The story behind the stones
The Heavenly Jerusalem
In the Book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22 describe the coming of the New Jerusalem and the renewal of all things as this age is drawn to a close at the second coming of Christ. In this description of heaven coming to earth, twelve stones are listed as foundations of the walls of the New Jerusalem, each representing one of the twelve apostles. Embedded into each of these foundational stones is “every kind of precious stone.” Using these chapters as our inspiration, Walls of Heaven Jewelry ® is designed to give a foretaste and glimpse of what is to come. One word that comes up every time Alaina Burnett, our founder and craftsman, designs a new piece of jewelry is “REMEMBER.” If you ask her about it, she will tell you that at the very core of what she does is her desire for all of the children of God to remember the truth. “I’ve heard it said that beauty pierces the soul without permission. I really believe that is true. Beauty, both in the natural world and in what we make through the arts, captivates and lifts us up. It takes us out of whatever is going on in our lives and reminds us that there is something bigger, something grander, something far more majestic and wonderful happening in and around us. I don’t want the beauty and wonder of life to go unnoticed. In order to remain true to God, we must remain awake in this world. We must remember who God is, who we are in Him, and the promises that He has given us about our future. We must see what He has made—really see it. And see what He is up to in the world so that we can then step up and play our role in this epic story of redemption that God has been weaving since before the dawn of time. The world can be so noisy and distracting. It’s easy for even the most ardent of believers to become swept up into daily schedules, tasks to be done, and just the general pull of all the world has to offer. Seeing the beauty and wonder of the world God created shocks us awake in a way that nothing else can.” It is the glorious beauty and wonder of the world that is captured in every piece of our jewelry.
own a piece of our history
As Alaina begins her working sabbatical, partnering with God as they delve into the new techniques that will encompass our new collection, we are proud to offer the remaining pieces of our previous collections. Each piece is one of a kind and selections are limited.