Feeling at One
With Your Jewelry
Zen Jewelz by: Jen M.
Zen and the Art of
By Dana Mirman
Looking for a new way to
bring harmony, balance and spirituality to your life? Also want to
add style and flair to your personal appearance? Zen Jewelz
launches Zen and the art of Gemstones.
“More people are seeking
ways of healing these days,” observes jewelry designer Jennifer
Mirman of Zen Jewelz. “And my gemstone jewelry combines healing
with fashion and enhances my clients’ quality of life in a stylish
way. I am known for the quality of gemstones I use in my pieces.”
Gemstones have healing
properties which can improve the wearer’s quality of life,
Jennifer explains, while also looking beautiful.
A Fashion Institute of
Technology graduate and married mother of three boys, Jennifer,
36, was amazed when she realized that gems have healing power.
“I was exploring Reiki and
various kinds of healing, and I was drawn to gemstones,” Jennifer
explains. “I was feeling energy moving through the stones. It was
powerful. And I thought, maybe there’s more to these stones than
just their beauty.’”
Intrigued, Jennifer got a
book about gemstones, and was startled by what she learned.
“It was incredible. I looked
at the gemstones and the feeling I got was exactly what the book
said I would be experiencing.”
Convinced of the gemstones’
power and inspired by their beauty, Jennifer got to work and
designed a stunningly beautiful line of bracelets, necklaces and
earrings which is on the cutting edge of both spiritual healing
She launched Zen Jewelz last
year. The jewelry has been a huge success. Pieces are currently
www.zenjewelz.com or by appointment.
Jennifer’s commitment to an
aesthetic philosophy which she calls “simple elegance” is present
in every aspect of the jewelry line, from the pieces themselves to
the presentation of the jewelry in exquisite boxes and displays.
“I hand-select all the
gemstones,” Jennifer explains, “and I use only high-quality
gemstones with sterling silver and 18-karat gold to compliment
Jennifer also takes the
additional step of “cleansing” all her stones before using them, a
process taken from Native American custom in which Jennifer burns
sage to “clear the stones’ energy” and to ensure positive energy
is associated with each gem.
To understand how wearing
Jennifer’s jewelry can heal your life, one must first understand
the basics of chakras. Her collections are based on the chakra
system. “There are seven main chakras, or meridians, in the
body,” says Jennifer, “and each chakra corresponds to a different
gemstone that can balance that area. When one chakra is off
balance, your life can get off balance, and wearing gemstones can
The first chakra, for
instance, is the “root chakra,” which is about being “grounded,
providing security, success, and balance.” To impact this chakra,
Jennifer wears Smokey quartz or garnet.
The second chakra is the
sacral chakra, which is connected to sexuality, passion and
intimate emotions, and which can be aided by carnelian. The solar
plexus, or power center, is the site of the third chakra, which
relates to good fortune, joy, energy and vitality and for which
one would wear citrine or tiger’s eye.
Next is the fourth chakra, at
the heart, which affects love, peace, hope and compassion; wear
peridot and tourmaline to balance this chakra.
If you are interested in
self-expression and creativity, then you’ll want to wear an item
featuring aquamarine, blue topaz or blue lace agate in order to
open up your fifth chakra, the throat chakra.
Amethyst is the gem which
corresponds to the sixth chakra, which sits at the brow or the
“third eye,” and which generates intuition, clairvoyance and
psychic senses. Finally, to impact the seventh chakra, at the
crown of the head, select jewelry featuring clear quartz and
you’ll increase your wisdom, spirituality and enlightenment.
To achieve an overall
balancing affect, Jennifer also offers chakra balancing jewelry,
which impacts all the chakras in one piece.
For Jennifer, the best part
of designing has been the incredible feedback and testimonials
she’s received from her clients.
“The results that my clients
have been getting from wearing the jewelry are just amazing,” she
reports. “One woman bought a tiger’s eye necklace for good
fortune. She called me later that evening to say that she sold her
house that very same day. And another client received an
aquamarine necklace (for courage and self expression) as a gift
and the following week she became engaged.”
Jennifer has big plans for
the future of Zen Jewelz. She has been working with Bloomingdales
doing private trunk shows with record breaking sales. In the near
future she plans to travel to celebrities, providing a unique
service for them by creating one of a kind jewelry on the spot
with a special healing and spiritual feel!
Through her creations for Zen
Jewelz, Jennifer is helping her clients to realize their dreams─
and for Jennifer, that in itself is her own dream come true.