Turquoise necklace with vintage hand painted peruvian pottery bead. It has a cute Llama walking into the sunset. Vintage bear carved beads in green turquoise and picasso jasper, also lapis, sterling silver and pearl.
Exclusive. Artisan made turquoise necklace.
Necklace Length: 17" and Pendant length: 3"
Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Called the gem joy, and The Sky Stone, Native tribes used it as currency and amulets. Long considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil.
Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: in dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. It occurs in a whole range of hues from Azure blue to grey-green, the blue is created by copper, the green by bivalent iron and chrome.
It has a Mohs hardness of 6. Birthstone for December and gem representative for the 11th anniversary.
This blue hued gemstone has been attributed with healing powers, promoting the wearer's status and wealth, protection from evil and brings good luck. The Apaches believed that turquoise attached to a bow or firearm increased a hunter’s accuracy. Turquoise was a ceremonial gem and a medium of exchange for Native Americans in the southwestern US. using it in extensively in jewelry and amulets.