Turquoise benefits and folklore

Turquoise has been utilized by many civilizations, its been found in artifacts in Persia dating from 5000 BC. There is much superstition and folklore about turquoise, for instance,  it was said that if the stone changed color it was bad luck.
A thousand years ago, the Anasasi people of Chaco Canyon in the American Southwest began mining it in and used it in trade, and it has become an important part of American Indian culture. The Zuni believed it protected them from demons, the Apaches believed it helped them in war and battles, the Navajos used it in rainmaking ceremonies.
The name is derived from the European trade origins, meaning “Turkish stone”. Shakespeare wrote about it in the merchant of Venice. It was believed in Europe that Turquoise protected horses and riders from accidents and falls during travel.
Turquoise is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility. It increases protection, meditation energy, wisdom, balance, honest communication, strength, friendship and love. It shields the wearer from harmful influences, attracts friendship.
It is utilized in healing, and Shelly Kaehr, PH.D who wrote the very informative book, Edgar Cayce Guide to Gemstones, Minerals, Metals and More
states that Turquoise has a very high vibration, higher than other gemstones, and says that “it could be that, because it is truly one of the most ancient of stones, that it carries the wisdom of the ages .”
Healing with Turquoise can benefit the whole body, especially for the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. It has been recommended  for use in detoxification of alcohol, poison, pollution or radiation in the body, and also to treat high blood pressure, asthma, infections, and dental problems.
Turquoise can also aid in communication issues, including fear of public speaking. Mentally, it can restore and promote serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.
The color turquoise is also very healing, all colors have special and specific energy properties inherent in the color ray itself, which enhances the energy of the gemstone.
This color has more emphasis on feelings and creativity than with rational thought. The range in color between greens and blues, and various shades of  turquoise, blue green and or aqua relate to transformation, evolution, change, transmutation, the inner teacher, and the spiritual heart.
I have created two new necklaces with turquoise and the turquoise color agate, which I believe can be not only beautiful additions to one’s accessory collection, but very healing and inspirational as well.

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About Gemma

I have been surrounded with art and creativity all my life - both my parents were professional artists in New York City. I pursued a career in fashion design while living in New York and continued my involvement after moving to Italy. I became increasingly more interested in art while taking painting and sculpture classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and began painting seriously about 10 years ago. The jewelry design is a natural continuation of this creativity. Jewelry design is an art, and I approach each piece as if it were a painting using color as my primary inspiration. Color also reflects emotions, and I believe that it can actually effect emotions. I have created a unique collection of jewelry in semi-precious stones and silver utilizing gems and crystals. The colors and beauty that the stones themselves possess reflect specific energy and healing properties. Gems and minerals have long been known for their healing and beneficial effects and I like to create with those specific aims in mind. Gemstones and crystals emit specific vibrations, according to the mineral content, and also according to their color. We see color because of its vibration. All is matter of vibration, and scientists have long known this to be true. I love to explore the many possibilities that these energies and colors can offer combining the elements of design with the esoteric and energetic properties of the stones themselves. My collection sold for ten years in our jewelery store in the suburbs of Rome. It is currently sold online through my website and my Etsy Shop. I am continually creating new additions to my jewelery collection. Gemma's Gems, can be seen at this page of my website: http://gemmainsinna.com/page/224/gemmas-gems-my-jewelry-collection Newest additions: http://gemmainsinna.com/collections/37938
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