Friday, May 10, 2013

Turquoise and Magnesite

It is easy to confuse these two stones as they can be similar in color.
Turquoise brings happiness and good fortune. It is the birthstone for Sagittarius: Nov. 22-Dec. 21, as well as the stone for the 5th wedding anniversary. Turquoise guards against diseases and attracts healing spirits. Believed to assist in subtle body alignment and strengthening and the absorption of nutrients while strengthening the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration. It is also thought to be a valuable amulet for travelers. A protective stone, it is worn to guard against violence and accidents.  It promotes gentleness, tranquility, comfort, and wholeness. And it stabilizes and balances the emotions and drives away evil spirits.

Magnesium rich magnesite is known for its calming properties, helping to improve creative visualization and imagination. It is also commonly believed to bring deep peace and silent relaxation during meditation, stimulate passion in the heart and help strengthen bones and teeth.

 In this necklace I combined a magnesite teardrop with turquoise, sterling silver and matte black glass beads with a pewter toggle clasp. This has now SOLD.
Here is another magnesite teardrop combined this time with iolite and sterling silver. with a pewter toggle clasp. Iolite is known as the Vikings' compass, due to it's ability to determine the direction of the sun on overcast days. When the legendary Viking mariners sailed the wide ocean, they used thin pieces of iolite as the world's first polarizing filter. Looking through an iolite lens, they could determine the exact position of the sun, and navigate safely. This has now SOLD.

Matching bracelets. Both are now SOLD.

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