You’ve heard her name being thanked for by people from showbiz— from hosts to TV guests— whose arms and necks are layered with her beautiful and attractive charm bracelets. Next, big time politicians have endlessly sought pieces of feng shui advice, from which she based on their birthdates. Then, commoners, whose only light of hope lies on her lucky items, would flock her humble main shop on Dapitan St. in Manila, waiting for their turn, no matter how long it would take, just to meet her face to face. She has been written and watched all over. Indeed, JOY LIM, of Charms and Crystals International, has become a household name!
Joy, as her name suggests, is truly a source of joy to people experiencing a change of heart, when it comes to outlook in life. The reason? She pioneered the most in demand Charms and Crystals bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry that are pre-cleansed, energized for one’s protection, and are programmed depending on the individual’s needs and birthday.
Joy’s love affair with various charms and crystals dated since back her younger years, when she would collect precious and expensive stones and charms from her trips abroad. Her interest on accessories, specifically those which bring luck, protection, good health, and other concerns to reality, prompted Joy to bring them home for friends as pasalubong. She never thought that the charms would actually work in the lives of her peers, as well as that of hers.
A cousin found a partner when she wore the rose quartz bracelet that Joy gave her. An acquaintance was saved from a bad luck in finances when he got the Citrine bracelet from Joy. Another friend finally landed on her dream job when she received the All-In-One bracelet from Joy. Being living testimonials of the wonders of these crystals, Joy eventually decided to share out more good luck to other people by bringing the charms and crystals to the country.
The charms employ the age-old Chinese art of geomancy, a.k.a. Feng Shui, which she further studied overseas, and combine it with the healing and mystic properties of semi-precious stones.
The outcome is unbelievable! Joy, indeed, IS one heck of a lucky lady. Word-of-mouth or mere testimonies from hundreds of those whose lives have dramatically been transformed by the ‘charms’ gave Charms and Crystals its top and most trusted position it enjoys.
With the mushrooming of imitations, hers remain real, as all imported stones and crystals are carefully picked and pre-blessed by the monks. And when it’s all-original, there’s no stopping the good news to spread.
In fact, at the Araneta Office of Charms and Crystals International by Joy Lim, we caught the vibrant and excited lady hooked on the phone, burning lines with a client who called from, well, Sydney, Australia, and with two more from USA and Japan. Yes, Charms and Crystals goes international!
Add to that, thanks to TV host/ actress/ endorser Kris Aquino’s not-a-day-missed of ‘charm-ed’ babblers in the boobtube, whose exchange of anecdotes on how-the-rose-quarts-or-citrine-are-working-on-her with equally-die-hard-feng-shui-believer Korina Sanchez are aired over The Filipino Channel abroad. Also, countless of celebrities have been seen wearing Joy’s Charms and Crystals, relaying their own stories on how these baubles work for them.
With the blessings that continuously and unexpectedly pouring on Joy, she has always been grateful and thankful to the One, the real source of everything. I guess, more than her ‘charms and crystals’, Joy’s strong faith is a proof that believing and being selfless always bring good fortune.
“The best way to cure the negative vibes is to devoid the heart of inggit, anger, angst, and hatred. The charms, the crystals, and other lucky ornaments are powerful reminders that we must be positive with how we deal with others, with nature, and with the universe. There’s such a thing as good karma, and I believe, that’s a general mantra that would make our lives easier to handle,” shares Joy.
Many would still raise their brows in disbelief, laugh at the idea, or criticize the people involved here, but remember that crystals and stones, which came from Earth and were brought to existence by the Creator, exude a certain mystery in which science may fail to explain. As such, they say, faith begins.
Besides, everything here boils down to having the right attitude and disposition, which gives hope to cling on to life. No matter what. So if the crystals truly give you the charm and luck you badly needed, well and good. Otherwise, just wear them, get fashionably in. And find your way to reach your dreams — the way man should find the meaning of his existence. The way Joy Lim found hers.