These are old necklaces from the mountains of Guatemala. Each has obviously been restrung many times keeping the old beads and supplementing with new beads. The colors are wonderful and many of them are strung with real artistry.
I believed these to be glass but I was told that they are made of some kind of synthetic crystal.
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lovely liittle natural turquoise stone and spiny oyster shell hung on a sterling silver snake chain. The necklace measures 16.5" long.
metaphysical properties of turquoise: Metaphysically, Turquoise is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe, and Turquoise is considered sacred in many Chinese cultures as well. Turquoise is a wonderful companion to use when removing and releasing old behaviors such as self-sabotage and self-martyrdom that no longer serves in growth.
Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with Water and Air Elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also enhances communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a protective stone, often being used for amulets. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing strength and purification.
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