I personally am surprised that as touchy-feely as the media is, and
with the rising interest in crystals, that there haven’t been
stories on jewelers as healers.
we hear about the strunz’ that switches diamonds and overappraises
crap to make a sale, but we don’t hear about the Super Jewelers, the
ones who routinely resurrect beloved jewelry pieces. How many of us
have gently annealed and rerounded a favorite ring? How many of us
have carefully repaired a beloved chain or reset a stone that had
once been lost? the looks of relief on my customers faces always
remind me of why i bother doing repairs.
the posts about the reliquary brooches really touched me. i think it
is important that stories like these should be put out for the
public to learn about. people need to see us as good people too- not
just a group to be “outwitted” or “exposeed” on some news-show.
sometimes the pieces we make and the pieces we work on are part of
another person’s healing; i’m surprised we don’t all think about
that more often ourselves.
it’s just a thought, but how about it? a story on Healer Jewelers,
or some such thing.
susannah wiseman, wiseman’s workshop, magicians in metal and stone,