Sunday, March 25, 2012

Juicy Tourmaline

 Woof ...Woof I never knew that Tourmaline is usually black,I have always loved the array of colors of tourmaline I have seen like the greens and blues, my girls love the pinks and reds too! There is also what is known as watermelon tourmaline, which is a crystal with green on the outside and pink in the middle.
Hmm this looks like some kind of candy to me..we all know I have a poddlishess sweet tooth!

The green tourmaline brings success. The pink tourmaline will bring love and friends. Tourmalated quartz aids peace of mind. check out the tourmaline and emerald wrap bracelet from , my girls are buggin me to buy it for them, it wouldn't be so bad but i am juggling a few girlfriends at the moment...don't hate me cause i am a stud!!
Peace Out- Ringo

Malachite Gemstone Meaning

Woof Woof as you all know I am back from my world travels and have found some interesting facts about gemstones that I want to continue to share with you! I love Malachite the color is woof...awesome and something about it just pulls me in..lets see why.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children, It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers too ah ha thank goodness I had my malachite bead bracelet on!

 Malachite  is also said to aid  in helping a business become successful and help protect against undesirable business associations. It is also  a stone of balance in relationships, I am balancing a few relationships at the moment, you see  there is Erika the blond poodle then Sammi the Ebony Chihuahua, oh and I cant forget Jolene the fluffy Pomeranian..ooh I need some balance!

Back to Malachite meanings I also found out that the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used malachite for jewelry and ground it to use as eye shadow!! Hmmm maybe I should get some of that eyeshadow for my girls...what do you think?
Check out the malachite wrap bracelet below!

Ciao for now - Love Ringo

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Good Luck Elephant Bracelet

Hi fans and followers I have just come back from a trip to India and wanted to share some tails..woof...woof of my adventures with you!! First off I want to start with The elephant symbolism, Elephants are a big part of Buddhism and Hinduism so I wanted to explore this creature's myths and meaning.
I learned to the Hindu way of thought, the elephant is found in the form of Ganesha who is the god of luck, fortune, protection and is a blessing upon all new projects. Ganesha is intent on bulldozing obstacles on your behalf ...woof... howl at the moon I adore this idea ya know I am a little guy and could really use a big strong lady elephant on my side..hee hee!! Ok back to bizness.
Some Asian cultures also believe the elephant is a cosmic creature...ooh  I am feeling sooo 60's here strawberry fields forever, oh sorry got off on a tangent... and carries the world upon it's back (much like the tortoise does in some tribal Native American myths).

If we dream and how I love to dream..woof... the elephants then would be sending us a message that we are able to deal with any obstacle we are faced with at this time. Dream elephants represent power, sovereignty, stability, and stead-fastness. If you dream that you are riding an elephant this suggests you have a tendency to be the leader of the family, and others are heavily depending on you. If you dream of elephants in a circus this suggests you have a cavalier attitude about a situation in your life and you may want to invest more attention to it....hmmm last night I dreamt I was skinny dipping with 4 blond poodles...oh I guess that wouldn't count, ok so forget that please rewind, remember the elephant is strong, powerful and helps to remove any of our obstacles as we all could use from time to time!!
Love to you all-

What are Prayer Beads or Mala's??

Woof Woof , I keep hearing all this talk about "Prayer Beads" Turchin uses them in their jewelry designs so here is what I found. 
 Prayer beads are used by members of various religious traditions such as Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, Anglicanism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Bahá'í Faith to count the repetitions of prayers, chants or devotions, such as the rosary of Virgin Mary in Christianity and dhikr (remembrance God) in Islam.
 The number of beads also vary I read but this depends on the different religion in use, man you human's have a lot of religions already its hard for this puppy to keep up with them all!!! Islamic prayer beads are called "Misbaha", "Tasbih" or "Tesbih", usually have either 99 or 33 beads. Buddhists and Hindus use the Japa Mala which usually has 108 beads, these are the Mala beads that use...ah ha interesting....HOWL!
I also learned that all kinds of materials are used to make mala beads such as seeds of the rudraksha tree, beads made from the wood of the tulasi plant, animal bone, sandalwood, rosewood, ebonywood, or seeds from the Bodhi tree or seeds of the lotus plant. Semi-precious stones like carnelian and amethyst are also used.
So Cool... I LOVE learning new things I also love the fact that uses these very beautiful and deeply meaningful beads as part of their unique love is the answer inspired jewelry, cause we all know I am just a pudding of a poodle mushy to the wooshy as we say in poodle speak, LOVE to you all -
Ringo signing out!!20]

