Story Of Amisha // Elegance Rebellion
Amisha is an exciting independent jewellery label presenting eclectic pieces that embody romance and timeless elegance whilst hinting at the spirit of passion and rebellion that come with just seeing where life takes you...
The collections are made up entirely of limited edition pieces, each one a unique arrangement of handcrafted silver and semi-precious stones. Each design carefully combines the colours and properties of the stones and crystals used to produce jewellery that complements and enhances the natural beauty of the wearer.
Amisha strives to build strong connections between business and communities and in a step that reflects the positive ideals expressed in the designs themselves, is proud to work carefully throughout the supply chain.
Amisha means, literally, someone who spreads 'the sweetest elixir of the heavens' all around her, and it is this spirit of vitality and radiant positivity we hope will be instilled in every piece of jewellery so that it will be carried by the wearer and shared wherever she goes.
"…he said the light festooned around her like a hundred tiny jewels falling, and in her eyes he saw elsewhere, and when she let down her hair he heard the wings of birds beating…"
Amisha jewellery has received widespread press including US Vouge, Harper's Baazar, Grazia and Easy Living.
For more about the inspiration behind the label, read Amisha Ghadiali's - Designer Profile.
Amisha Jewellery is made from recycled silver and semi-precious stones sourced from India, where designer Amisha Ghadiali's heritage is. All pieces are handmade by Amisha and a team of skilled craftsmen.
Amisha Ghadiali is an advocate and spokesperson for the sustainable fashion movement and is committed to raising awareness on the many issues. She was Associate Director of the Ethical Fashion Forum, and is a board member of Fashion Revolution Day. Amisha is a passionate storyteller about ethical fashion, and has contributed to a variety of publications, including for Ecouterre as their 'girl across the pond.' as well as regularly speaking at events and conferences about ethical/sustainable/eco fashion. She has many active projects in this arena such as Future Fashion, a series of events, films and podcasts highlighting the pioneers of the movement, and 12 Rules To Dress By, her guide to a sustainable wardrobe.
All of Amisha Jewellery is infused with the Karuna Reiki energy of compassionate action, making the properties of the each piece especially healing.
Meaning of Stones
Amethyst helps you to set realistic goals by enhancing memory and improving motivation. It helps to dispel negative feeling such as stress, pain, anger, fear and anxiety. Allowing you to be more focused and less scattered in your approach to life. It is a good for pain relief and insomnia.
Aquamarine is known as ‘the stone of courage.’ It helps to calm the mind and promote self-expression. It encourages responsibility and helps to overcome judgemental thoughts towards others.
Black Obsidian is volcanic rock that is formed by the rapid cooling of lava. It is known as ‘the stone of true pleasure,’ as it helps you to enjoy life more promoting compassion and strength. It helps you to understand your shadows more clearly and integrate them as positives characteristics. It aids in creativity and breaking boundaries.
Black Onyx is a strength giving stone. It helps to take you forward and make you the master of your own destiny. It promotes vigour, steadfastness and stamina. It aids you to make wise decisions and move with self-confidence. It helps you learn lessons from life and alleviates you from overwhelming fears and worries.
Black Tourmaline is known as ‘the stone of inspiration and activation.’ It encourages a positive attitude and stimulates creativity and new ideas. It helps to promote self-confidence and diminish fear, allowing you to understand yourself and others better. It is good for paranoia, and can protect against electromagnetic smog such as mobile phones.
Chrysophyne promotes love, truth and hopes. It helps to draw out your talents and stimulate creativity. It allows you to be open to new situations, supporting independence and encouraging commitment.
Citrine is known as ‘the stone of abundance.’ It is a happy and generous stone that enhances individuality and an optimistic outlook. It helps to raise self-esteem and self-confidence with its warming, energising and creative properties. It is said to hold the power of the sun and therefore helps to promote joy in life.
Garnet is known as ‘the stone of physical strength.’ It helps to sharpen your perceptions of yourself and other people. It removes inhibitions and taboos, opening up your heart and bestowing sexual confidence.
Green Fluorite is known as ‘the stone for the mind.’ It helps with learning and absorbing new ideas. It gives increases your concentration, self-confidence and dexterity. It helps you to dismiss illusions and think truthfully.
