DA COSTA BLOG
Whether it’s your first pregnancy or you have had multiple children, pregnancy can be an emotionally challenging time. Friends and family may feel as though they should share with you their opinions on how to raise a child, and this may be overwhelming.
Black onyx stones are very powerful stones that act primarily as protectors. They shield and absorb negative energy and allow you to keep your strength even when surrounded by those who are draining.
During pregnancy black onyx can give the mother-to-be strength, stamina and an easier childbirth. Many cultures give women black onyx stones or a bracelet to wear during labour to help relieve pain and promote quick delivery.
After childbirth, this stone is also beneficial to wear once again since it will allow you to focus on what is most important, your baby. It supports you similarly to during pregnancy by providing you with protection from other’s energy, and also remaining strong and positive with postpartum struggles.
Click here to see all of our Black Onyx pieces.
In today's fast paced society, anxiety is inevitable. There are many ways to attempt to handle anxiety; one of our favourites is wearing a Da Costa Calming Bracelets. Made of special, all natural Howlite stones, sourced directly from Nova Scotia (on the East Coast of Canada) our bracelets have been helping customers for nearly a decade.
The power of the howlite stone is its ability to help one cope with trauma, mourning, PTSD, grief, anxiety and depression. It slowly helps regenerate emotional energy by heightening your inner strength. Wearing the howlite stones is recommended for those trying to find a sense of calm and make rational decisions. Da Costa calming bracelets are made for men and women, and these beautiful white stones with grey veining are perfect to wear every day.
Initially when wearing your bracelet, you may sense a feeling of calm, and then the feeling of “weight” coming off your shoulders, allowing you to feel taller. With more time and practice of mindfulness, you will sense a change in your energy and ability to cope with stress.
We have several styles of bracelet made of howlite stones...use our search feature in the top left of the website, and enter "howlite" to see all of our designs.
Looking for additional calming? Try our Howlite Diffuser bracelet which also allows you to add lavender oil to the black lava stone, so you can also benefit from the aromatherapy of the lavender as well as the power of the howlite stones.
Click here to see our howlite stone products.
At Da Costa we use Natural Stones in all our pieces. They have been carefully selected from various parts of the world and come together to create your unique piece. Each stone has healing properties connected to it and with each item you buy you will receive a stone card that highlights the main properties of your stone(s). When choosing a bracelet for yourself or a gift, allow yourself to be drawn to the stones, and do not think too much about the meanings. Sometimes we are not aware of the stones we need, but if we allow yourself to choose based on the appearance of the stone we will find exactly what we need in our lives.
How to choosing the right Stone for you:
* Look through our Collections and allow yourself to be drawn to a piece.
* Enter the stone you desire in the Search Feature located at the top left of our homepage
Your gift will be sent with the stone card identifying it's properties as well as a soft gift pouch with allows you a place to store your jewelry so that you do not misplace it.
We have seen them on the cover of magazines and with their increased popularity, you likely already own one bracelet you wear often. There are many styles to choose from these days, but the best way to wear them is to mix a few different styles together. At Da Costa we choose from the highest quality stones, genuine leather and create designs that are sure to fetch you plenty of compliments.
Men's Wood Framed Sunglasses
We have a great selection of Luxury Wooden Framed Sunglasses. Choose from our two favourites:
Full Wood Black Walnut AUSSIE Frames - click here
This Wooden Frame is for the man who wants to show his style. Made from Black Walnut wood and stained just enough to create a distinctive look these sunglasses boast double hinged arms which allow them to fit the width of your face with great comfort. This wooden design is also ultra lightweight making them instantly more comfortable than frames made of any other material. From the Beach, to the Park these polarized lenses will keep you seeing clearly as they reflect all glare from surfaces giving you an advantage over any other sunglasses. See the AUSSIE frame and our other styles here.
Bamboo Silver Mirrored Frames - click here
This wayfarer style frame is a classic style, extremely lightweight and it's clear frame is highly desirable. We have paired it up with some slick mirrored lenses, to keep what you're looking at a secret, and added Bamboo arms. This is one of our most comfortable pair that looks great on any face. All of our Da Costa sunglasses have polarized lenses because we want you to see as clearly as possible while looking great. See the Wayfarer frame and our other styles here.
Being intuitive is a gift, and often times we are not even aware of how we are feeling because we don’t take a moment to reflect. Having been working with semi-precious stones for many years, we often hear the stories from our customers and also have experiences of our own
Known for it’s Protective qualities it has been said that Black Onyx will keep negative energy at bay, and not allow those wearing it to be affected by negative people or energy surrounding them. When customers hear this they are excited, and often joke about how they need to wear this at work or at home to keep positive. And there have been times where we feel the negative vibes from others, and we have experienced this for ourselves. Wearing the black onyx and keeping an open mind has saved the day many times!
We have developed Stone Cards which are given with our purchases to help remind you of the healing potential of these stones. Taking the time to notice how you feel when wearing each stone will surely surprise you. Which one will you choose? Black onyx the guardian, or some of the many others?
Essential Oil Bracelets
With the latest Essential Oil craze, we provide a way to take your oils on the go with our newest Diffuser Bracelets. Made with semiprecious stones, our essential oil bracelets are perfect for taking your oils to class, work, or travel. Some of our favourite brands are doTERRA and Saje.
Best Method of Application
Add a drop of your favourite oil to your finger, and massage the oil onto 1 or 2 lava stones in your bracelet. You will see that the stone is wet in appearance, and within a minute or so the oil will absorb into the stone. The scent from your oil will last up to 20 hours depending on the oil, and some of our customers say even longer!
How often to Re-Apply
We apply whenever we feel we need a little more which is usually once a day. Mixing Essential Oils There are many different essential oil brands. The purest will completely diffuse from your lava stone, leaving it scent free and allowing you to add a new essential oil to your lava stone. There are many customers however who enjoy blending their own essential oils, and therefore having more than 1 oil on a lava stone is sometimes preferred.
Maintenance of your Bracelet
Our suggested method of applying essential oils to your finger and then rubbing it on the lava stone will ensure your bracelet has a long life span. However, many people do apply the oil directly to the stone. Using this method does mean there will be excess oil on the lava which can run off onto the elastic and affect the integrity of the stringing material. Rest assure that Da Costa’s come with a 1 year FREE re-stringing warranty. If you begin to see fraying in your elastic, simply have a look at our Events page, and bring your bracelet to us! We will repair your bracelet on the spot. If you’re not near any of our locations, you can ship your bracelet to us, we will re-string it, and ship it back to your at no cost to you for 1 year. Over 1 year, and we apply a small fee for the repair.
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We have changed our "pop-up line up" a little this Summer, and are so appreciative of your support again this year. As we grow we will likely continue to try new venues for our pop-ups, and this year we are SUPER excited to announce that this year we will be attending the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto! The dates are August 18 - September 4, and you can find us in the Queen Elizabeth Building from 10am-10pm.
For those of you who are used to finding us at the Market, we will be returning mid-September, and until then you can treat yourself to our online store which will continue to be in full operation. Remember shipping is ONLY $5 Canada-wide.
Do you practice mindfulness and love stone mala necklaces? Want to promote and write about our newest mala necklaces to receive healing pieces for free? Contact us to find out more! *limited number of new ambassadors positions available.