Friday, March 23, 2012

 Quartz Crystal is a clear variety of quartz that was first found high in the frozen mountains of the Alps. Ancient people believed it was a form of ice crystals that would never melt. It is said to have cooling powers and is a romantic stone. hmmmm woof woof that's pretty silly even I know that quartz is a crystal, I wonder if their were dogs back then?? Any hoo I love those Quartz triple wrap bracelet from Turchin Jewelry.

If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home, woof ...Howl give me some of that!!

Lapis lazuli is an ancient gem, and has a storied history. Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. WOOF the burying thing again what’s with ancient cultures woof and the dead stuff woof woof it creeps me out! But I do love this Lapis wrap bracelet above sooo chic!

Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status were often buried with this gem stone. woof ewwww...yuyucky I only want to buried with my bone...or maybe this carnelian wrap bracelet above its super cool!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ganesha Removes Those Nasty Obstacles

Howl....have you heard the Buddhist Ganesha Elephant represents removing obstacles.

An elephant's trunk has the strength to uproot a tree as well as the finesse to pick  up a needle.
Ganesha's trunk symbolises the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination. Ganesha has large ears. The wise person hears all.
He has four hands. In one hand he holds a lotus, the symbol of enlightenment. In the other hand he holds a hatchet. That is, the old karma, all your sankars (values), the accumulated good and bad of past deeds get cut when enlightenment comes.
The third hand holds laddus, the round sweet-meats. They are the rewards of a wise life.
Ganesha is never shown eating the laddus. The wise man never partakes of the rewards of his deeds. He is not attached to them. The fourth hand is shown blessing the people. The wise man wishes the best for everyone.
Woof Woof I think I was an Elephant in another life!
Love and Kindness to you all

I Love Pendants in Multiples!!

Woof Woof I cant get enough of these pendants from Turchin
Love and Light Jewelry, "Dig" this my fellow pooches and humans who love jewelry
these pendants can be layered as shown below for the ultimate in chic, forget about
one boring pendant on a chain the NEW thing is this multiple pendants layering!
Woof Howl at the moon I love the half moon here its adorned with edible looking
sapphire it makes me hungry...I think I slobbered....sorry!
Holey Canoley the other pendants shown below are just as fabulous the torch is
fully encrusted with diamonds I heard you can buy it without all the gems as well, much lower
price too, and the coin it symbolizes Love and Light...I LOOOOVE that too.
The hand is a compassion hand and oh boy do I like a little compassion every day!
 Woof I have been told the pendant on this Mother of Pearl Necklace below has garnets in between the Mother of Pearl Beads and that the sword pendant represents cutting though adversities or problems; hubba hubba with that model below carrying me around I wouldn't have many problems to get through she's dreamy, ooooh...oh yeah back to the Necklace I would wear this in a heartbeat the color combo looks Fab with my Strawberry blonde fur!
Love to you all always,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Photo Shoot Pictures

Woof Woof its been a while I know since I've posted but they have kept me soo busy here at what with designing a new website that will be up in a few weeks to shooting our new catalog ya know I styled that photo shoot and its pretty hot here in Miami, I get winded after a few hours I'm not the young pup I used to be! I want to share some of the fabulous pictures with you!!
Love to you all!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Compassion hands

During my Soul searching and travels I came upon the word Compassion a lot…WOOF so I began to ask around and found some interesting meanings for this woof…woof powerful word!

