The WHENUA Ring - named after Mother Earth, is a raw and natural Labradorite crystal, set in Vermeil Gold (925 Sterling Silver and plated with 18K Gold). A statement ring that pops, our rings are completely adjustable. A ring that looks great, is made ethically, supports Indian artisans and carries beautiful spiritual energy.
Labradorite is a breathtaking crystal, that shimmers and changes colour depending on the lighting. The colours can range from a deep metallic blue, to a greenish blue and deep blue grey.
Also available in Sterling Silver.
Pendant size: due to the natural state of our crystals, every pendant has a unique size, shape and colour. Our rings range anywhere around 3cm -3.5cm long and 2.5cm - 2.7cm wide.
Care: while crystals are not fragile, we recommend looking after your crystals and handle with care. To get the most of your crystal, we recommend 'charging' and 'cleansing' them in the sun, once per week. All of our crystals are natural, without the use of dyes and gamma-irradiation (heat to induce colour).
All natural crystals possess an amazing energy of natural healing and protection. We recommend having a crystal on you at all times, in your living space, your work space and even under your pillow, while you sleep.
The meaning of Labradorite: Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis; an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magic, a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one's own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.
Labradorite is also the most powerful protector of the mineral kingdom, creating a shielding force throughout the aura and strengthening natural energies from within. It protects against the negativity and misfortunes of this world, and provides safe exploration into alternate levels of consciousness and in facilitating visionary experiences from the past or the future.
Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one's innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
As a workplace stone, Labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behaviour in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others.
Labradorite helps develop the hands' sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.
Labradorite calms an overactive mind and energizes the imagination, bringing in new ideas. It is a wonderful tool for returning joy and spontaneity back to one's life. It helps eliminate the emotional drain of daily routine or being weighed down by responsibility, and awakens a sense of adventure and change.
As the matriarch of the subconscious mind, Labradorite brings forgotten memories to light and facilitates their understanding. It encourages contemplation and introspection, bringing the clarity of intellectual thought and intuitive wisdom to help dispel illusion, determine the root cause of an issue, and bring one to peace. It is an uplifting crystal, helping to banish fears and insecurities while enhancing faith and reliance in oneself and trust in the universe.
The majority of our crystal pendants are handcarved by villagers in India. Within these villages, many of the women (and men) can not work; yet they possess amazing skills. There is no factory, they simply work from their homes. We're primarily focusing on empowering these amazing people. Unlike here, every cent makes a huge difference to their lives. We are proud to support Indian artisans.