VG Empowering Stories | Meet Amber

These are your stories….

The real people that wear Violet Gray, in your own words, about making ceremonies on your own terms.

And also, the rings that you now own and cherish and hopefully one day far into the future, will continue to live on the hands of many generations to come. 



Which ring(s) did you purchase?

I chose to re-create PRANA, using 14k White Gold and an intense blue/green Australian Parti Sapphire with personalised Engraving.

Her name is “Gaia”.



Why did you decide on this particular Bespoke piece? 

Initially, I was drawn to the cut of the trilliant shaped Gemstone. Viewed from above, the shape/design, appears as an abstract version of the pagan symbol for Earth. I also realised, that I did not actually have a ring that was uniquely my own. I have a couple of rings given to me by others, but I do not wear them because their design/colour/metal is something I would not have personally chosen for myself.


When you wear your Gaia ring what does it mean to you?

I feel that this ring embodies everything that I am as a person and in particular as an independent women. I am someone who is down to earth, a traveller, immensely curious about everything around me, a healer, nurturer, very intuitive and emotionally strong. 



How would you encourage other women to feel empowered to define special moments and ceremonies on their own terms and purchase a ring or piece of jewellery for themselves?

I believe that there is still a social dogma attached to, rings in particular, that a women should receive them from others, a reinforcement if you want…of social worth and achievement? Ie: Engagements, the birth of a child, wedding anniversaries . 

But what if such events are not on the cards for some women or perhaps something that is not socially the norm is more important to commemorate for other women? Can a piece of jewellery still reflect such importance?. Yes, but the initial conversations surrounding such ideas of self worth needs to be initiated. 

Encouraging women in a supportive environment, that it is okay to independently design, create and buy their own unique piece of jewellery, for whatever the occasion and/or meaning is socially acceptable, rewarding and empowering.


What’s your favourite quote that helps you to feel empowered?

I do not have a personal quote, but I do verbally say to myself that I AM ENOUGH. Physically, mentally, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually….everything that I am….is enough to achieve anything that I put my mind too.


What does international women’s day mean to you? 

It is a social platform that brings into focus just how uniquely different, independently strong and culturally diverse women have become in their own societies. 

It’s a celebration for how far we have come socially. 

As a free independent women, I am very grateful for that and what it means for our future.


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