Not all police officers abuse their power, but police brutality continues to be an issue, especially in the Black community. The gems in this bracelet have powerful properties but I chose them primarily for their color– I specifically wanted to make a black and blue bracelet because those two colors are often associated with both bruising and the police.
Materials: 12mm matte Onyx base with four offset blue gems (Blue Cat’s Eye, Blue Druzy Agate, Lapis Lazuli and Blue Sand)– single hematite accent bead near the clasp, next to a single lava rock.
Band: Heirloom-quality, reinforced steel cable.
Clasp: Finished with an over-sized, stainless steel shackle clasp, which can be engraved with your first or last initial. The clasp has three size settings so that you can adjust it to just the right drape for your wrist. As symbolic as it is striking, the shackle clasp is representative of overcoming the things that bind us– both personal and systemic.
Properties: Blue Sand is said to create health and luck. Lapis Lazuli is said to represent peace and enlightenment. Druzy Agate creates healing and balance. Blue Cat’s Eye represents discipline and concentration. I consider matte onyx to be a grounding stone. The lava rock is a reminder that flames (or bad experiences) can create something beautiful. And the sparkly hematite gem absorbs negative energy– as well as providing a little natural bling. There are four blue gems because the number four is associated with the energy of justice
Charity: 10% of the purchase price of this bracelet will be donated to nonprofit organizations that help fight police brutality
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