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Dina’s Bracelets on Real Housewives of New Jersey

My blog is taking a lot of traffic from people searching “Dina’s bracelets” so I’d like to offer everything I know on the subject. Dina Manzo from Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey wears gemstone bracelets. Natural gemstones are of the Earth and are said to carry spiritual meaning, like crystals. It is an ancient idea, in fact, most of our beliefs about  gemstones can be traced back to 4500 BCE Egypt. The traditions moved through Greece and spread around the world with the times, and all along, gems and crystals were revered for their decorative, healing, and protective properties.

When you see Dina wearing the bracelets, she’s wearing different gemstones for their different attributes. Let me be clear that I do not make the actual bracelets Dina wears, but I offer something similar at a more affordable price. I’ll get to that later. Dina buys her spiritual stone bracelets (or power bracelets, as they’re often searched) from a jewelry store called Zen Jewelz (Zen Jen had a sit down with Dina on the show). The last I checked, prices started at $95 and up. Not only does Zen Jen sell the bracelets, she does a house call with Dina where she “smudges” them.

Smudging is a Native American tradition that involves burning white sage. The white sage is said to release any negative energy on the material (object, person, or room), which is released and recycled back to positive. The white sage smudge then brings forth the positive ions and activates them–bringing alive the material’s best ideals.

So, why do I know all of this? Well, because my store is called the Energy Shop, where I also make, smudge, and sell spiritual stones. I love and believe in all of this very much. I love what I do. I charge each individual stone with its meaning as I’m stringing it, I smudge it when I’m done, and I hand-wrap it with love before it leaves my shop. My bracelets are more affordable, starting at $10 and up.

Last but not least, I want to address the bracelet that Dina and Jacqueline refer to as the “fertility bracelet” that Jacqueline was wearing when she got pregnant. As viewers, we’ve never seen this bracelet, but Zen Jen writes that she used Rose Quartz. Actually, there are several gemstones that are used for fertility purposes, and what is most important is that the gemstones are charged with this meaning.  For instance, Rose Quartz can be charged to attract love and infinite peace, but not fertility. The wearer could choose to program the bracelet for fertility, and this would be helpful to her, but I believe it’s more powerful when the stones were created, and THEN programmed, with that meaning.

I currently have a Fertility Bracelet in Rose Quartz at my shop. If you would like another gemstone custom-made for fertility reasons, simply visit my shop and click “Request Custom Item” on the right-hand side of the main page. I would be happy to accommodate your individual needs as I often create bracelets to fit the specific desires of my customers.

If you are looking for Dina’s other jewelry line, or any other information on her, I like to read her blog at BravoTV.com. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your stay ♥ And all the best,




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More Real Housewives? Yes, Please!!

The Real Housewives make me happy. I used to be all excuses and “guilty pleasure” about it, now I’m shouting it from the rooftops. It’s good TV. There’s drama, there’s laughs, there’s heartache, and there’s joy–and usually, all of those things happen in each 1 hour show. Beat that.

I just watched the latest episode of Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New Jersey. The previews for next week announced that it will be the last show for one cast member. All I can say is, Puhh-lease let it be Danielle. Please DO NOT make me say ‘goodbye’ to Dina, Caroline, Jacqueline, or Teresa. I am too fond of those ladies and I would miss them terribly.

I don’t like to comment on the play-by-play of each episode, mainly because there are already bloggers who do that really well. I do want to mention that BravoTV.com hosts blogs by all the Housewives, and you can go there each week to read them give personal recaps on each episode. Here’s a link to Dina’s.

Dina Manzo from Real Housewives of New Jersey talking about the episode that aired June 7.

And speaking of Dina, if you love her bracelets and her positive energy, you’ll love my shop on Etsy. The store where she gets hers charges upwards of $95 per bracelet, but I use all the same gemstones that carry the exact same attributes, at much more affordable prices. ♥ The Energy Shop ♥ Jewelry to Fit Your Dreams @ www.energyshop.etsy.com

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!!

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Real Housewives? Yes, Please!

I Love me some Real Housewives, but I find my opportunities for show gossip too far and few between. I’m honestly shocked that people don’t lover those lover-licious housewives same as I do! The rest of the world must have their full share of drama and female hyjinx, but I need my fix. Besides that, I love to see how other people live.

Getting to know real people to see how they live takes forever because most of them want to small talk. I despise small talk because I feel as if it gets us nowhere. Small talk is the verbal equivalent of chasing your own tail. If someone approaches me and, within the first few minutes, we’re talking about real stuff (versus nonsense and fluff), I know that I have met a kindred spirit. For this reason, meeting my husband and I for the first time might seem more like an interrogation than small talk. If you feel inspired, answer these questions in comments and I promise you, I will be no less than thrilled to hear your answers!

#1 “Where do you love to vacation?”

#2 “What do you do with your spare time on the weekends?”

#3 “What do you watch on tv?”

We ask those questions, but if we really like the other people, it’s more like rapid fire and yelling, and not to be nosy. I just imagine that you know a beautiful spring vacation spot, right off the mountains and next to a lake. OR! That you’ve discovered the most serene and private east coast beach spot and no one else has heard of it yet. Perhaps you have a hobby that I have never considered, something that would not even occur to me to try, but I hear it from you and learn that I LoVe it! Or an exercise routine that would knock my socks off and you take a class every Saturday. Who knows? And I’m just spit-balling here. In reality, I never know what I might discover!

But, the big question is: what do you watch on TV? Because I have an entire, hour-long Housewives conversation just waiting to unload onto one unsuspecting viewer. Most people I know have only watched a show or two. Doesn’t stop me. I fill them in on what’s happened since the last show they may have watched and then discuss anything that may have been bothering me or exciting me about recent events. I can’t seem to help myself, I’m so excited about it that it just bubbles out of me.

Furthermore, there is nothing more fun than finding four unwatched Housewives of Anywhere in this Country episodes just awaiting my attention on the DVR. Add one bottle of Pinot and I might as well be on a girls’ vacation. Where you at Housewives lovers?

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