“Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman
The Rising Collection is inspired by the rays of light emanating from the rising sun. Every piece of jewelry features textured lines that symbolize these light beams. Each line is layered one by one completely by hand resulting in no two pieces of jewelry being exactly the same. I chose turquoise stones to be the pop of color for this collection for two reasons. First, the color of turquoise is intended to represent the sky that our sun calls home. Second, turquoise is believed to be a healing stone that promotes happiness, vitality, and grounding. These are all qualities that can also be enhanced by spending a little bit of time outdoors.
Sunlight is something that is easily taken for granted because our modern lifestyle keeps us indoors so frequently. However, studies have shown that just 15 minutes of sunlight each day can help boost your mood, immune system, energy levels and more. I’ve witnessed firsthand the negatives of being without the sun and the turnaround you can experience by intentionally adding it to your routine. My hope is when you wear your jewelry and catch a glimpse of it out of the corner of your eye, it will prompt you to take a break and go outside to absorb the healing rays of the sun.
The Rising Collection serves as a reminder to remember the importance of valuing the sun in our lives.