After collecting gemstones from over the world for the past 35+ years and after visiting gemstone rich countries (including the United States), we decided to use the stones in my collection to make jewelry for ourselves. While acquiring different stone beads that included turquoise, lapis lazuli, coral, cinnabar, jade, quartz (of all types), and chrysocolla, we found that the hand-carved stones were the loveliest and most unique. We researched the carved pieces, found that some of the carvings included the Chinese Character for Longevity, the Lotus Flower representing Rebirth & Purity and carved Dragon stones, which represented Power & Protection. After a brief discussion, LONG LIFE SISTERS was born.
Our stones were all lovely, colorful & spiritual, therefore we began to use the stones to create bracelets & necklaces. Because we made so many pieces, the decision was made to begin to sell and share our creations on the open market. We also decided that each piece of jewelry would be unique & different from each other AND each would contain either a carved Longevity, Dragon or Lotus Flower, making the pieces symbolic and meaningful for all.
The newly created bracelets and necklaces “spoke” to us because of the beauty of the stones but also because of the spiritual meanings of the combinations of the stones in each piece.
Our collections are designed in accordance with the color, meanings, and beauty of the designs. All pieces in our collections are made of genuine semi-precious and precious gemstone beads as well as vintage glass beads from all over the world.
We hope that you are able to enjoy our pieces as much as we do while we are creating them.