From the dictionary compassion means to recognize the suffering of others, then take action to help.
I asked Author Fredrick Buechner, he describes the meaning of compassion in these words: "Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too." Ahh wow how deep is that woof… woof… my skin would be pretty itchy for most people to get into but be my guest…woof!

Then when I was in Ireland I asked U2 lead singer Bono, he explains that the meaning of compassion for people is to focus on those in need… ok I am beginning to understand this compassion thing.

The Bible defines the meaning of compassion in several ways. We are to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves … defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Proverbs 31:8-9, NIV). We do this by taking action instead of just talking about helping others!!!

I Love Compassion Dear friends help me woof…woof.. and let us show some compassion every day that way it can become a habit, an amazing habit that can generate so much good throughout the world…woof…I need a bone now I got so excited!

Till next time

wishes can come true!!!!

Turchin Aladdin w/ruby wishes
Hmm…. I was thinking today about  the Genies Lamp and Woof I  was wondering you know how dog’s do sometimes, how does that genie get in that little lamp and what’s with the wishes…woof I could use a lifetime worth of bones..woof..woof.

This is what I learned while on my Spiritual Quest…

The "Bottle" or "Lamp" is but the container of the genie. This represents YOU…oh how cool…woof…The Genie is the manifestation "driver" of a wish, or THOUGHT. The granting of a wish is known as the Transmission, the process of carefully weighing the odds…hmmm…I can weigh stuff..woof, woof.

One reason the genie often "gets it wrong" or apparently "grants you a wish deceptively" is to show us (by the story) that undisciplined (disruptive or out of control) thinking transmission is dangerous, and unfocused awareness brings you unfocused results.

Ahhh I get it..woof I need to focus my wishes or my wants, ah ha…woof!

 If you don't like what you received for your "wish order”, we need to realize it was your own fault for not thinking the wish out not truly focusing on it with all we have…WOOF…I wish for a Really BIG Bone with all my HEART!!!!!

Love u guys_ Ringo.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I wish you love and light???

What does it mean when people say I wish you love and light…Victoria Beckham famously ends all her tweets with love and light…woof she’s cute!

I am going to talk first about colors of our Chakras (There are seven main energy centers (chakras) of the body. These chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others).
Turchin Love and Light Coin
 Embellished with red Sapphires
 Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet are an important part of our life. Our physical body is consisted of three different energies, known as water, air, earth…woof …woof I love colors especially in “bones”.
Turchin Love and Light Coin seen
here with the Turchin Logo Torch

Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
 Solar Plexus Chakra - Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
Heart Chakra - Our ability to love.
Location: Center of chest just above heart.
Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate.
Location: Throat.
Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
Crown Chakra - The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
Location: The very top of the head.

Turchin Collection necklace
 with Love and Light Coin.
When  people or dogs talk of Light, it means white light, which is formed by mixing these seven colors, cool…woof…I like mixing it up… we wish that your all seven Chakras are balanced and your health, wealth and finances are in good shape.
When we say ‘Love’ to you, it just means that your life is full of love and you are truly loved by all around you. We always wish you to have a love filled happy life and that your life itself is a blessing.

Love and Light to all of you my friends!!!

The sacred stone a goddess

So my assistant and I were out taking my usual walk when I stumbled upon an emerald...(gasp) almost brought me to tears...sniffle ...sniffle... its said that Emeralds have been sacred and prized for over 4000 years, woof that's like 28,000 in dog years!!! . They were used by priests and rulers of both Ancient Egypt and Greece. Also believed to aid in seeking the truth in clouded emotions because of its ability to make the "right" choice.

Labradorite and emerald GV elle
Emerald's are beneficial in healing the heart, lungs and would heal any disease of the eyes. The emerald would be placed in a container of water overnight and the water would be poured on the eyes the next day. mmm I wonder if that really works.... woof..woof... many women over the centuries have even chosen emeralds over diamonds....what...howl... as their wedding stone..(that says a lot...)

having memory problems???... woof I know my attention span isn't the best ,and keeping this gemstone in your work space can improve your memory and increases your mental skills.. I think its time to add some emeralds to my collar and it just gets better did you know that green is the color of..... no... besides money..., no... but really  it's the color of hope and healing...ommmmmmm
Angelina Jolie looking amazing  in her emerald earrings

love and light

Monday, February 20, 2012

peace peace baby!!!!!!!

