This month's jewel is is big, bold and truly uncommon. A real conversation piece. Hand sawed sterling silver sheet is made into these graceful, fiery/watery forms which, when I first drew them as a simple doodle on a page about nine years ago, struck me with their design possibilities. They are set with tiny, luscious garnet cabochons and damn-near-perfect Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
Turquoise: Can bring any and all energies to a higher level. Enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds. Unites Earth and Sky and is very empathic and balancing. Also enhances trust, kindness, intuitive/psychic attunement to each other, stimulates romantic love.
Garnet: inspires deep love and devotion, passion or serenity as appropriate.
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Turquoise... a very spiritualizing stone with a long history next to humankind. It has perhaps been with humans longer than any other gemstone. It crystallizes in masses, stalactites, veins, crusts, and rarely, short, small and brilliantly colored prismatic crystals. (1) It has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 5-7. The name turquoise originates from the 16th century Old French word for "Turkish" because the stone was first brought to Europe from Turkey. For thousands for years turquoise has been prized by cultures across the globe, from North America to Egypt to Tibet. It is considered a sacred stone by Tibetan shamans and Native Americans and both these peoples also understood it to have protective properties. It primarily stimulates the throat chakra, however it is capable of aligning all chakras, meridians and subtle bodies. Turquoise is an excellent choice to use and/or wear during any and all spiritual work. It can attune one to the spiritual plane while assisting with grounding simultaneously. It is a healer of the spirit and can bring peace of mind. Another use for turquoise which I was previously unaware is that of promoting spontaneity in romance and to stimulate the initiation of romantic love along with attuning you to your lover, even telepathically... le sigh :). (1) On that note, I'll wrap up this post and wish you the best on your own explorations with stones. Take some time to work with turquoise; it's pretty amazing. Next month: labradorite 💖
(1) Love is in the Earth by Melody,
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