Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Turquoise...A piece of Fallen Sky

Turquoise is the modern day gemstone for December. It is so named because it was initially brought to Europe by way of Turkey. This stone is one of the oldest stones known and one of the first gems to be used in jewelry.

Turquoise was considered by ancients to be a sacred stone, protective against all manners of evil and ill health. The Navajo believe that a piece of turquoise is actually a piece of the sky that has fallen to Earth.

Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. If given turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.


Pixie said...

the first 'real' jewelry I ever got from my mom wa a turquoise ring, necklace and ring. I still wear the neckalce and I still oove turquoise!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Is there anything more beautiful than a turquoise stone set in silver?

Rue said...

It's a really beautiful stone. I don't have a piece, but my mother wears it alot.

Sweet B Folk Art said...

Turquoise is such a beautiful color - one of my faves!

You have won the November Candy Challenge Lady - FINALLY!

I think I still have your address - if I cant find it (you know what a mess my studio is in) - I will let you know.

Congrats! wooooo weeee!

Bridgett said...

And it's my birthstone! Yay!

It really is beautiful, isn't it?