NATIONAL BLACK DIAMOND MONTH
National Black Diamond Month is observed annually in January.
New Year, New Dreams! The New Year is a time to slow down. The majority of people are thinking, “What can I do better this year?” What about today? The Black Diamond Collection jewelry pieces are designed to remind us to be present, allowing us to incorporate meditation, peace, and style into our daily routines.
Carole Shoshana, the founder of the Black Diamond Collection, trained with a Grand Master of Feng Shui in Hong Kong for 16 years, and became a Grand Master herself upon his passing. The “Black Diamond Collection” was inspired by Carole’s spiritual journey through the sacred images of nature depicted in the philosophy of Shan Shui art. As an art form, Shan Shui evokes a sanctuary of peace, patience, and harmony.
Based on the teachings of the I Ching, Shan Shui captures the emotion and atmosphere of the mountains and waters, and Carole wanted to design a line of jewelry that also depicts the beauty she found in her personal journeys in the Far East. The black diamonds represent the reflecting stones she saw in the mountain streams as she walked with her Master and learned valuable lessons. The Black Diamond Collection emerged from something called cracked ice, which is about finding breath and energy. Each part of the collection is symbolic of the wearer. The jewelry pieces are considered “portable energizers,” meaning that they provide support for wearers.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BlackDiamondMonth
Take some time to think about your dreams and desires. Post on social media using #BlackDiamondMonth.
NATIONAL BLACK DIAMOND MONTH HISTORY
Carole Shoshana founded National Black Diamond Month to share her meditative passion and energy. “My jewelry was inspired and designed to evoke and maintain those same meditative qualities in whoever wears it, to follow them throughout their day and to remind them of their dreams and desires,” says Carole. “Like all of my designs, every piece in my Black Diamond Collection works as a life compass, keeping the wearer on a course toward personal happiness.”
The Registrar at National day Calendar proclaimed National Black Diamond Month in November 2015 to be observed annually in January.