The name of this symbol is Indalo. It has been customary to paint the Indalo symbol on the front of houses and businesses to protect them from evil and is considered to be a god totem. Legend has it that the Indalo was a ghost that could hold and carry a rainbow in his hands.
Is this story real? Was there a ghost? Most likely not! But someone or a group of people have spent hell loads of time to tell this story over and over again until the story has become a legend and until the Indalo symbol is used everywhere in the area!
I have Idalo earrings and they are still one of my favorite jewelry pieces. However, I have my own story attached to them and my own meaning I hold dear to my heart. They simply remind me of my first holiday I had with my boyfriend. And he bought them for me. So these earrings are also a dear present from a loved one.
We all need stories to survive life and to make it more colorful! We all tell stories and sometimes lie to ourselves just to make ourselves feel better! Stories are important and they make our lives more interesting and beautiful! And that little jewelry piece that you hold dear to your heart is most likely surrounded by a beautiful story. Either it’s the meaning of the gemstone, a symbol of something you believe in or your own life experience.
I want to encourage you to tell me your story about your favorite jewelry piece in the comment section!
I look forward to reading your story!