Arm Candy With Soul - July 2013
I don't want a huge portion of this blog to be about food, although you can pretty much count on at least one restaurant being reviewed a week, as there always seem to be new ones worth mentioning. (One of my readers recently told me that I'm often talking about eating. I don't think I really do, and try to find a balance somewhere between stuffing my face, shopping and life generally…and writing about it all.)
Anyway, on to non-food related things.
Sun Moon Rain's creations are delicious in an inedible way and I've been a fan of their healing crystals and their simple designs ever since I was given my armful by a very good friend a few months ago for my birthday.
Made to last, these are really properly and carefully constructed and finished off with 18kt gold charms. I hate it when charms on bracelets tarnish and look tired; these don't, and won't, which goes some way to explaining the price tag.
Written about in yesterday's Urban - I love this ST supplement, it's my Friday must-read - I am very proud that Shabnam has done so well with her creations that I have been sporting non-stop ever since I got them; every day and night, even when I'm swimming. They never come off.
A big part of their magic is in the stones themselves - which have healing powers - without being too new-agey for most people's taste. They give a whopping 20% of all sales to charity, which is also pretty magical I think.
Each bracelet has a short explanation attached to it when you buy it, to tell you the stone's qualities:
My favourites, which I am wedded to, are her Seven Chakra which contains seven types of coloured stones in one bracelet coupled with a yellow gold lotus charm and three yellow sapphires (worn in the first photo, $450) as well as the classic but pretty Rose Quartz.
They vary in price depending on which charms are chosen. All signature bracelets retail at $99, except for the turquoise (properties of which are described in the photo above) which sells at $150.
My other bracelets (also pictured above) are aquamarine, which is said to help promote sleep - I could do with a bit of that - citrine and coral.
What's seriously clever about all this from the creator's perspective, is the more you wear, the better they look:
Sun Moon Rain is available from Tribeca in Mandarin Gallery and Pact in Orchard Central. The brand is also stocked in Bali, Jakarta, Thailand, the Maldives…and Oz.