- Gemstones: Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Picture Agate
- Measurements: 29mm X 93.3mm X 10.7mm
- Styles: American Native Works
- Categories: Card Holder
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.
Part of a huge family of stones, it occurs in almost every color, with a variety of markings, from spots, bands, speckled, dendrites or solid. Agate has been found in early Neolithic archeological sites and has been used throughout history as healing amulets, tools, weapons and ornamentation. These stones are about giving yourself a sense of security and protection. They bring strength and balance, creating an inner stability, giving the owner composure and maturity. It helps develop inner strength and self-confidence.