Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wedding Gift Ideas

A gift with a meaning

The most important word in any language is your own name.... whether for a gift and putting the recipients name on it or a business and putting the companies name on the gift.

Wedding Gifts Personalised with the Bride & Grooms Names

Personalised Glassware

Specialty Glassware                                                     
 From the head table the finishing touches are here.  We will personalise glassware for the bride and groom.  A lovely present for the attendants.

Personalised Gifts
Glasses for favours for weddings, birthdays
To favours for the all the guests we can engrave an assortment of glassware from as little $7 for a minimum of 24 glasses.

We also have a range of gorgeous gifts that can be personalised with the bride and grooms names wedding date and a little image.

Have a look at our website gifts for all occasions.  Awards and trophies for all occasions too.  We like to create for you so we are happy to do one item and also happy to do 5000.

Give Bruce or Claire a call with any queries.
Or if you are local pop in and visit us at
MariaJames Engraving
8/623 Whangaparaoa Rd
Stanmore Bay

Above are samples of the styles that we USUALLY put onto glasses for weddings.  But talk to us about what you want.

Claire Turner
Maria James Gifts

Contact Claire Today
PHONE: 09 444 2877

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Himalayan Salt in our lives - cleanse, diet and bathe

Here is an extract that I got from  I have learnt alot out the benefits of using Himalayan Salt in the last week and enjoy getting feedback as well.

Himalayan crystal salt is far superior to traditional iodized salt. Himalayan salt is millions of years old and pure, untouched by many of the toxins and pollutants that pervade other forms of ocean salt.
Known in the Himalayas as “white gold,” Himalayan Crystal Saltcontains the same 84 natural minerals and elements found in the human body. This g form of salt has also been maturing over the past 250 million years under intense tectonic pressure, creating an environment of zero exposure to toxins and impurities.
Himalayan salt’s unique cellular structure allows it to store vibrational energy. Its minerals exist in a colloidal form, meaning that they are tiny enough for our cells to easily absorb.

Himalayan Crystal Salt: The Health Benefits

The health benefits of using natural Himalayan Crystal Salt may include:
  • Controlling the water levels within the body, regulating them for proper functioning
  • Promoting stable pH balance in the cells, including the brain.
  • Encouraging excellent blood sugar health
  • Aiding in reducing the common signs of aging
  • Promoting cellular hydroelectric energy creation
  • Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
  • Aiding vascular health
  • Supporting healthy respiratory function
  • Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health
  • Reducing muscle cramps
  • Increasing bone strength
  • Naturally promoting healthy sleep patterns
  • Creating a healthy libido
  • In combination with water, it is necessary for blood pressure regulation
  • Prevents cellulite, when compared to table salt
  • Reduces chances of developing rheumatism, arthritis and gout, when compared to common chemically-treated salt
  • Reduces chances of developing kidney and gall bladder stones when compared to common chemically-treated salt

Table salt: “The Health Destroyer”

Many people are unaware that common table salt contains chemicals and even sugar! Salt is necessary but can be dangerous if taken in this chemical form.
Table salt is composed of 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals like iodine and absorbents, and sugar. Common salt is dried at more than 1,200° Fahrenheit, a process which zaps many of the natural chemical structures.

The table and cooking salt found in most homes, restaurants, and processed foods is void of nutritional value, lacking beneficial trace minerals. Processing salt turns it into sodium chloride, an unnatural salt the human body actually sees as a toxic invader! The body cannot dispose of it in a natural, healthy way which can lead to inflammation of the tissues, water retention and high blood pressure.
Processed salt crystals are also energetically dead, as their crystals are completely isolated from one another. For the body to metabolize chemical table salt, it must waste tremendous amounts of energy to keep the body at optimum fluid balance. This creates a burden on the elimination systems in the body. Water is removed from other cells in attempt to neutralize the unnatural sodium chloride.
Studies show that for each gram of table salt your system cannot process, your body will use over twenty times the amount of cellular water to neutralize the sodium chloride in chemically-treated salt. This can lead to cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, as well as kidney and gallbladder stones. The average American consumes 5,000 mg of sodium chloride a day, the issue is serious and needs to be addressed.
-Dr. G.

