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Stone of The Week: Howlite

If you're as caught up in the marble craze as I am, you're going to LOVE howlite. This white stone with grey veins has a soft appearance and looks great with both gold and silver. Mystics associate howlite with opening the third eye and reducing anxiety and stress. That sounds like a little something  we could all use right about now! Bloggers, tastemakers, and customers are all crazy for this stone already. Check out our feature on Haute in Texas! Snag a piece for yourself today!

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Sycamore Style: Velvet

Welcome to our first edition of Sycamore Style! This is a series that will show you how to style your favorite Sycamore & Amaranth pieces. This week's challenge? Incorporating luscious velvet into your wardrobe.   Velvet is a really hot trend this season. After way too long, velvet is back with a vengeance. While I'm tempted to go full "Friends" and dress in velvet head-to-toe, it's probably better to ease into it a little bit! Pick a great statement piece you will want to wear all fall/winter, then supplement with gorgeous classics. Embroidered bomber jacket? Great statement. Pleated skirt? Total classic. To keep things modern, WhoWhatWear recommends mixing velvet with more casual piecesfor a street style vibe:        Since...

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Stone of the Week: Moss Agate

Ethereal and earthy, moss agate is aptly named for the way the tendrils of green in the stone mimic the look of moss in nature. It can range from a solid green to clear with light green inclusions and everything in between. Historically, moss agate has been used as a talisman for agriculture and abundance. It is said that he who uses this stone will find prosperity. Agate comes in many colors, but the "moss" varietal gets its beautiful hue from deposits of iron, which is why every piece of moss agate is unique and special. And the deep green works perfectly into a fall palette!

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Stone of the Week: Lapis

Lapis lazuli, more commonly referred to as just 'lapis,' is a dreamy blue stone with gorgeous gold flecks. It was the original source of the pigment ultramarine, which was made by crushing lapis stone. We can't imagine crushing up these beauties, but we are definitely crushin' on their gorgeousness. This beautiful stone has been historically prized by many cultures, and was used heavily in the ornamentation of King Tut's golden sarcophagus. In fact, the Egyptians used lapis in much of their jewelry, including scarabs and headdresses. They saw the gold flecks in lapis as stars in the night, and believed meditating on the stone would invite the supernatural to transform their lives. We definitely agree that lapis evokes the beauty...

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Stone of the Week: Amazonite

Let yourself get lost in the delicate stripes and swirls of amazonite. This unique, aqua green stone is named for both the Amazon river and the mythological women warriors, the Amazons. Amazonite is associated with balance, intuition, truth, and communication. The wearer is encouraged to find their true inner self and live in accordance with those beliefs and values. As written by Shakespeare, "This above all: to thine own self be true."   The natural inclusions and variegations in the turquoise hue of the stone lend themselves well to all plating colors. Maybe this is more proof that amazonite is about good vibes only!

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