Fragrance scented jewelry has been used throughout the ages for reasons ranging from the religious to the medicinal to the practical. Once treated with utmost reverence, aromatherapy jewelry was intended as a form of adornment and as a means to protect the body and soul from the unknown. The Etruscans were the earliest known peoples to use perfume-holding jewelry between the years of 800-200 BCE.
Between 1600 and 1800 CE, Europeans used hand-held fragrance containers to combat unpleasant odors and rid the surrounding air of disease. As of the 18th century, aromatic jewelry started to shift from the sacred to the ornamental, moving squarely into the realm of art jewelry until the end of the 20th century.
Most recently, western cultures have returned to the age-old custom of carrying natural plant extracts close to their skin as a means of improving mood and gaining mindfulness through aromatherapy. The Aromatherapy Sunflower and the Fragrance Bottle were designed by Jeffrey David to carry perfumes or essential oils on absorbent pads which will gradually release their healing effects throughout the course of the day or evening.
Each piece is designed in sterling silver with magnetic and hinged closures to ensure their use well into the next century.
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Jewelry Metal||Sterling Silver|
Earth Solutions founder Dr David Epstein, D.O., a practicing holistic osteopathic physician, began with environmental product, distributing a natural oxygenating solution for soil conditioning. Influenced by his interest in natural remedies, the nutrient rich oxygenating solution was formulated into DermAlive, the predecessor to Cell Food which was developed after the supplier sold the company.
The ScentBall and CarScenter aromatherapy diffusers were developed by Earth Solutions in collaboration with Hubmar in 1995 and 1997. Earth Solutions were the pioneers that offered a natural plant-derived aroma alternative to an industry of artificial fragrances. On the heels of that and with the creative genius of folk artist Eric Legge, Earth Solutions took on a new look. The collection of five Scent Inhalers grew to twenty and became a best, all-time and ongoing product. The convenience and concept of affirmations associated with scents in a pocket-sized inhaler was a hit.
Earth Solutions launched the Jeffrey David 1999 when Jeff Boast brought his talent in computer aided jewelry design to help create a unique line of aromatherapy jewelry. Since then, the line expanded to over 500 jewelry designs. Collections range from aromatherapy to music, flower of life, new age, sports and many custom designs in pendants, earrings and charms.
With a passion for aquaponics and help from friend Dav Frayne, Dr. Dave designed the Farm in a Box. This first-commercially-available aquarium aquaponic garden mounts onto a standard glass fish tank became a media sensation. Articles appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and featured the Farm in a Box on Good Morning America for the 4th of July garden special in 2010.