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Those Little Prople. . .Trolls

 

 

What is a troll?

A troll is a being in Norse mythology and from Scandinavian folklore. They dwelled in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves and lived in small groups or families . Their looks and characteristics differed depending on what region they were from.

Here is a little more information about the trolls. . .

There was a time when waters were clear and forests were untouched. When the ancients spoke of "guardians of the earth" in Scandinavian lands.  These mysterious creatures were called "trolls."  These solitary beings were told to be kidnappers and man-eaters. Numerous tales of trolls picture them much like a small man such as a dwarf. These mischievous creatures with bad associations were old and scary looking!

 

 

Trolls were known to guard the earth's natural resources by burying precious  gemstones, silver, copper, gold, brass, bronze and such underground.  The presence of trolls usually indicates gold or gemstones are buried nearby! Which is why trolls are often associated with good fortune.

We know that after a rain shower, rainbows appear. The trolls guarding the buried treasure have long hair with shimmering lights the colors of the rainbow. Trolls who guard the "pot of gold" can be identified by their rainbow colored hair.

Trolls live in families.  Other troll families are the "forest trolls" who have green hair and "sea trolls" who have blue hair. The older and wiser trolls have gray or white streaks in their hair.

The best place to find a troll would be a patch of berries.  But trolls move so quickly they can only be caught if you "grab them by the hair."  Once caught, a troll will grant you a wish. Because of this, trolls are said to bring good look when you rub their hair.

Because they are rarely seen, some people believe trolls no longer exist today.

THESE ONCE FORGOTTEN creatures are once again in our mist. Find one, grab it by the hair, MAKE A WISH.  Quickly! Before the sunlight comes up and burns them to stone!

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Written by Nelda Brown — January 10, 2017

Garnet ...a warrior's stone


Garnet. . .

Garnet gemstone is the birthstone for January.
Garnet's name probably came from the Latin word "granatum" meaning pomegranate which is dark red wine color just like the garnet stone. In Greek history, a pomegranate was often given as a gift of passion and eternal love.

A stone of business success, garnet is believed to attract the right business partners who  like you and are  great to do business with. If your creative energies are "stuck", garnet is supposed to activate the fires and get them going again. It is a fire stone associated with fire signs. Believed to be great for any business person. . . a stone of business success and good luck. . place a stone of garnet on your desk to enjoy the benefits of its lucky energies.    


Night Travelers of long ago would wear a piece of garnet to protect them from vampires and other predators of the dark. It is said that garnet would light up the pathway and show them where to travel as well as shielding them from accidents.  Also garnet is said to protect from nightmares. In many ancient cultures, warriors wore garnet to protect them in battle.  It was set in helmets, shields and other pieces of armor.  When socializing, dignitaries dropped a piece of garnet in their wine glass to protect them from poisoning.

Garnet is believed to balance the energies surrounding us.
We are surrounded by many energies our modern techno world. Microwaves, cell phones, computers, and every imaginable device interfere with the energies surrounding our physical bodies.  Garnet is believed to balance the energies around our physical bodies bringing peace and harmony. It is the third stone in the twelve step program for addictions.

Garnet is found mainly in Africa as well as India, South America, Madagascar, Pakistan, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, Norway and the United States. Garnet is a word used to describe a diverse group of minerals and the deep red color comes from iron and chromium.


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This is the men's "Dark Garnet Beaded" found in the "Earthy Collection" on our website  click here          .http://www.earthoceanfirejewelry.com

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References:  There are many sites that give you gemstone meanings and information. Here are a few:

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Written by Nelda Brown — January 03, 2017

Those Little People. . .Gnomes

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What is a gnome? 

Definition of Gnomes

a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground;

a person regarded as having secret or sinister influence, especially in financial matters; 

a small garden ornament in the form of a bearded man with a pointed hat. 

The description of gnomes. . .  has changed quite often over the years and remained different in different cultures. Originally, many of them were conceived of as ugly, ground dwelling creatures that were less human than the gnomes of today much like goblins.

The Garden Gnome . . .Garden gnomes are believed to make your tomatoes bigger and your garden grow better. Gnomes have the common attribute of being able to move through the earth as easily as humans move on top of the earth. The gnomes has been considered to include satyrs, pans, dryads, elves, brownies and goblins. Some helping plants and animals, some helping humans, some reclusive ones staying underground or in dark forests; perhaps hoarding treasure, and others interacting mischievously or even harmfully with humans.