 Many people and dogs ask me how to find inner peace...hmmm….not an easy answer but this story helped me to understand it a little better…woof…woof!

This ring’s meaning is that these
 compassionate dragons are holding
 the world up in peace!!

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them….what a difficult conundrum…woof…big word of the day…woof!

Our Peace Sign Hand
with Black Diamonds!!
One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.

But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest - in perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?

"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart.
That is the real meaning of peace."
Our Peace Sign Hand pendant
also available in Sterling Silver

Peace Bead Bracelet
WOOF!!!! How enlightening is that, so even when that German Sheppard next door howls all night I need to find PEACE in my heart…ok I will try!

Peace be w/ you my friends
Love_ Ringo

Cross This: the historic and fashionable meaning behind this symbol.

 Turchin sterling silver and black
 Diamond Cross pendant
The basic shape of a cross, has since prehistoric times…wow ..woof that’s a long time ago…
been used in almost every culture throughout the world and all similar shapes of the cross
Turchin Serpent and Cross
 Collection Necklace
symbol has super different meanings.
The cross symbolized health, fertility, life, immortality, the union of heaven and earth, spirit and
matter, the sun, the stars...woof I love the stars!!!

The Cross has also represented the human form, (what about dogs???)
with its four points it has been used as the four directions: north, south, east, and west;
the 4 seasons; the four elements; the four winds...woof… woof I never knew this!
Ozzy Ozbourne in a Cross

Fast forward to modern times and the Cross has become not just a religious or historic symbol
But a very fashionable one!!! Woof Woof…gotta love that!

With Hugs and Kisses

In the 1980’s pop icon Madonna
 made wearing crosses very fashionable

Friday, February 17, 2012

Artisan's old school and still cool

silver gemstone rings
Just how old school is the word artisan well I did some research and during the middle ages artisan's were individual's who'd perfected basically..woof, woof.. mastered a skill....  they were known for their keen attention to detail, creative thinking and ability to work with their hands, an artisan was a  skilled manual worker, they were divided into two groups those who owned their own business called masters and those who didn't, the owners enjoyed a higher social status in their communities..hmmm woof...I think I could get used to being the master for a change!!!

The masters of Turchin love and light jewelry
These creators spend countless hours and energy in honing their skills to produce breathtaking crafted pieces.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diamond in the Ruff (Ringo's Return)

Hello, hello! -- Ringo here. So sorry to keep all my awesome readers waiting for my return. I went on a spiritual retreat to find my inner animal, and guess what: I'm a dog, inside and out! woof woof! I'd like to thank my assistant on getting the blog up and running, so lets get back to the business and talk diamonds... I hear they're a girl's best friend, which is cool cause dogs are man's best friend.
Everyone knows quite a lot of information on diamonds... Did you know that diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love? Looking for a way to get out of the dog house?? Get your favorite human a big shiny diamond! Besides being the hardest mineral of all, diamonds are able to reflect light in a manner that no other jewel can. They have the ability to reach deep into us and open more spiritual doors than any other stone. Do you dare to dream your own destiny? Diamonds are here to help you accomplish that.:)
22k triple rock ring
with 1.5 carats of white diamond
Gold and diamond embellished
hand woven Artesian design

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Most POWERFUL Stone in the UNIVERSE

All hail the KING of gemstones 
Rubies are said to bring about peace and can help ward off bad dreams, when placed under your pillow. They may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the Ruby can bring feelings of anxiety or worry. Worn the right places can be very beneficial, like wearing a ruby ring on your left hand for protection.
solar plexus 
Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. It is also the symbol of vitality and royalty. Rubies are known to aid the flow of blood and circulation. Feeling sick? Did you know rubies can actually cleanse and remove infections or germs in the blood? How great is that?!
 ruby encrusted serpent
22k gold plated silver and encrusted with red rubies