Almond Blossoms Jewelry is both a company and a ministry. Our vision is to sell jewelry that proclaims the watchfulness of God. Our Mission is to have a passionate Christian business done in excellence to bless others and glorify God.
Why Almond Blossoms?
When the prophet Jeremiah, in the Old Testament heard from the Lord one day, God said to him, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”
“I see the branch of an almond tree.”
The Lord then said, “You have seen correctly, for I am WATCHING to see that my word is fulfilled.”
The Hebrew word for Almond is “Shaqed,” which means TO WATCH; be watchful; alert; on the lookout; and sleepless. These attributes belong in the first place to our all-knowing and all-caring God. He is the One who can at all time and in all places truly WATCH OVER His children and all His creation.
God designed the Lampstand to resemble an almond tree, on the top of each branch, was a cup-shaped almond flower that held the oil for the lamp to light up the tabernacle twenty-four hours daily, indicating HIS constant WATCHFULNESS over His people.
When this Creator God gave detailed instructions for the making of this golden Lampstand which would be in the tabernacle of His people, it became a beautiful metaphor of God’s WATCHFULNESS, even in the place of worship of His people!
As we imagine looking at that beautiful piece of art made of solid gold with twenty-two buds and blossoms, one can’t help but think of our God, Emmanuel, not only being present with us but also reminding us of His WATCHFULNESS through the “Shaqed” branches, blossoms and buds.
The almond tree is the first tree to blossom and bear fruit in early spring, reminding us of Jesus the "firstfruits;" the very first to be resurrected from the dead, going on up into glory - 1 Corinthians 15:20.
Our Almond Blossom jewelry is to be a symbol to remind the wearer of the overarching WATCHFULNESS of our great God, and His son Jesus Christ!
Praise be to our God, “His love endures forever”
In January, 2017, while reading the biblical description in Exodus of God’s instructions to His people on how to build and decorate their place of worship, the tabernacle, I was struck with the use of almond flowers with buds and blossoms to be used on the golden lamp stand.
This sent me on a search for the significance of the almond flower. I discovered that the Hebrew word for “Almond,” is “Shaqed,” which means to watch; be watchful; alert; on the lookout, and sleepless. Surely this must speak to us of the watchfulness of our God over His peoples’ lives.
In Jeremiah 1:11-12, the Lord says to Jeremiah, “What do you see, Jeremiah?”
“I see the branch of an almond tree, I replied."
The Lord said, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
In the months following these revelations from the Word of God, my mind kept going over the wonderful significance of almond flowers, branches and buds, and the idea of designing a Christian jewelry line inspired by these images. After much prayer with fasting and studying, we became eager to make this jewelry as a beautiful symbol to recall to our minds the watchfulness of our God.
Our hope and prayer is that as you wear your almond blossom jewelry, you will indeed remember that God is right there, and he is always watching over you in all seasons and experiences of your life. We also hope that it will be a conversation starter for you to share with others about the watchfulness of our God.
Here at Almond Blossoms Jewelry, we are a family of brothers and sisters in Christ. We hope that you are encouraged by our testimonies of the transforming power of Jesus in our lives.