|Sekou customizing a bracelet|
SekouWrites is an author and automotive journalist. As a result of a racially-charged incident, he recently started making luxury, gemstone bracelets to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Under the banner of Rocks By Sekou, he donates 10% of all bracelet sales to nonprofits that make a difference in the African-American community. Thus far, he has made donations to a number of nonprofits that affect change in areas such as police brutality, prison reform and voter disenfranchisement. He has also partnered with several nonprofits to create a signature bracelet for their organization. Follow along at @rocksbysekou on IG, Twitter and FB. Available online at www.rocksbysekou.com
|Black & Blue Bracelet|
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 is double-stranded throughout the whole bracelet, which makes it virtually unbreakable.
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.
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