- Malachite Pendant, Pendants and Necklaces, Turquoise Pendant
- Malachite is an important protection stone. Malachite absorbs negative energies and pollutants, picking them up from the atmosphere and from the body. Guards against radiation and clears electromagnetic pollution. Malachite clears and activates the chakras and attunes to spiritual guidance. While the color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance,…
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- Pendants and Necklaces, Turquoise Pendant
- This set of Turquoise locket ( without chain)and ear drops with American zirconia and white zirconia,compliments friendship, joy and loyalty. Turquoise is the stone for the month of December. Locket is approximately 3 centimeter long. This pendant is without a chain.
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- Pendants and Necklaces, Turquoise Pendant
- These elegant Turquoise pendant with zirconia is a superb gift for anyone who is looking for refreshment, calmness, sophistication,extra energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, initiation and loyalty. Because this is what this opaque blue and green gem stone represent. This pendant is without a chain.
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TURQUOISE PENDANTS IN SILVER
It is a fine stone with an authentic style, tinged with a certain fantasy and a lot of lightness. Indeed, turquoise evokes long journeys and ethnic jewellery. Its greenish blue colour is reminiscent of tropical seas and summer skies. It adorns the Sterling Silver Turquoise Pendant Necklace of our collection, a wide choice of timeless and trendy jewellery that will illuminate your style. Designed in silver, they are of high quality and sublimate the stones with originality. Discover pendants that you will wear with pleasure on any of your silver chains.
PHYSICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF TURQUOISE
Turquoise is a light blue to apple green aluminium and copper phosphate with the formula CuAl6 [(OH) 2 / PO4] 4 – 4H2O. Its crystal system is triclinic and it is found in many forms: cryptocrystalline, massive, compact, as well as in veins and in clusters. Turquoise has a specific gravity of 2.6 to 2.8 and a hardness of between 5 and 6 on the Mohs scale. Its luminescence is green-yellow or light blue. Its break is uneven, its cleavage good. It is an opaque mineral with a greasy lustre.
COLORS OF TURQUOISE
Turquoise exists in shades ranging from deep azure blue to intense green. It depends on the colouring elements it contains. Thus, the more copper there is, the bluer the turquoise; chromium and vanadium provide a green undertone; and iron gives a yellow note. Turquoise can tarnish or change colour if it dries out (it contains about 18% water) or if it is exposed to high heat. Contact with household products should be avoided. Turquoises often include dark veins that reflect the presence of other minerals installed in the cracks. This is part of the charm of turquoise!
MAIN TURQUOISE DEPOSITS
Turquoise is often found in desert areas. It is present around the Red Sea, in Mexico, in the United States, in Afghanistan, in China, in Israel, in Brazil… but the most beautiful turquoise currently come from Iran, in mines located near Nishapur, in the North-East of the country. Their quality has been recognized since the time of the Persians and their intense colour is highly sought after.
OUR GEMOLOGIST’S ADVICE: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TURQUOISE?
This fairly soft stone can be cut into a wide variety of shapes, most often in a cabochon. It has even sometimes been engraved or sculpted. The choice of colour is above all a matter of taste, as is the presence or absence of darker veins. Stones tending to purple are very rare. The intensity of the blue colour contributes to the value of the gem.
METALS ASSOCIATED WITH TURQUOISE IN JEWELLERY
Nothing pairs better with the azure of turquoise than white metals, like silver or white gold.
STORIES AND LEGENDS AROUND TURQUOISE
The name of turquoise comes from the fact that when Venetian merchants introduced it to Europe, it was believed to originate from Turkey: in reality, it came from Persia, where it was used as early as 5000 years before Jesus Christ and where the we always find the most beautiful specimens. It was used there as a talisman against the evil eye, to adorn turbans, or for dignitaries as a ring serving as a seal.
But the love story between man and turquoise goes back even further in time. Many turquoise jewels have been found in Egypt. Some date back to 6000 BC. In America, turquoise was a sacred stone, and it was even used as currency. The Aztecs made wonderful mosaics with this stone, such as the carved serpent found in the Treasury of Moctezuma II, the contemporary king of the arrival of the Spaniards. In South America, it was the stone of the Gods and men were unworthy of it. The Indians of North America saw pieces of the sky there … Many objects carved in turquoise have been found on sites of ancient occupation by Indians, in Western America. Today, the Navajo and other Native American peoples continue to make splendid turquoise and silver jewellery that is sold around the world.
VIRTUES AND BENEFITS OF TURQUOISE
The Indians, in fact, already used turquoise for its healing properties. She would cure scorpion stings and snakebites, it was believed. Made into a balm and applied to the eyelids, it was believed to prevent blindness.
Tibetan Buddhists associated it with red coral, the set symbolizing spiritual wealth and good fortune.
In lithotherapy, today, it is given many benefits; it would protect its owner from negative waves or harmful radiation, such as electromagnetic waves. Its ability to absorb these negative emanations would cause a change in colour, or even a loss of shine. Perhaps because of its cloudless sky colour, it would be a source of balance and unification: harmony of mind and body, male and female tendencies … It would develop the finesse of intuition and empathy. For people practicing meditation, turquoise would be a good catalyst, in conjunction with the third eye chakra. Raising certain inhibitions, it would allow positive energies to manifest and avoid psychological blockages to its wearer. In relation to the throat chakra, it would facilitate communication and therefore interpersonal relationships; it would be valuable for speakers, reducing the stress of speaking in public and facilitating speech. Finally, in harmony with the heart chakra, it would bring calm and serenity, amplifying the capacities of love.
ASTROLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE TURQUOISE
Turquoise is generally linked to the astrological signs of Libra, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, Aquarius, but above all, Scorpio. This sign, often considered to be hampered by a very high intensity of energy, sometimes turned negatively against itself, can be greatly helped by the turquoise which loosens its blockages, brings it calm and inner peace. Turquoise is the birthstone of children of December, it corresponds to the 18th wedding anniversary.