Moira Anne Artisan
A handcrafted collection of bohemian-chic jewelry designs with special stones and symbols that represent protection, abundance, peace and enlightenment. These one-of-a-kind works of art evoke energy, healing and empowerment as originally studied by ancient shamans and healers.
Moira Anne originals are affordable luxuries for men, women and children. She also hand beads a platinum runway collection of specialty pieces incorporating semi-precious stones and small treasures of art.
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One of our first collections, the word Buddha means "awakened one" or "enlightened one". The Buddha was an "ordinary" human like you and me before he became enlightened. Enlightenment is compared to waking up, because we suddenly experience a complete transformation of body and mind when we wake up. A Buddha is a person who has developed all positive qualities and eliminated all negative qualities. One could say that a Buddha represents the very peak of evolution, as he/she is omniscient or all-knowing. With his wisdom, a Buddha really understands the truth, whereas ordinary people live like in a dream, an illusion that prevents us from understanding reality properly.
The evil eye is thought to bring good luck and protection and is observed in Jewish, Christian and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist and Hindu societies.
The hamsa hand can be worn with the fingers pointing up or down, and both are believed to offer its owner happiness, peace, and prosperity, as well as protection from the ayin ha'ra, or the evil eye.
One of our favorite collections, as the Tusk symbolizes Ganesha, an elephant that has the strength to uproot a tree, but can also pick up a needle. Ganesha, a Hindu deity, has only one tusk, and the other is broken.
There is great symbolism in Ganesha's one tusk, meaning that a person is wise and beyond duality. The elephant is also a Buddhist symbol of mental strength. Wearing a tusk pendant asserts mental strength and wise character. Meant to be worn by individuals who want to symbolize they are strong in character.
Finally, we tend to think that we end when our bodies end in the material world. We are the first person. All else is different. This duality is created by the mind which creates the ego to help us survive in this world. This 'me-other' duality is the screen keeping us from realising our real Self, which is beyond body and mind. Once we transcend this duality, we see the entire Universe as a single whole and we become aware of our true Selves. The single tusk of Ganesha symbolises this non-duality. Wisdom allows us to see all as one and ourselves an integral part of the whole.
Collection of stones from around the world that represent nurturing, life giving.
The Tree of Life symbolizes many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty, and redemption. The tree's three main systems of roots, trunk and branches parallel human development of body, psyche and spirit. This cross cultural symbol is seen as a powerful symbol of growth, as the tree is the only living thing that continues to grow throughout its lifetime. The tree is also a symbol for the true self and serves as a positive, healthy model for the unfolding development of both psyche and spirit. As we grow and develop, a larger and more mature personality emerges and begins to flower and fruit, providing its gifts and bounties to the wider world.