- Gemstones: Fire Agate, Turquoise, Sugilite
- Materials: Sterling Silver
- Measurements: 48.4mm X 23.6mm X 7.8mm
- Styles: Gemstone Jewelry, American Native Works
- Categories: Pendants
Fire agate, a variety of chalcedony, is a semi-precious natural gemstone discovered so far only in certain areas of Central and Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Approximately 24-36 million years ago these areas were subjected to massive volcanic activity which caused hot water, saturated with silica and iron oxide, to repeatedly fill cracks and bubbles in surrounding rocks, thus forming the fire agates today. The iridescent colors are created by these alternating silica and iron oxide layers.
Fire Agate has been called a stone of “eternal youth” and is said to bring vitality. It can help you take a decisive action when things seem unclear, and is a stone which can connect one to their deeper desires; good to inspire creativity, and overcome mental blocks.
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.
Sugilite is a rare form of cyclosilicate mineral first described in 1944 and named after the Japanese petrologist Kenichi Sugi who discovered it. Sugilite is a stone of “Love for this Age”, bringing wisdom and understanding of life lessons to its wearer. It is a joyful stone which evokes a sense of freedom, knowing you are surrounded by love it encourages you to move forward with confidence, peace and calmness.