- Gemstones: Turquoise, Opal, Onyx, Picture Jasper
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Measurements: 43.8mm X 25.5mm (bail included)
- Styles: Gemstone Jewelry, American Native Works
- Categories: Pendants
Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. It has been sought by numerous ancient civilizations, considered one of the oldest gemstones; used in Egyptian burials over 6000 years ago, and was even found as carved figures in Neolithic sites.
Here in North America, Turquoise had great meaning to the peoples of the southwest. It represented water, the sky and abundance, bountiful harvests and health. Referred to as the “Stone of Life”, it drew helpful spirits, repelled negative energy and brought prosperity to the wearer. It is considered a stone of good luck, and brings calm and tranquility helping to dispel negative energies and bring peace. When given by a loved one turquoise is said to bring happiness, good fortune and prosperity.
Opals are a hydrated amorphous form of silica. They have often been sought by people throughout history and date as far back as 4000 BC where am opal relic was discovered in a cave in Kenya. In ancient Greece they believed Opals gave foresight and prophecy, and Romans used it as a token of purity and hope. Opals promote a sense of calm and security, allowing the wearer to de-stress, encouraging you to stop brooding and to better direct your thoughts. A karmic stone that teaches you what you put out in the world returns to you. It helps you to release
Onyx is a parallel banded variety of chalcedony. The name is derived from Greek meaning “claw” or “fingernail”, thought to be due to flesh coloured onyx resembling a fingernail. It is considered a talisman of strength and self-mastery, helping to keep the wearer grounded and stable, promoting endurance and persistence. Helps in difficult and confusing situations, it is said to ease fears, worries and to break negative thought patterns and self-doubt.
Jasper is an opaque, dense, microgranular variety of chalcedony and other mineral phases. The name jasper means “spotted or speckled stone” and is traceable to many ancient peoples. It has been used as bow drills in the Neolithic site of Mehrgarh dating between 4th and 5th millennium BC, and jasper seals have been found dating to 1800 BC on Minoan Crete. Often called the “Supreme Nurturer” jasper is a stone which offers, comfort, security, and stability. It is thought to help remove your insecurities and fears; grounding you, soothing nerves and increasing focus. Helps protect you from getting too emotionally involved with people or things which are not good for you.