Empower and Heal
As an intuitive designer for some 30 years, Annouhska's connection to stones has always been instinctive, but until recently she had never really understood why. Here she talks to Crystal Healer Reeya Avani
about the philosophy of those attractions and how tuning into these feelings might help us with the uncertainty we currently face.
“My engagement ring was the first piece of jewellery I ever designed. Completely at odds with my preconceived idea that I wanted an Emerald, I fell in love with a Ruby which just felt right. Since then I have learnt that it represents love, endurance and positivity. It has been my daily companion for some 31 years and has been with me through all the joys and foibles of life.” —Annoushka Ducas
A sister to the all powerful amethyst, when exposed to naturally occurring pressure, citrine can change colour from a soft yellowy gold, to gentle purple, as well as being able to hang in a ethereal-like state between the two, known as ametrine. Citrine is said to share all of the same healing and uplifting properties as amethyst, as well as inspiring motivation and self-expression.
Mythology 18ct Gold Citrine Beetle Ring
Dusty Diamonds 18ct White Gold Small Citrine Earrings
Dusty Diamonds 18ct Gold Citrine Earring Drops
Mythology 18ct Gold Citrine Beetle Charm
Like ruby, sapphire derives from the mineral corundum and as such they share
the same chemical composition, mineral structure and arguably the same healing
properties. It’s just a minute trace of a particular impurity which decided if a
corundum gem will be a deep red ruby or striking blue, yellow or orange sapphire.
Blue sapphire is said to be the stone of mental focus, linked to the 3rd eye chakra,
which is the source of intuition, wisdom and insight.
Crown 18ct White Gold Blue Sapphire Ring
Mythology 18ct Rose Gold Sapphire Chilli Charm
18ct Gold Sapphire Vine Bracelet
Hidden Reef 18ct Gold Sapphire Stud Earrings
Linked to ancient Hindu culture and deity Krishna, the god of tenderness, compassion
and love, ruby is often described as “ratnaraj” or the “king of precious stones”. Its
deep, warm tones are meant to bring uplifting frequencies, inspiring passion, romance
“The connection I have to the Ruby in my engagement ring is
incredibly special, I honestly look at it every day and adore it
as much as I did the first time I put it against my skin—its
warmth and depth of colour is delicious!” —Annoushka Ducas
18ct Gold Ruby & Sapphire Wild Rose Necklace
18ct Gold Ruby Vine Leaf Bracelet
Crown 18ct White Gold Ruby Ring
18ct Rose Gold Ruby Red Right Hand Necklace
Described as a power stone, amethyst is thought to bring and attract positive energy
to both the wearer and their home. A crystal believed for centuries to represent
protection, guidance and clarity, it seems like a valuable partner for troubled times.
“Very often clients will come to me with a long list of ailments, but at the core is
stress and anxiety. Amethyst can really dissipate that stress, encouraging your internal
intuition and in turn your spiritual growth and inner strength.” recalls Reeya.
Mythology 18ct Rose Gold Amethyst Olive Seed Charm
Dusty Diamonds 18ct Gold Amethyst Earrings
Mythology 18ct Rose Gold Amethyst Beetle Ring
Dusty Diamonds 18ct Gold Amethyst Mini Earring Drops
It’s believed that quartz is a mood uplifting and balancing stone, aiding confidence
and self-esteem. Rose quartz in particular, which can be dated back to ancient
Roman, Egyptian and Greek civilisations where it was used as a potent talisman, is
described as a crystal which opens the heart to all kinds of love, including self-love; a
message we can all hold close today.
“I always bring clear quartz into my daily wear as its energy is very similar to the
diamond, in that it has the capacity to amplify” says Reeya.
Dusty Diamonds 18ct White Gold Rose Quartz Earrings
Mythology 18ct Rose Gold Rose Quartz Beetle Charm
Mythology 18ct Gold Smoky Quartz Acorn Seed Pendant
Dusty Diamonds 18ct Rose Gold Olive Quartz Earring Drops
It’s believed that our primal brains instinctively seek refractions of light. Much like the
reflections of water which we need to live, it’s often been suggested that this might
explain our obsession with diamonds! The strongest mineral in form and arguably in
reputation, the diamond is also said to hold a higher frequency of energy than other
crystals, perhaps further explaining its powerful allure and all-round mesmerising
“Diamond is a good stone to wear daily because it works with all the chakras and
across the energy field. When paired with other stones, it amplifies the energies—
radiating positivity” says Reeya.
Marguerite 18ct White Gold Diamond Small Stud Earrings
Mythology 18ct Rose Gold Spinning Heart Locket Charm
Crown 18ct White Gold Diamond Ring
Eclipse 18ct Gold Brown Diamond Fine Hoop Earrings