We are medical professionals who one day sat down and began to design jewelry pieces from stone beads that had been acquired over the past 35 years. The bracelets and necklaces “spoke” to us because of the beauty of the stones but also because of the spiritual meanings of the combinations of stones in each piece. After deciding to pursue the designing of the bracelets and necklaces for ourselves and the realization that the “beading” sessions were therapeutic as well as productive, another decision was made.
While acquiring different stone beads (on a trip to Asia) that included turquoise, lapis, coral, cinnabar, jade, quartz (of all types) and crysocolla, we found that the hand carved stones were the loveliest. Researching the carved pieces, we also found that some of the carvings included the Chinese Character for longevity, the lotus flower representing serenity and dragon carvings, which represented protection. After a brief discussion, Long Life Sisters was born.
We continue to acquire the gemstone beads and continue to design the pieces in accordance with the colors, meanings and attractiveness of the designs. Each piece is unique and contains at least one carved longevity stone, one carved lotus flower stone bead or one dragon carved stone bead. We also both agree that each stone bead should be made of genuine semi-precious or precious gemstone beads.
We hope that you are able to enjoy our pieces as much as we do while we are creating them.