This is a talisman to affirm our responsibility to protect, nurture and teach our own and all vulnerable children with strength, grace and understanding. Opal has long been associated with love and innocence.
- Includes 1 necklace, 1 bracelet and 1 set of studs
- Handcrafted using 925 sterling silver or 18k gold vermeil
- Locally designed and sourced
- Necklace is available in 14″–16″ or 16″–18″ length
- Studs are available in pair of ally script, pair of gemstones or 1 ally script and 1 gemstone
Each piece comes beautifully custom wrapped in a pink suede pouch and ribboned box. The full set is then placed in a 8″x10″ canvas bag that can be reused for makeup, jewelry, art supplies, travel or organization.
Infused by master reiki practitioner Maristela Beckman to promote women’s empowerment, strength and courage. Reiki is known as the universal light energy, balancing energy flow and improving wellbeing.
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
The Ally Series was envisioned by our founder Karla and commissioned to jewelry artist Tianna Bastien. These pieces were created with a team of all women to capture not only what allyship means to Karla, but also the strength we all have and the power we possess when coming together.
This series combines key areas of social justice and advocacy with gemstones that provide healing and release positive energies into the world. To pair with the cause of Children’s Rights, she selected the opal, which is said to inspire hope, innocence, purity and happiness with its prism of color. Opal illuminates positive thoughts and emotions towards oneself.
LETTER FROM KARLA:
There are two moments that come to mind that made me aware of just how vulnerable so many children are in the world. The first was when I has a business that had me exploring the love and relationship sector and I got a glimpse into how many children – mostly girls – were exploited and sold into trafficking throughout the world. The statistics would shock anyone.
The second was when I started working with at-risk youth and youth in the correctional system in the St. John’s Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. Every visit would show me more and more examples of how some kids are barely given a chance to succeed and experience so much trauma. When I started working with Jane at Child Welfare Political Action Committee and learning more about our foster system (which does a terrible job of protecting the kids in it), my eyes were opened even more.
We need to do better, not just for our own children or those in our neighborhood, but for those that don’t have their own support system. This piece reminds me that it is my responsibility, as I believe it is all of ours, to do what I can to help children to succeed and thrive. This is my beacon and call to keep working, as the results are always worth it.
100% of the proceeds of sale will be donated to Assault Recovery Centres as part of our Acts of Kindness Project. To find out more, check out our How We Give page.