(Illustrations by Bil Donovan / Photography by Craig Hildebrand)
Once dismissed, healing crystals and gemstones now grace catwalks and many fine jewelry collections. Said to help clear negative energies and promote positive ones, their powers are not science-backed, but the appeal of these totemic jewels can’t be denied. Welcome to the new stone age.     Pink sapphire—tied to resilience—makes a stunning appearance in Fort Myers-based jeweler Mark Loren’s design. Pink Sapphire and Diamond Drop Earrings; Mark Loren Designs, marklorendesigns.com. For fresh starts, people turn to moonstone, the stone of “new beginnings.” Combined with compassion-enhancing pink tourmaline, it’s striking and a solid recipe for a clean slate this spring. I
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