Modern gnomes also live in gardens and wear pointed hats.

A new gnome trend. . . is the traveling gnome. One of the well-known gnomes is named  "Murphy." He has traveled the globe and his photos are taken taken in many different countries. Travelers now take their gnomes with them and photograph them.

It would be fun to take a gnome with you on your next adventure!   

 



Gnomes are symbols of the earth element. . .  Gnomes first appeared in the oral tradition of Northern European folklore, so it is difficult to pinpoint their exact origins. August Heissner, a German manufacturer, was one of the fathers of gnome-making. His hand-painted gnomes were exported throughout the world. In Swedish history, the gnome was popular as one of the most important of the elemental spirits representing the earth, specifically stone and minerals. These gnomes were believed to possess the supernatural energies associated with these materials. In the symbolic realm of elements, there are four clans who rule the realms of nature, gnomes are the clan of earth elements. They encourage stability, grounding quality to our experience. 

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Written by Nelda Brown — April 02, 2016

Little People. . . trolls, gnomes, leprechauns

 

THOSE LITTLE PEOPLE. . . Trolls, Leprechauns, Gnomes (part 1)

What is a troll?

 A troll is a being in Norse mythology and from Scandinavian folklore. They dwelled in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves and lived in small groups or families. Their looks and characteristics differed depending on what region they were from.

Here is a little tale of the trolls...

There was a time when waters were clean and forests were untouched. When the ancients  spoke of "guardians of the earth" in Scandinavian lands. These mysterious creatures were called "trolls." These solitary beings were told to be kidnappers and man-eaters.  Numerous tales of trolls picture them much like a small man such as a dwarf.  Mischievous creatures with bad associations were old and scary looking!

Trolls were known to guard the earth's natural resources by burying precious metals and minerals underground. (silver, gold, brass, copper, bronze, gemstones) The presence of trolls usually indicates gold and gemstones are buried nearby! Which is why trolls are often associated with good fortune.

We know that after a rain shower rainbows appear. The trolls guarding the buried treasure have long hair with shimmering lights the colors of the rainbow. Trolls who guard the "pot of gold" can be identified by their rainbow colored hair. 

Trolls live in families. Other troll families are the "forest trolls" who have green hair and "sea trolls" who have blue hair. The older and wiser trolls have gray or white streaks in their hair. 

The best place to find a troll would be a patch of berries. But, trolls move so quickly they can only be caught if you "grab them by the hair." Once caught, a troll will grant you a wish.  Because of this trolls are said to bring good luck when you rub their hair. 

Because they are rarely seen some people believe trolls no longer exist today.  These nearly forgotten creatures are once again in our midst. Find one. Grab it by its hair. Make a wish! Quickly! before the sunlight comes up and turns them to stone!

P.S. Visit us and check our rainbow gemstone jewelry for men ...Men's Color Splash Classic Collection (photo above)  this link    http://earthoceanfirejewelry.com/collections/mens-color-splash-classic-2

 

 

P.S.S.   Part II of this blog will talk about Leprechauns and Gnomes....stay tuned in!

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Written by Nelda Brown — March 27, 2016

What is Dapper?

Dapper style is trendy . . .

Timeless fashion that allows men to have fun expressing themselves with accessories and dapper outfits.

 

What is the time period for dapper?

The time period for dapper fashion is the 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and now,  updated modern approaches to dapper. Some examples of men dressed in this style are found in the television series "Madmen" and also the television series "Boardwalk Empire."  Don in "Madmen" and Jimmy in "Boardwalk Empire" have awesome dapper.

 

What do I need to dress dapper style?

T-shirts and button down shirts with plaids paired with solid color blazers such as navy, gold, gray or brown will work fine.  And of course any blue jeans and blue jean over-shirts were always in style. For pants use wool, chino, or khaki with a well fitting belt of course. Note: belts fit well when buckled two or three holes down.

 

What about accessories?

Accessories rule in dapper style!  Hats, pocket squares, cuff links, ties and bow ties, and watches. Ebay and Amazon often have great deals on dapper. Also thrift stores sometimes have a lot to offer. Just be selective and if an item seems questionable, ask a few opinions. However, don't be afraid to experiment and have fun as you develop your dapper style!  

