This funky necklace is made from round cut natural African turquoise, highlighted with sterling silver beads, a vintage Indian silver pendant and sterling silver findings and hook clasp.
What is African turquoise? It's actually the trade name for a type of jasper that is mined only in Africa. The stone is green blue in colour and is rich with inclusions of crystal quartz, iron and copper deposits in a matrix of black and brown veins, making this stone a beautiful substitute for the much more expensive traditional turquoise. Because of its inclusions, and with a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, African turquoise is a much harder stone than turquoise, which makes it great for jewellery of all types.
Measurements: Length 43.5 cm (17.25”). Pendant length 2.2 cm (1")
Metaphysical Properties of African Turquoise:
As a jasper, this is an evolutionary stone that assists in any transition through necessary change, opening the mind to future possibilities, new ideas and your true self, while balancing the past with the future. It is considered a stone of the Third Chakra.
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