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Meet the Creators and Continuing Explorers

Energy Empowered Jewelry by Chanda U. Schmidt and Ajija U. Schaefer is part of a retail store in Uptown Sedona, AZ, called BODY BLISS Factory Direct. Chanda was born and raised in Germany and grew up surrounded by crystals and gemstones. The path to a greater well-being and meditation started an early exploration in life which led her to Sedona in 1998 where she met her partner Ajija U. Schaefer. Ajija, also from Germany, developed an early passion for meditation herself, and the silent inner world is her true home. She travelled the world extensively until discovering residence in Sedona. Together they opened their retail store in 2004 and – with renewed passion – started handcrafting one-of-a-kind Energy Empowered Gemstone Jewelry. Ajija creates joyful and intentional power bracelets while Chanda focuses on personal energy pendants and crystal mobiles.

The creators of the one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces are Chanda U. Schmidt (left) and Ajija U. Schaefer (right) who share their love for the gem world now through this website.


What Does Energy Empowered Mean?

Every gemstone bead and every crystal that will be used for Energy Empowered Jewelry first goes through a cleansing process which includes water, sunlight and rest. After an item is handcrafted, it will go to through an energizing process on the Sedona Airport Mesa Vortex (34.8564° N, 111.7800° W) which involves meditation, energy work, and a ritual. The whole process can be described as energy empowerment – Energy Empowered Jewelry.


Trustworthy Sourcing

Over the past 15 years Energy Empowered Jewelry has developed personal relationships with selected gemstone dealers and miners from all over the world who were carefully chosen to obtain the crystal and gemstone material from. Today these are close partnerships that have proven to be trustworthy, ethical and of consistent quality to meet the business, quality and energy standards of Energy Empowered Jewelry.

Come Visit Us

BODY BLISS Factory Direct – home of Energy Empowered Jewelry – is a retail hot-spot in Uptown Sedona in the midst of the most beautiful Red Rock Area of Arizona, just two hours north of Phoenix. The store brings “Sedona’s Energy Into Your Life” and sells a high-end locally made SPA line by BODY BLISS Intentional Aromatherapy. It also features a Walk-In Spa, Intuitive Readings, loose gemstones, crystals, and unique jewelry made by third party artisans. With Energy Empowered Jewelry it features the largest selection of handmade crystal and gemstone jewelry items found in Sedona, AZ.