Stunning Turquoise & Pyrite Crystal Pendant in 14k Gold Wire Wrap.
Long been celebrated as a stone of protection It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Turquoise, is the captivating sea-green stone of the ancients, represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. Ancient peoples believed in its profound power to protect, as well as its tranquil energy and its association with enduring love.
Early Native American tribes placed tremendous import on the beautiful blue stone. They associated it with the god of the sky, and shamans relied on the stone as a conduit between heaven and Earth. Specifically, they used it to channel the healing energies of the cosmos.
Many Native Americans wore the powerful blue-green stone for protection in battle. For example, the Apaches fashioned amulets and charms out of turquoise. They used these charms to decorate their arrows, believing that the powerful stones improved aim and accuracy. (source)
Meanwhile, other Southwestern tribes believed the stone attracted life-giving water. Indeed, both the Lakota-Souix and the Navajos used the sea-green stone in their cloud-busting rituals. These rituals invited the rain god to release heaven's waters upon the earth.
Finally, the majority of the southwestern tribes wore turquoise amulets for personal protection from harm, illness, and negative energies. Shamans also used them in healing rituals.
Turkish warriors crafted talismans from the ancient mineral. They used them to adorn their swords, their armor, and their horse's bridles and saddles. They believed these amulets protected them specifically from injuries associated with falling. (source)
Furthermore, they believed turquoise enhanced their courage, providing the inner calm necessary to master fear. In addition, they believed the water stone provided good fortune and happiness.
Meanwhile, in Tibet, the stone's shift in color from blue to green represented the cycle of life and death. As such, it came to represent the process of developing wisdom.
Dimensions: 2.55" x 1.44" x .226" inches
Weight Grams: 48 carats - 12 grams
Pyrite - These metallic crystals are often used to attract money and good fortune.
Native Americans believed they could look into one's very soul when peering into a polished piece of Pyrite. Their shamans used it as a Stone of Power. Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding.
Pyrite was very often used for scrying. The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas, at one time, all were known to polish large slabs of Pyrite to a mirror-like finish which they used for this very purpose. Native Americans believed they could look into one's very soul when peering into a polished piece of Pyrite. Their shamans used it as "a stone of power," and their medicine men used it in certain healing rituals. Pyrite has also been labeled the "Healer's Stone". The ancient Chinese viewed the earth as a golden cube, a vision well emulated by Pyrite.
They also believed that Pyrite would guard against crocodile attacks. Pyrite is thought to create a better balance and flow between right and left brain function. This helps transform the intuitive and creative (right brain) thought into logical and well-reasoned (left brain) action.
These metallic crystals are often used to attract money and good fortune. It is also widely used to protect against infections and viral attacks, and to help one attain a more ideal state of health.
An interesting parallel...Edgar Cayce, commonly known as "The Sleeping Prophet", recommended that "to carry a piece of Carbon Steel in one's pocket (preferably a groin pocket) would inhibit one from catching a cold or infection".
Carbon Steel is a mixture of Iron and Carbon, to which Pyrite is similar and claims the same health benefit. The ancient Greeks used polished Pyrite in various types of jewelry and amulets. During the Victorian Age in England, jewelry made with Pyrite was extremely popular. Cleanse and recharge Pyrite under the rays of the Sun.
In its mimic of Gold, Pyrite can be carried to attract wealth and is used in many money spells. On the other side of Pyrite's spectrum, it can also be used as a shield in either a hands-on or visualized manner. Carry some to shield yourself from negative energies or use its essence and color in imagining a golden protective sphere around yourself or your loved ones. In either case, don't be surprised if, while surrounded in its radiant glow, you suddenly come up with one or two more brilliant and creative ideas! No worries, though, Pyrite will help you see them through to completion.
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