Stunning necklace made with graduated genuine turquoise discs with an accent of large and small purple spiny oyster shell beads. These turquoise disks are all hand rolled and cut of the most exquisite sky blue turquoise. The purple spiny oyster shell is becoming rarer and much harder to find, especially in the larger size beads. Did you know the color of the spiny oyster shell is determined by what it eats? The necklace ends in small sterling siver cones and a hand stamped silver toggle in a floral and butterfly pattern.
Reminiscent of the southwest style mastered by the Navajo, this necklace is the perfect mix of sky and earth. Measuring approximately 20 inches long, it is the perfect length to wear with that crisp white shirt and show inside the collar, or with a scoop neck top where it is highlighted on your bare neck.
THE STONE AND SHELL MEDICINE:
In traditional thought, Turquoise unites the earth and sky, bringing together male and female energies. Turquoise is a stone of “earth-grounding” and is valuable in preventing one from losing touch with the conscious mind during deep meditations. It provides strength and protection. Did you know that it is said that turquoise connects with its owner and will grow pale in color if the wearer becomes ill, sometimes losing all color if the wearer passes away, only to regain color when worn again by a new, health owner.
Shells are commonly referred to as symbolizing boundless growth as the shells are continually growing throughout the mollusks life. Used since the Stone Ages as jewelry, decoration and as holders during religious ceremonies to invoke the sacred, wearing Shell Jewelry has also been used to improve fertility. Shell stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making. Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self. It provides cohesive energy for groups. This organic shell-life-matrix of the sea carries the energies of life, water, comfort and peace of mind. It is protective of it’s host or wearer, a safe haven and home that resonates security from the tides constant changing. A greater sense of understanding, patience and knowing opens, reflected from the rhythms of the sea that this shell has endured. In healing folklore it encourages security, adaptability and joy.