- Gemstones: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Opal,
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Measurements: 59.5mm X 17.9mm X 3.8mm
- 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.
A stone of protection. It has been used by humankind as early as 4000 BC; sought after in ancient times to be used in decorations, powdered dye and medical elixirs. Ancient peoples thought lapis would provide protection from the evil eye and to counteract dark spirits. It was lapis which was mixed in paint to create the rich ultramarine blue found in Michelangelo’s paintings and even Catherine the Great had a whole room adorned by lapis lazuli. In addition to protection, it encourages wisdom and good judgment, a stone of truth and knowledge it is good for those seeking intellectual development. Brings vitality, clarity and encourages creativity and self-expression, while helping the wearer seek the truth.
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