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Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline is a beautiful gem with colors as varied as that of a rainbow. Its wide range of colors: black, green, brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, yellow, colorless or multicolored, comes from the different chemical elements that compose it: iron, manganese, nickel, cobalt, titanium ... Its name is derived from Sinhala word (spoken in Sri Lanka) "Tournamal" which means "stone with mixed colors". Tourmaline, although present on all the continents, is largely imported in Europe, by Dutch sailors the report of the kingdom of Ceylon.

The majority of tourmaline comes today from Brazil. The other main deposits are located in Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Burma, Russia and Thailand.

lithotherapy

Tourmaline is known for its electrical properties that give it a role in protecting the body against static electricity and radio waves from all kinds of electrical devices. In lithotherapy, tourmaline is known to act as a detoxifying agent. These crystals promote relaxation of the body and mind.

Anecdote

It is believed that the first tourmalines were discovered by the conquistadors in Brazil in the 1500 years. At the time, it was assumed that these green tourmaline were emeralds. It was not until the nineteenth century that scientists realized that these stones actually had their own kind of mineral.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Tourmaline has a hardness of 7. It is a note on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone very ure and resistant to shocks.

To maintain your tourmalines just wash them with clear water. It is a fine stone that does not need to be cleaned. To recharge the tourmaline it is enough to expose it to the light of the sun or the moon.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers tourmaline jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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Omyoki Humanitarian Commitments

Omyoki sponsors humanitarian action in India and Nepal

Omyoki engages with local people in India and Nepal and supports the association Karuna Shechen, founded in 2000 by Matthieu Ricard.

A donation of 1000 € per year + 3% of each jewel you buy

Because we are searching for meaning, we commit ourselves directly by donating 1000 € per year to humanitarian projects in the Himalayan regions, through the association Karuna Sheshen. In addition to this, 3% of each jewel that YOU buy is donated to this organization and you contribute directly to the support of local people. This, even at private sales, sales and promotions. We have not increased our tariffs for as much and we are committed to fair prices for fair trade, now and in the future.

Our jewelery is mostly made in India and Nepal, so we chose a humanitarian organization focused on these two countries, and with very low operating costs (8%). The 4 work axes of Karuna Shechen are as follows:

Empowerment of women
Job creation, training, advice and support.
communities
For empowerment and empowerment of communities.
Education
Construction or consolidation of schools, children's education plan ...
Health
Through medical centers, mobile clinics and medical camps.

Some projects in pictures

Balance sheet of actions

Omyoki Ethnic Jewelry

Creative trip in progress!

The creation of new ethnic jewelry and bohochic jewelry is ongoing since the month of February! Indeed, I (Stéphanie, the founder of Omyoki) am traveling again in India and Nepal to work with local artisans on new models.

The semi-precious stones have been chosen one by one, with some novelties, including the star ruby, the bumblebee jasper, the ocean jasper, the tourmaline, the azurite, the rutile quartz ... The natural stones lighthouses remain the moon stone labradorite, And the turquoise. It was a great pleasure to choose the stones, their shapes, their colors, their purity ... Each selection of semi-precious stones is the occasion of unbelievable unpacking, to shine the eyes. We spend hours and days discussing stones, crimping and patterns! The desire to choose everything and to make incredible quantified jewelry is great but we must know how to stay in a reasoned production!

In Asia, artisans are used to working quietly, producing a few pieces for each model. All the jewels are hand-made, from A to Z. It is easy to create unique pieces but always very complicated to make produce the same jewelry in quantity. Omyoki strives to stick to local customs. We respect and tend to promote traditional Indian and Nepali skills. An avalanche of new ethnic and modern jewels await you the next months! Because to be in tune with this rhythm Indian and Nepali, jewels are created in unique pieces or mini collections. In this way, every craftsman pays maximum attention to the creation of each jewel. It's respect for unique work, hand-made work, work at Asian pace, far from the creations at the chain! The result is a job done with love and care, where each craftsman has the pleasure of the work done.

Indian jewelry craftsman
Ethical fashion, craft ring creation

In the continuity of this link between our Western world and developing countries with ancestral know-how, our jewelry designs are a fusion of styles at the crossroads between East and West. Omyoki still relies on traditional Asian designs, bringing a modern and Western touch.

This spring the focus has been on the diversification of semi-precious stones, adjustable rings and gilded jewelry. Ethnic jewelery and chic, understated silver jewelery remain at the heart of the Omyoki collections, with a little more golden gilded jewelry.

The new ethnic and bohochic jewelry are being created for the coming months. It will take a little more than a month for the first jewels to arrive! To be continued…

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Ethical fashion, craft ring creation

Fairtrade jewelry! Choose sustainable fashion

And if you choose an ethical fashion?

A line of ethnic bohochic silver jewelry

Omyoki offers a line of ethnic silver jewelry from fair trade. Handmade jewelery by talented craftsmen we have been looking for in the heart of Asia, India, Nepal, Thailand and Indonesia.

The style of our ethnic jewelry is largely influenced by Indian arabesques. Most of our creations have been designed in collaboration with artists from Rajasthan, a region of northern India known for its expertise in goldsmithing and stone cutting. You will also find original pieces made by Karen tribes from northern Thailand and other jewelry with perfumes from elsewhere.

With Omyoki you opt for an ethical fashion and contribute to a fair trade. You buy handmade jewelery from artisans in developing countries and thus support local crafts and families of small craftsmen.

We work with selected craftsmen, and we visited each workshop to ensure a good quality of working conditions, the non-employment of children, a respect for each craftsman. Omyoki offers fair prices, both for artisans and for its customers. This is how we are committed to fair trade.

