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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Promoting Healing or Fulfilling Desires with: Mala Beads

diamond eyed dragon bracelet
made with Tibetan mala beads made
from yak bone 

Mala beads - those strings of beads you see wrapped around peoples wrists or subtly tucked under their collars. You've seen them in other Eastern practices such as on Buddhist monks, but what are they? What do they really represent?

On a mala, or set of mantra counting beads, there are generally 108 beads. The question often arises: Why are there 108 beads on a mala? there are quite a few meanings -- I'll just list a few:

Desires: There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals.

Lies: There are said to be 108 lies that humans tell.

Delusions: There are said to be 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance.

Heart Chakra: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna, leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to self-realization.

Goddess names: There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

1, 0, and 8: Some say that the number 1 stands for God or higher Truth, the number 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and the number 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

Snakeskin zip-a-long w/beaded wrist-let 
blessed Tibetan mala beads

Feeling Sick? Wear Some Coral

Records dating back thousands of years confirm that coral was used in decorative art objects. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace. And even dreams about coral are believed to foretell recovery from a long illness. 

Coral is a good aid for meditation or visualization. It symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.

So where can you find this natural healer? Coral can be found in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Australia, the South Pacific, the waters of Japan, Africa and right here at Turchin Jewelry. :)
Garden of the Sea
Red coral w/ Golden Vermeil beaded
 accents and signature clasp closure.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Stress + Crystals = Calm Mind?

A raw amethyst 
A raw Aquamarine 
Crystals and Gemstones have amazing healing properties. For example, Amethyst is well known for dissolving negative energy against stress and nightmares, and is also said to be good for headaches, eyes, scalp, and hair. Aquamarine is a stone of courage. It's calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind, and it was also carried by sailors as a talisman against drowning. Cool right? And the best part is Turchin Jewelry has them both!
Aquamarine and 22K gold dipped Wrap Bracelet 
Amethyst and black coal bracelet 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

No Valentine...No Problem!!!!

Caramel Love M.O.P (Mother of Pearl)
dipped in 22k gold.
This year, you don't have a Valentine. :( So, what?! Be your own Valentine!

Get yourself something sweet and turn on that swag! Go out -- show off your new-found confidence!

If you're having a hard time finding your gift, let Turchin Jewelry lend you a hand. We have one-of-a-kind hand-made pieces that you can customize to your liking. How awesome is it to know that you're the only person with that necklace on!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Love? Worth $2,800 dollars!

So, Valentine's Day is around the corner -- have you gotten your special someone something? :)

Well, the good thing is that you still have time, so why not get them a one-of-a-kind gift from Turchin Jewelry? Or, you can write us, at, telling us, in 100 words or less, what love means to you.

You can win a Ruby and Diamond Gold Ring, valued at $2,800.00. There's nothing better than giving your lucky lady a beautiful hand-made can always keep it for yourself. The winner will be announced on February 14th.

Monday, February 6, 2012

From Our Hands to Yours

 Here at Turchin love and light we believe that love is the answer. Our desire to promote global awareness, peace, love, and compassion is not only seen through our designs, but also through the way we live our lives. Along with our talented group of creative artists, we hand craft, design, and cast each piece with our philosophies. our jewelry are always hand assembled right here in the store, we also receive unique hand carved pieces from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Africa, and India , now join me on this one of a kind fashion journey.....