Peyote Turquoise Silver Pendant with Chain
Two enticing Turquoise gemstones exhibiting a delicate mixture of pale turquoise blues and pale grey speckled with a darker grey . Both Turquoise gemstones are hand set in silver and the pendants come complete with an 18 inch silver chain.
Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, a combination which creates the beautiful bright blue/green hues characteristic of the stone. It is formed when copper rich solutions percolate into pre-existing rocks. The water content evaporates, the copper combines with aluminium and phosphorous to form Turquoise. Often a patchwork of the original host rock remains within the Turquoise, providing a uniqueness to each stone. It was believed that the blue and brown within the gemstone symbolised the unity of the earth and sky.
Most of the major ancient civilizations believed Turquoise to have potent healing and spiritual powers. It was also used as an amulet for protection especially by the peoples of the Americas. It was attached to arrows , horse saddles and other artefacts to assist with protection. Called “The Breath of Life” by the indigenous American cultures, reminding humans of their Spitituality. Said to attract good luck and friendships, instill calm and alleviate depression.
Turquoise is the birthstone for Sagittarius and Aquarius.
Right Pendant weight: 10.8 grams Stone size: 2.3cm x 1.8cm
Left Pendant weighT; 11.9 grams Stone size:2.7cm x 1.9cm
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