 

What about shoes?

 

Shoes were worn in many different styles and materials during these time periods such as wing-tips, loafers, suede boots, or sandals. If you are not sure just choose a good pair of boots to go with your wardrobe for dapper.

 

Where can I look for put together dapper style?

 

GQ magazine and other men fashion magazines are an excellent source of inspiration for dapper. Many high-end department stores provide displays of dapper style for you to view for ideas. The Hollywood film stars often wear  dapper style because it is timeless and impressive. Their stylists give them  put-together looks for their high profile parties and events.

And don't forget Pinterest has many dapper references and photos. 

 

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       And enjoy the journey as you put together your own collection of dapper and develop you own style!

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Written by Nelda Brown — March 01, 2016

Aquamarine. . . Birthstone for March

Aquamarine. . .is associated with the sea.  It is the color of the sea and is believed to give protection to sea travelers such as sailors or vacationers. Folklore tells us that it came from the treasure chest of the mermaids. They believed that it increased in power when placed under the water.

Also known as a stone of courage and serenity. Aquamarine is said to calm, soothe and relieve anxiety; helping with fears and phobias. Believed to soothe communication conflicts and enhance communication skills.

A "good luck" stone said to bring feelings of love and happiness to those who wear it.  It is supposed to help us get in touch with the ocean. Most commonly found in Brazil, Pakistan, and Colorado...originally mined in Russia where supplies have been depleted. Also has been mined in China, Burma, Middle East and parts of Africa.

This beautiful stone is said to stimulate intellectual reasoning and knowledge giving you the fortitude to keep pushing toward your goals with confidence and purpose.

Thanks for letting me share this info of this magical stone with you!

Nelda

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Nelda Brown — February 19, 2016

Jade..."Stone of Heaven"



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Men's Irish Collection Necklaces

Green Jade 

 

At Earth Ocean Fire Jewelry we design jewelry for men. Green Jade is used in our collection of Irish Necklaces because of its rich green color.

Jade is has been considered the "stone of heaven" for centuries in China. Archeologists say Chinese and Japanese began trading jade about 7.000 years ago.  The Japanese substituted their once widely-used pottery with flat bottom pieces of jade. These pieces have been found in Northeast China relic sites. In eastern cultures, jade is considered more valuable than either diamonds or gold because it is believed to "bestow a long and happy life." 

It is a "feng shui" belief that if you carry a piece of jade with you and touch it or rub it frequently it will transmit to you its sterling qualities of health and strength and more important longevity. Jade may be either "nephrite" or "jadeite", with most "jadeite" coming from Northern China. Nephrite comes primarily from British Columbia. The most valuable is the verdant green. Green jade is believed to promote deep, enduring strength and peace. And it is believed to offer physical and emotional well being by helping us us to feel more grounded.  Jade is said to help us accept and deal with situations we cannot change sanely. 

Jade comes in a variety of colors, including black, the most popular being green or white. 

 

Many of our Irish Necklaces are made with green jade in the design. Please visit our Irish Collection and if you purchase remember to use coupon IRISHLUCK for 30% off all Irish Necklaces.

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Written by Nelda Brown — February 18, 2016

Turquoise...Birthstone for December

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Turquoise is the birthstone for December.  Turquoise is probably the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade.  Egyptian royalty wore turquoise as early as 6000 B.C.  It was mined by the Egyptians on the Sinai peninsula and was transported to Europe through Turkey. . . accounting for its name which means "Turkish" in French.

 

Turquoise was believed to promote health, good fortune and protection to the wearer from evil.  It is said to be an absorber of negativity and help ground the "wandering spirit" while keeping their connection to the infinite open. Native American history holds turquoise as sacred and it is said that turquoise "brings a piece of sky to the earth".

 

Turquoise is formed exclusively in desert and arid environments.  It came from Persia (now Iran) originally, then in the late 1800's and early 1900's was rediscovered in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Turquoise mines can be found in Nevada and Arizona. It is also mined in China, Peru, Tibet, Mexico, Siberia, Africa and Australia.

I hope you enjoyed my tidbits on turquoise!

