SUPER GEMS FOR THE REAL-LIFE WONDER WOMAN
“YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU BELIEVE. YOU HAVE GREATER POWERS THAN YOU KNOW.”
“Who Run The World? Girls.”
As far as we’re concerned, Beyoncé called it in 2011. We were on the cusp of a new wave of feminism. Since then, our lives — everything from our Instagram feed to our T-shirts — have been inundated with girl-power slogans and hashtags. “The future is female.” “We should all be feminists.” “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” (OK, that last one should really be attributed to Madeleine Albright, circa 2006, but let’s be honest, it wasn’t exactly a thing until 2013 when Taylor Swift made it a hit, was it?)
Not surprisingly, everyone from Dior to Netflix has been quick to ride on this giant wave. Marvel is no exception with its timely release of Wonder Woman starring Gal Gardot (did you know that the 2017 Wonder Woman’s very own superhero is — wait for it — Beyoncé, who sort of got her the job?).
Like many around the world, we’re suitably gaga over Gal’s
beauty rendition of Diana Prince and her humanity, sense of justice and righteousness, her unbridled authenticity and, hello!, her ability to kick butt without destroying her hair or marring her make-up. There’s a superpower every woman needs. We all have our own (real-life) battles to fight, and it would be really nice to be able to slay it without our mascara smudging by mid-day. Right? But alas, since that is not likely to happen, guess we have little choice but to turn to another source of super power: Jewellery (aka a very effective distraction from any flaws you wish to downplay).
Gemstones are known to possess certain powers such as bestowing strength, wisdom and happiness upon its wearer. In case you, like us, are inspired to channel your inner Wonder Woman, here are three precious stones in blue (sapphire), red (ruby) and yellow (yellow diamond) — yup, the superheroine’s colours — that might just give you the empowerment you need to run your world.
What it represents: Wisdom, royalty, loyalty
Super powers: Embraces order, structure and self-discipline, dispels negative thoughts and energy, lends strength and focus. If you are a Girlboss on a mission to achieve your super goals, like building a fashion empire a la Victoria Beckham or marrying a prince IRL (hey, we don’t judge), the blue sapphire is your gemstone.
Wonder Women who come to mind: Kate Middleton, Princess Diana, Victoria Beckham
What it represents: Love, energy, passion, power, and a zest for life
Super powers: It is said to bring courage to its wearer, reduce anxiety and doubt, and protect against unhappiness and manifest bliss into one’s life. Anyone looking for love, pursuing a dream or embarking on an adventure? The red ruby may just be your lucky charm.
Wonder Women who come to mind: Elizabeth Taylor, Julia Roberts (who could forget that Pretty Woman necklace?), Dorothy (because, ruby slippers!)
YELLOW: Fancy Yellow Diamond
What it represents: Intellect, happiness, commitment
Super powers: A yellow diamond is believed to hone inner strength, attract new things and hope, while it removes any negative energies such as envy and greed to make room for love and joy. This might explain why the yellow diamond is such a popular stone for engagement rings.
Wonder Women who come to mind: Audrey Hepburn, Wallis Simpson, Victoria Beckham (yes, again — the fashion superstar loves to spice up her engagement ring collection, what can we say?)
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