INSPIRATION: Ancient Egypt
ABOUT THE STONES: Part of my fascination with jewelry making is the stones. What do they mean? Where did they come from? Below find the meaning of the stones of this particular piece. Please keep in mind that gemstones and semi-precious gemstones have many different meanings to many different cultures- these are just what I’ve found in my research! :)
***AMBER is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but a fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. In ancient times, amber was carried by travelers for protection. Amber brings a care free, sunny disposition. It also promotes good luck and success and dissolves opposition.
***CORAL was once thought to be a plant and has been called the "garden of the sea". The ancient Egyptians placed pieces of coral in tombs as a protection against evil spirits because they believed that each piece truly contained a drop of divine blood. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness and enables the wearer to enjoy life.
***TURQUOISE s one of the oldest protection amulets. It is one of the oldest stones known and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Turquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years. The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry. Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means "Turkish stone" as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. The best turquoise comes from Iran, but not much is exported now. Much turquoise comes from Mexico and the United States today. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone will protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it, as turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.
***LAPIS is an ancient gem, and as such, has a storied history. Egyptian cultures made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. The very earliest cultures valued lapis lazuli more highly than gold. Greeks spoke of an ancient sapphire, which was included with gold, and this, was unmistakably lapis. It is one of the most powerful stones and should be used with care. Lapis purifies and clarifies the mind allowing one to focus on what is real and true.
WHERE ARE THE STONES FROM? West Lafayette & Thailand
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