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Sage’s Rage: I’m Hooked

Posted on: January 10, 2010

Just returned from a relaxing vacation on the beautiful island of St. Croix.   I stayed in the less touristy town of Frederiksted.   Crystal clear blue ocean views every day to greet my eyes as I dozed on and off on the beach.   I didn’t do much which was the promise I made to myself.  But I did get a chance to visit the main town of Christianstead for a day of sailing, snorkeling and all around fun.   It’s there that I found an amazing jewelry shop by happenstance.   

I spent hours checking out store after store looking for the ‘hook bracelet’ which is a St. Croix signature jewelry piece.   The ‘hook bracelet’ was introduced to the island over 40 years ago and is worn to celebrate love and good fortune. If you wear the hook facing toward your heart, it means your heart is taken and good fortune will come your way. If you wear the hook away from your heart, you are available and sharing your good fortune.  I just had to have it…but just couldn’t find the right one.

I was about to give up when I walked by a store that was burning some sweet smelling incense.  I took a nice deep breath and felt great!  I looked up and realized the store next to it was a jewelry store.   I wanted to go in but hesitated because I was tired and probably annoying my friends who were with me.   A voice kept telling me to go in and I didn’t want to listen.   So I didn’t and walked by. The voice got stronger and finally I decided to go back.  When I walked in, it felt like I was being taken into another world.  The store was beautifully decorated and the jewelry was arranged so it was easy to see what they had.   I found just what I was looking for and to top it off heard some inspirational words from the owner who just happened to be a Psychologist who moved to the island 22 years ago from New York! 

Thanks The Natural Jewel for a great bracelet and memories I will always treasure…

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