This rare old style turquoise necklace is mainly green in colour and a strong, stunning piece to wear. Accentuated with four square-shaped silver highlights and two rectangular ones with a silver clasp. Slightly worn. 99 beads. A collector’s piece.
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone much loved by ancient shamanic peoples throughout the world. Many consider it to be both a protective stone for the traveller and to bring its owner luck. Many people in the Americas and Asia revere it and wear it as rings, earrings, pendants or necklaces.
In Tibetan medicine and traditional healing turquoise is also the colour of Yuthok – the father of Tibetan medicine – and is considered essential to protecting a person’s vital energy (their precious bLa). People believe it has the ability to ward off attacks from any source seeking to deplete this vital energy.
Traditional Tibetan medicine and healing practitioners believe that losing one’s bLa will lead to a loss of vitality which can even shorten a person’s lifespan. Little wonder that Tibetans not only revere the stone but measure their wealth by the number of pieces in their collection. However, to obtain the full benefit of turquoise, the stone must be intact – not subjected to heat treatment or processed. Unfortunately, we find that many pieces sold today are processed, and fake dyed stones readily available and easily sold. Even experienced buyers find that what they purchased is not what it seems. However, those who seek the energy from the stone can tell real from fake.
Our 100% natural turquoise pieces (not processed) come in various sizes and the stones made into necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Each piece is one of a kind from a personal collection. Never worn. We use it in our work and for protection.
This collector’s piece in a gorgeous green has 99 beads, irregular shaped, rustic style with pure silver highlights and clasp. Length 220mm. Weighs 73gms. For men and women.