A beautiful vile filled with Turquosie gem chip with a feather charm
Pendant is on a 20" Silver tone Chain> From bail to end of ball is approx 3.25" long
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.
NAME: The name was originally French, [turquoise,] meaning "Turkish" It originally referred to material from the great localities in Persia (now Iran), which had passed through Turkey via the old trade routes and was mistakenly believed to have been excavated there.
LEGEND and LORE: This stone has long been used for protection against traumatic injuries. It was thought that the stone would shatter, thus warning the wearer of imminent physical danger. It was also used to decorate the bridles of horses, to protect them against broken bones from falls. Among the Native Americans of the Southwestern United States, Turquoise is believed to be a connector of Earth and Sky. It is one of the four "elemental" gemstones of the Pueblos; (the others are coral, jet and abalone shell). This is considered to be one of the Birthstones for December:
"If cold December gives you birth,
The month of snow, and ice, and mirth,
Place on your hand a Turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate're you do."
MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Turquoise is thought to increase Wisdom. "An old ritual utilized Turquoise to gain wealth. Perform this rite a few days after the New Moon when the crescent is first visible in the sky. Avoid looking at the Moon until the proper time. Hold a Turquoise in your hand. Visualize your magical need -- money -- manifesting in your life. Move outside and look at the Moon. Then directly shift your gaze to the Turquoise. The magic has begun. Carry the stone with you until the money arrives."
HEALING: It is recommended that healers wear Turquoise to increase their power. This stone is also said to heal the emotional "heart" of the individual. .
Turquoise Goddess Crystals
Turquoise honors Estsanatlehi, the Native American Goddess of Change. She is the Apache and Navajo Fertility Goddess known as the Changing Woman, or Turquoise Woman.
Turquoise honors Hathor, the Egyptian Goddess of Joy and Fertility. She is often honored as a special Goddess of Musicians, and as the “Mistress of Turquoise” she was the patron of Egyptian miners.
Turquoise honors Maat, the Egyptian Goddess of Justice. She represents the underlying holiness and unity of the Universe.
Turquoise honors Tara, or Dolma, the Buddhist “Savioress” Goddess, often depicted with a bluish-green complexion.
Turquoise honors Whope, the Lakota Sioux Goddess of Peace.
She is not only the goddess of harmony, but also of meditation and friendship. Whope is strongly associated with Turquoise because of its use for healing, bringing rain, and personal protection.
Turquoise honors Yemoja, the African Goddess of the Oceans and Protector of Pregnant Women. Honored not only in Africa, but also in Brazil, she is the patron of women, particularly pregant women, fishermen, and sunken ship survivors.
Turquoise colored crystals also honor Sophia, the Goddess of Wisdom. She is the feminine of the divine, the nurturing element of the life force.