Though oysters have long been considered a delicacy, “the world is one’s oyster” invokes, as a metaphor, much more than just a tasty snack. Oysters are also, of course, the source of beautiful and very valuable pearls, although the chances of finding a pearl-bearing oyster on your dinner plate are vanishingly remote (especially today, since the oysters that produce pearls are not considered edible). But, as they say in the Lotto ads, you can’t win it if you’re not in it, and only by prying open the oyster can you hope to win a pearl or, at the very least, partake of the delicacy inside. So, in the most expansive sense, “the world is your oyster” means that, because of your position or advantages, the world is laid out before you like a plate of oysters needing only to be pried open to be enjoyed, perhaps with a pearl as a prize.
The world is one’s oyster” first appeared in print in the early 17th century, and seems to be one of the dozens of phrases and figures of speech coined by William Shakespeare, in this case in his play The Merry Wives of Windsor ~ “Why then the world’s mine Oyster, which I, with sword will open”. ~
See "Necklaces" for the beautiful Oyster Shell jewelry, on sale now for just $10, originally $28.
These make the perfect gift for someone who is taking a new step, making a difficult choice, starting out in a new job or just a sweet gift for that someone special to remind them that no matter where they are in life, that LIFE IS GOOD and "The World is Your Oyster"!
Sitting here, on Edisto Island, South Carolina, I listen to the rumbling of the thunder above me and feel the temperature beginning to cool.
"RAIN" soothes me. Rain? Yes! Rain! It is such a lovely thing!
Actually, did you know that rain is therapeutic ?
Yes, it is very therapeutic.
Rain releases negative ions, which is a very good thing because they can produce a net positive effect on our health. Negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches.
You may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall. While part of the euphoria is simply being around these wondrous settings and away from the normal pressures of home and work, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions. (references: WebMD.com, RedlandsDailyFacts.com - "Rain brings Health benefits")
Pictured is the gorgeous RAIN Lariat from the "Capture Her Heart" Signature Jewelry Line from Dudars Designs.
This one is designed with the Natural semi-precious gemstones, Aquamarine and the beautiful Genuine Freshwater Pearls. Aquamarine gemstone nugget carat weight: 28.45 carats. Genuine Freshwater Pearl carat weight is: 5.40 carats.
It is designed on a diamond-cut silver chain, measuring 51 inches in length. .
Photos show several ways the Rain Lariat can be worn.
It is very versatile and can accommodate any outfit or any style you desire.
This lovely piece is available for purchase. Please see 'Necklaces' when shopping.
There are also other Rain Lariats available.
Special requests for other natural stones are available.
Please check back with us and see what is new and exciting. We are always adding new pieces to our collection.
As you visit our website and feel drawn to a specific line or piece of jewelry, it is because it resonates with you deep inside of your soul.
Remember . . .
Deep inside, we are all beautiful.
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