Black Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B117)

We may be approaching the first day of Autumn (officially September 23, 2014), but just because fall is here does not mean we should stop thinking about sun protection.

The American Cancer Society estimates about 76,100 will be diagnosed with melanoma in the United States for 2014; with approximately 9,710 of those diagnosed, expected to die of melanoma. In both instances, the statistics are significantly higher for women than men.

What can we do to protect ourselves? Protect. Protect. Protect.
Black Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B117)
Black Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B117)
One of a Kind
Use sunscreen everyday -even on cloudy days. You should especially use sunscreen on babies and children. And don't forget your face. There are many face sunscreens to choose from these days, including formulas for those with sensitive skin. Take your protection one step further and don a pair of UV sunglasses (your eyes will thank you!). Lastly, try not to spend large amounts of time out in the sun when it is at its' hottest, usually between 1:00-3:00 pm; and please don't use tanning beds! :-)

To help raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer, I've created a one-of-a-kind Melanoma Skin Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B117). This 7-3/4" handmade beaded bracelet combines coin-shaped black tourmalinated quartz gemstones, white Swarovski Pearls (HOPE), .925 Bali beads, sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag.

Black is the nationally recognized color raising awareness of melanoma skin cancer.

The tourmalinated quartz is a stunning gemstone in a clear to milky quartz with needles or rutiles of black tourmaline throughout. As a healing crystal, tourmalinated quartz restores balance to the body, mind and spirit; heals scars and lesions both in the body and on the skin. It reduces anxiety, stress, and depression.

You can see the beauty of these gemstones in the Tourmalinated Quartz Gemstone Pearl Beaded Watch (W10).