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.
I love working with turquoise. When I’m not knitting a new shawl or creating a new piece of fiber art, I am in my studio working on a new precious stone necklace. Lately, many of those have featured real turquoise stones because I just feel drawn to the stone for so many reason, including the ones above.
I’ve always had an attachment to the American Indian heritage and lifestyle, and a lot of their beadwork features turquoise amongst other stones. Indian priests wore it in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky.
The International Gem Society says of turquoise:
People everywhere have cherished turquoise, whether used as a decorative or protective amulet, a horse protector, or rain bringer. The blue stone with the cheeriness of the sunny sky has always been foremost a symbol of hope.
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