At MariaJames Engraving we can now supply you with Himalayan Salt Crystals that are edible and also ones that are suitable for bathing in.  I hope to have chapter 3 of my Himalayan Salt blogs available in a few days with reasons for relaxing in Himalayan Salt Bath.

Claire Turner
Maria James Gifts

Contact Claire Today
FREEPHONE: 0508 627 425

Thursday, August 9, 2012


I have been purchasing and looking into Himalayan Salt Lamps, and the use of salt in our lives.  I have always been the 'Nagger' in our house into the use of salt in food and cooking so I have been amazed with what I have learnt.  I have found this article and I am just putting in a chapter of it I will touch on the use of Himalayan Salt in our diets in a few days time.

I have listed quite a few lamps on our website we can get alot more and I generally list them at less than the RRP.  If you are local you are welcome to pick them up give me a call first to ensure the one that you want is ready and waiting.  I can even get one that is 35-40kg of course this one is too heavy to courier.


The basic premise behind a salt lamp is to help cleanse your indoor air and provide an attractive soothing light in your home.
Using some of the most diverse measuring methodologies available, worldwide scientific tests have shown how crystal salt lamps can increase the number of negative ions released into your indoor air., how do salt lamps actually work?
It’s really quite simple... a heated crystal salt lamp...
  • Attracts humidity causing the surface of the salt crystal to become moist
  • Creates a buildup of ions and removes moisture from your air
  • Binds excessive positive ions with their negative ions
  • Helps to neutralize the “electro-smog” in your air and reduces allergens and irritants
  • Creates potential soothing effects for you from multi-colored salt crystals
From a more scientific standpoint, three natural action principles are at work with crystal salt lamps:
1Ionization -- The emission of ions is primarily caused by the alternating actions of
the heated salt’s ability to first attract and absorb water, and then evaporate it. The
salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the water molecules.
Sodium, as positively charged ions, and chloride, as negatively charged ions,
become neutral and are released into your environment -- which helps reduce
pollutants such as allergens and irritants from your air.
2Electromagnetic oscillation -- Every form of life on the planet depends on the
electromagnetic field of vibration (known as the Schuman resonance frequency).
Due to electronics and industrialization, your body receives artificial electromagnetic
wavelengths with many diverse frequency values.
Because of the neutral atomic structure of crystal salt, a heated salt lamp helps you
harmonize and balance these artificial frequencies, and neutralize “electro-smog”.
3Transparent-crystalline structure developing the light waves -- It’s well-known
that you need the light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) for
your health and preservation of your body. Your cells are supplied by light with new
energy in the form of electromagnetic wavelengths.
The wavelengths of salt crystal colors fall within the upper nanometer zone (600-700
nanometers) -- producing positive and soothing effects.
What’s more -- I must admit, in addition to the potential indoor air enhancements and the soothing effects of the salt lamp colors...
Personally I enjoy  how the lamps add beauty to my home and office.
Many people obtain salt lamps for their beauty alone... and I can certainly see why from my own personal experience... these lamps are stunningly attractive.
If you’re looking to add an intriguing conversation piece to your home, crystal salt lamps come in many soothing colors and shapes, sure to please every decorating style.

How to Optimize Lamp Placement in Your Home of the biggest challenges with crystal salt lamps is their limited range.
You can’t simply place a single crystal salt lamp just anywhere in your home and expect to promote improved air quality throughout your entire house... it doesn’t work that way.
But you can place a few lamps in selected areas where you spend the most time... family room... home office... bedroom, etc.
By doing this you accomplish the following...
  • Maximize your benefits from negative ions where you spend the most time
  • Help neutralize the impacts of “electro-smog” from your television and computers in specific areas where they’re located
  • Enhance the beauty and serenity of selective rooms with the strikingly attractive colorful lamps

Claire Turner
Maria James Gifts

Contact Claire Today
FREEPHONE: 0508 627 425