Aside from being gorgeous, turquoise fulfills a deep spiritual longing for beauty and connectedness which the Native Americans understood and still understand to this day.
(PRWEB) June 30, 2013
Those who have ever appreciated the beauty of a turquoise bracelet are already a part of the biggest trend to sweep the jewelry world in recent years. The trend towards Native American jewelry has become apparent in locations ranging from the runway shows of top designers to popular clothing stores to your favorite celebrities. It's definitely a time of turquoise.
A Gemstone for the Ages
"Turquoise is viewed as having mystical powers," says turquoisebracelet.com spokesperson Tammy Snyder. Snyder is not surprised by the uptick in the demand for turquoise jewelry. "Aside from being gorgeous, turquoise fulfills a deep spiritual longing for beauty and connectedness which the Native Americans understood and still understand to this day."
Due to its qualities of being a sturdy stone, Turquoise held many connotations in the ancient world and continues to hold qualities of strength, timelessness and universal power. Culturally speaking, a turquoise bracelet can have important symbolism since they were often worn by people who were considered leaders and healers. "A turquoise bracelet is a piece of power jewelry," Tammy Snynder is quick to point out.
Ancient Appeal for Modern Times
Turquoise is as meaningful today as it was to the tribes of yesteryear. A whole new generation of people are becoming enchanted with turquoise, according to Snyder. In fact, turquoise has found its way into modern jewelry and it is commonly used as a gemstone for bracelets, earrings, necklace pendants, and rings. Turquoise is the official birthstone of Sagittarius, making it a very popular birthday gift choice.
Turquoise Jewelry Might Be Millions of Years in the Making
Those who think they know turquoise may need to think again. Turquoise comes in many shades and splendors. This chameleon quality, according to Snyder, is one of the reasons people with so many different tastes can all fall in love with turquoise. “People often can’t believe the brilliant variations, ranging from sky blue to algae green. They think the stones are synthetic because nature couldn’t possibly dream up such amazing shades. But they’re wrong. Nature does create these beautiful spectacles of greens and blues.”
In fact, the process by which these brilliant colors are created by nature is quite complex. The gemstone is created by the natural process of apatite and feldspar mixing. The joined substances then interact with copper if hot lava is present. Due to the fact that the process occurs near the surface of the Earth, it mixes with oxygen. Exposure to oxygen and water creates the unique and beautiful color we know today as a turquoise stone.
Those who love gemstones have a new place to log on and learn. The website turquoisebracelet.com was created to give anyone looking for a turquoise bracelet or other piece of artifact jewelry a resource to study these prized gemstones.