Nelda

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Written by Nelda Brown — February 02, 2016

Tourmaline. . .a stone of balance

EarthOceanFire: Tourmaline....A Stone of Balance

Tourmaline is found in a greater range of colors than any other gemstone. The most well-known is black. All color combinations imaginable are possible with this gemstone. Throughout history a rainbow of stones were found that were tourmaline. Sometimes it was mistaken for rubies.

 

 See Black Tourmaline included in our men's gemstone collection. 

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Because of stress, energies get bound up or blocked and this stone is believed to remove the affects of the stressful environment that often surrounds us. Tourmaline comes in several different colors and each one has meta-physical properties of its own. I will only explore a few of them.

            Men's Tourmaline Necklace found in "Color Splash" Collection

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Tourmaline is said to raise your mind to a higher level than the energies around you. It is also believed to balance the energies of the nervous system and the body.

Black Tourmaline is believed to neutralize bad energies of the mind such as hate, anger, resentment and jealousy: replacing these negative energies with fresh and inspiring energies. It also balances the yin-yang and man-woman energies of your mind. Associated with the Astrological sign of Capricorn.

Pink Tourmaline is associated with the Astrological sign of Libra. It is said to bring joy, peace, trust and understanding and it can be combined with Rhodochrosite for more intensity. Pink tourmaline is the rarest of the colors found in tourmaline even more than the ruby color.  It brings comfort and love energy to heal hurts.

Tourmaline acquires a (unique property) of an electric charge when you rub it or when its heated; attracting dust, ashes and lightweight objects. During WWII tourmaline was in demand for production of pressure sensitive instruments and other equipment because of its electric charge capabilities.

Some other colors are blue, green, red, yellow, dark pink, brown, and tri-colored.

 Men's Dark Garnet Beaded Necklace found in "Men's Earthy Collection" contains tourmaline in the design.

Tourmaline is known as a gemstone of poets and artists. Shakespear had a collection of tourmaline jewelry to help him overcome "writers block." Tourmaline was used by artists and writers during the renaissance period through the 1800's as a talisman to inspire creativity.

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 You might also be interested in these blogs:

       Amethyst is For February

      What is Dapper?

For more information on gemstones here are a few references:

http://gemstonedictionary.com

http://beadage.net

http://www.firemountaingems.com




Disclaimer:
Gemstone meanings in our blogs are not meant to be a substitute for medical care. If you have a physical or mental illness, please see a professional doctor.

 

     

 


Written by Nelda Brown — February 01, 2016

Amethyst... Birthstone for February

 

                                           


Amethyst is the birthstone of February

and the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
Leonardo Da Vince once wrote that amethyst holds power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken ones intelligence.  According to Feng Shui, amethyst is always associated with heightened intuition. It is associated with wealth, peace, protection and spiritually...the "Stone of Transformation." The stone of the first step in the 12-step program.  Wear it as a reminder that you are a spiritual person having a human experience.
A stone of the mind, it brings calmness and clarity where there is anxiety or confusion, thus resulting in better decisions. A symbol of peace and unification it helps you get in touch with your values, your feelings, your intuition and is often used in meditation to provide an overall sense of spiritual balance.
The color of amethyst is purple and is associated with wealth and prosperity.  The Catholic bishop still wears an amethyst ring on the second finger of his right hand. "Amethyst" comes from a greek work "Amethusos" meaning "not drunk." It is also a stone of protection because it repels more than it attracts.

Men's Amethyst Beaded Necklace
found in the Retro-Modern Collection
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Amethyst is associated with abundance, calm, clarity, communication, confidence and creativity.
emotional healing, empowerment, grounding, hope, inner work, intuition, joy, love, manifesting,
meditation, nurturing, physical health, protection, purification, purpose, visioning, vitality, wisdom.

Men's Amethyst Necklace found in "Colorsplash Collection" photo above.

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Film Noir
Street Art
What is Dapper?
Review of the French New Wave Film Movement

P.S. You can go to search on here on our website and enter "amethyst necklaces" to see our creations with this powerful gems. 

Here are just a couple of references for more information:

http://gem-stone dictionary.com
http://firemountaingems.com (see resources)
http://beadage.net



Disclaimer:  Gemstone  properties and meanings are not to be used as a substitute for medical treatment. See a professional physician if you have mental illmess or physical illness.

 

Written by Nelda Brown — January 26, 2016

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