Ethnic silver jewelry

Our ethnic jewelry with perfumes elsewhere are compositions in 925 silver and natural stones. The semi-precious stones come mainly from the region of manufacture of jewels. We favored moonstone, rose quartz, labradorite, turquoise and other natural stones from India and surroundings.

Fall on bohemian or more refined designs! Creations made with care and combining ethnic style and contemporary Western fashion.

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Kyanite, virtues and benefits

Kyanite, virtues and benefits

Properties of kyanite

Kyanite or cyanite is also called kyanite. His name was given to him by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789. It comes from the Greek "kuanos" or "blue". The kyanite is colorless and owes its famous blue color to the presence of chromiferous. Its color varies from blue to purple, passing through green, yellow, pink, white, brown and gray. The main deposits are located in Brazil, Nepal, but also in Austria, Kenya, Myanmar, Zimbabwe.

lithotherapy

Kyanite is the stone of "let go". It is a stone of intuition and self-acceptance. Soothing for deep fears and fears, kyanite promotes deep, restful sleep for both the mind and the body.

Anecdote

Kyanite is a stone sensitive to shocks and makes it a little stone used in jewelry. Yet some Asian cultures make jewelry in kyanite, for its virtues. The result is spectacular considering the aesthetics of the stone.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Kyanite or cyanite has a hardness of 4 to 5 on the faces of the prism and 6 to 7 transversely. It is a note on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone that is relatively fragile and sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your kyanite stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this delicate semi-precious stone.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers kyanite jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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Hemimorphite virtues, properties

Hemimorphite, virtues and benefits

Properties of hemimorphite

Hemimorphite is a fine stone, transparent to translucent, with colors ranging from colorless to white, yellow, gray, blue, purple, pink, green and brown. A quality hemimorphite stone is usually blue or green, and has some similarities to chrysocolla, smithsonite, and turquoise. The main hemimorphites lie in Australia, Algeria, Mexico, and Namibia.

lithotherapy

In lithotherapy it is a gem used for detox treatments, to cleanse and purify the liver and blood. It improves healing and reduces dermatological problems. Hemimorphite is a stone of inner calm. It opens us to communication with our inner selves and others.

Anecdote

Hemimorphite is an important source of zinc, since it contains more than 50%. It has two peculiarities, it is pyroelectric (electrically charged when heated) and piezoelectric (electrically charged when rubbed).

Stones and chakras

Hemimorphite can be used for the heart chakra and throat chakra.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Hemimorphite has a hardness of 5 on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone that is relatively fragile and sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your stones of hemimorphite it is enough to wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this delicate semi-precious stone.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers hemimorphite jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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Lotus flower, meaning

The lotus flower

The lotus flower, a Buddhist metaphor

The lotus flower represents a Buddhist metaphor. This beautiful flower blossoms in the middle of swamps, which represents the possibility for any individual to reach enlightenment, whatever his or her starting environment. The lotus draws its beauty from the darkness of the mud, which makes a reference to the Buddha who decided to give up his life of prince after seeing the old age and the death of his eyes. The lotus flower can symbolize the path of enlightenment:
• roots, purely material and below the surface of the water.
• leaves that open with the day above the surface of the water.
• Finally, the majestic flower that emerges from the heart and could be assimilated to enlightenment.

The lotus flower is related to the rebirth and development of the spirit. It symbolizes spiritual growth and the ability to rise beyond the obstacles of life.

Botany & history

As one of the oldest flowers on Earth and not much changed since its appearance, the lotus flower is paradoxically at the center of the most recent technological research ... It is its leaves that interest the researchers the most, and in particular their hydrophobic and self-cleaning properties, which allow them to remove all soils, even the most stubborn. This is the "lotus effect" due to a combination of electrical and physical properties at the nanometer scale, which makes the drops of water unable to adhere to the sheet, roll on it carrying away soiling. Researchers are now able to make self-cleaning windows inspired by these properties.

The sacred lotus also surprised scientists a few years ago because of the exceptional longevity of its seeds. In China, they found lotus seeds older than 1 000 in the dry bed of an ancient lake. They put them in cultivation ... and they managed to germinate them! This property is undoubtedly due to the hardness and the tightness of the envelope which protects the seeds.

They finally found that the sacred lotus flowers are "thermoregulatory": during the pollination period, they generate heat and can increase the ambient temperature up to 30 ° C! This would be a mechanism selected during evolution to attract pollinating animals.

Lotus Flower Jewelry

Omyoki offers Fleur de Lotus jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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Properties of pink quartz

Properties of pink quartz

Among the properties of pink quartz, the main one is to catalyze love and serenity. It is a fine, peach-colored stone with shades ranging from pale pink to deep pink, with varying degrees of transparency. Quartz is very present all over the planet and pink quartz is not a rare stone. The main deposits of pink quartz are found in Brazil and Madagascar, but also in India, Sri Lanka, Europe ...

Properties of pink quartz in lithotherapy

In lithotherapy pink quartz symbolizes love, initiation and serenity. Pink quartz fights inflammation of the genital system, such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. It removes anxiety, depression, insomnia. Rose Quartz is known to be a consoler, it is supposed to heal both physical and emotional wounds. His contact reassures, reinforces self-confidence and the ability to accept oneself as one is.

Anecdote

In the Greeks, pink quartz was the symbol of Initiation. For Muslims, it is contemplation and for the Indians it would be the stone of maternal deity.

Stones and chakras

Pink quartz can be used on the heart chakra.

Maintenance of pink quartz

Pink quartz has a hardness of 7 on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a fine stone relatively resistant to small shocks.

To maintain your pink quartz stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Rose Quartz Jewelry & Fair Trade

Omyoki offers pink quartz jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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