Iolite is a stone of vision and inspiration. It helps you to express your true self, by clearing your thoughts and freeing you from your expectations.
Labradorite is known as ‘the stone of destiny.’ It helps you to dispel illusions and find your true path. It enhances patience and knowledge of right timing. It is a stone of transformation, calming overactive minds and energising the imagination. It aids in banishing fears and insecurities. It is said to be like human beings; grey and dull when you first look, but full of colours when you hold them up to the light.
Pearls are thought to stir memories of love in your thoughts, feelings and body. These memories help to repair deep wounds created by unfulfilled needs in the past.
Peridot is known as ‘the stone of friendship.’ It helps reduce stress, tension, anger, jealousy and fear. It helps you to let go of the past and move forward with confidence and assertion, without being aggressive. It is good for the mind.
Quartz is an energy giving stone that nourishes and balances your mind, body and emotions.
Rainbow Moonstone is known as ‘the stone of intuition.’ It is a gentle, calming stone that opens your mind to impulses and serendipity. It strongly helps you to communicate better, both with yourself and other people, allowing you to be clearer and more open to new adventures.
Rose Quartz is known as ‘the stone of unconditional love.’ It encourages forgiveness, compassion and service to humanity. It helps to comfort against heartbreak, and invokes self-trust and self-worth. It promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds.
Smokey Topaz is known as ‘the stone of true love.’ It helps to bring you joy, abundance and generosity, making you want to spread sunshine. It helps you to release tension and allows you to be in the moment. It aids in openness and honesty, allowing you to see the big picture and the minute detail and how they interrelate to each other.
Snow flex Obsidian stone is volcanic rock that is formed by the rapid cooling of lava. It is known as ‘the stone of true pleasure,’ as it helps you to enjoy life more promoting compassion and strength. It helps you to understand your shadows clearer and integrate them as positives characteristics. It aids in turning isolation and loneliness into isolation into positive feelings.
"…I think of our bare feet in the dark grass outside the party. The air is full of lights. I miss your dark heart. I still go out at night and listen to the ruffle of large skirted dresses on the lawns of the rich. Come the summer, we'll be amongst them; full of bubbles and intensity like cool lunar moths…"
"….this is only half of your life. The rest of you is in some other language, littered with new sounds that my throat can't make; sounds like un cut gems – raw and beautiful…."
"…..He knew she was a dancer because when she moved, you felt things. She'd tuck her hair behind her ear and he'd think of marzipan and kids with patent leather shoes; she'd undress her bejewelled neck and he'd think of houses, in Venice, full of water….."
"….Walk with me down to the old wall by the river. We'll throw pebbles out to sea, pretending that they're wishes. You'll tell me about pearls and how even the hardest, gruffest grains give way to beauty…."
"…..When we dance we're dreams, written on the razor sharp edges of stars…."
"…..The moon was glazed pink, like a giant grapefruit. They walked the beach and then swam in the gasping water. She saw a flying fish. It was as though the moon had leapt from the water to face them…."
"….This is my dream world. We are staring off a sheer cliff-face looking out over the edge of the world. Orbits litter the sky like kisses. Everything feels circular when I'm with you. No matter how lost I get, we'll keep meeting, like this: on desert highways that are stammering their last goodbyes to the night…."
"….There, on the crisp dancefloor, she said to him, "Let's stay until the day robs the night time blind. Let's run home: I'll put your face in my hands and smile until you know that I mean it." He couldn't hear her above the roar of the music. Later they would whisper indecipherably about their being in love with the city…."
"...The light fractured in the window and fell onto the floor. It was as though perfect snow crystals were caught in the sunshine. As she looked up at the stained-glass framework she was struck by the way these angles quietly met and repeated, fitting together effortlessly and without a seam..."
"...As a child you watched movies about unicorns and talked to your toy cat at length. Now that you are older you calls yourself "solita" which means "she who is small and alone." "No," he said, the first time he heard you, "not alone; a one-off; unique...." "
The Five Elements
"Inspired by something so natural and part of our lives that we are almost unaware of it. The world is unthinkable without Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space, which together are the Five Elements. The balance of these elements both within ourselves and our surroundings shape our lives and our world. The deeper we contemplate each Element, the more we can relate to each other and understand our place in this world."