Updated: Aug 3, 2018
Welcome to my first blog post!
My name is Ana Tosta, owner of Di Tosta Designs and I am very excited to share with you the beginning of a beautiful trip.
I want to share information that I have been learning during all these years about the emotional and physical healing power of semi-precious stones, a subject that I am very passionate about; how I do my designs, where does all the inspiration come from, life experiences and, any other topic that catches my attention.
I am a Venezuelan journalist who worked as a TV Producer for many years, and came to the United States on 1999.
Years later, I met my husband Orlando, founder of a holistic Center, https://www.sadanacenter.com
and that was the first time I heard about healing crystals.
We got married, and we had a baby boy, named Salvatore.
Two years before Salvatore, I was pregnant, but in the first trimester of my pregnancy I had a miscarriage. If you've had a miscarriage in the past, you know that loss can feel especially painful.
One day, I saw some stones that instantly appealed to me and I start making jewelry for myself. I felt in balance for the first time in a long time.
Wearing the crystals means that the energy is constantly radiated into your personal energy field, bringing it into harmony.
I made necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and people asked me where I had bought them. I said: "I made them myself". And they asked me: do you sell them?, I would like to buy.
That's how in 2006 I started designing pieces for myself, then making pieces by order to friends, and now I'm selling my unique handmade jewelry in my Etsy store. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DiTostaDesigns
Why I started my blog
Since I started my business many people ask me about the meaning of the stones I use in my designs, and, asked me "why don't you start a blog??!! If I tell you the truth a few years ago I did not know what a blog was.
After doing much research, I have become completely consumed with inspiration to start a blog for DiTostaDesigns. https://www.ditostadesigns.com
I have finally realized all of the benefits that blogging can bring.
What you will see in my posts
Semi-Precious Stones will obviously be the main topic of my blog, but get ready because you will be seeing much more of the face behind DiTostaDesigns (me) and a mixture of my lifestyle including my favorite people: my son and my husband. :)
Writing has never been one of my strong suits and I will tell you, I am no expert on crystals, but as a journalist I did research different cultures in the history of humanity such as Egyptian, Tibetan, Indian... and all of these cultures used crystals as a healing medicine.
I figure it will be a lot of trial and error so please bear with me on any grammar/spelling mistakes (disclaimer – I am from Venezuela, my first language is Spanish)
In my next post I will tell you about my experience of how I became pregnant when the doctors told me that it would not be possible and, the stones that are used for fertility.
Please feel free to always share this blog and communicate with me along the way!