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Gemstones used in the Native American jewelry and their virtues

Published : 02/07/2017 23:32:50
Categories : Gemstones used in the Native American jewelry and their virtues


Turquoise 

The colour of Turquoise stone goes from blue,pale blue to green.The most known mines from the United States are the Apache Canyon mine in California and Sleeping beauty mine in Arizona,that's why you can find the "Sleeping Beauty turquoise", very popular,because it has less impurity.For the Navajos the turquoise stone represents hapiness,luck and health.Turquoise is the most used stone in Native American arts and crafts.

Onyx

Onyx is a variety of agate with various colors,but you mostly will find it with its black aspect.It's known to be a calming stone.The Native americans believe it collects negative energy from you while tou wearing it.

Opal

Opal is greatly prized from the native american artists,because it has various colors.You'll find white stones,black,blue or even yellow called stone of fire.The world capital of opal is Coober Peddy,situated 500 miles south of Alice Springs in Australia.

Lapis Lazuli

The color of Lapis stone is indigo blue,sky blue.There are mines in the United States like the Bighorn Mine in California.It's the stone for wisdom and bravery and it increases psychic ability.

Coral

Today only the red coral and the Japan coral is still used in jewelry.Coral has organic origins,it's the skeletal remains of a marine animal called coral polyps.Coral is known to be soothing and protective.

Malachite

Malachite colors are green,deep green,light green with stripes.It's very popular in the Native American south west jewelry.Malachite keeps away danger and illness.It's also known to balance and stabilize emotions.

Rhodochrosite

The common colors of Rhodochrosite are light red and pink with dark and light stripes.One of the mine is situated near Alma in Colorado.It helps heal deep emotional trauma and balances with vibrations.

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. This is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety.
It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will.
It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening. This natural crystal balances the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders.

Jetstone

Jetstone is a hard black brilliant stone.It's an organic gemstone.Very popular in the United States during the 20's, a lot of women wore long beaded necklaces.It's used to beautify Native American jewelry.

Spiny Oyster

The Spiny Oyster shell is used in theNative American jewelry.It's not an oyster but it has some caracteristic like adhere itselfs to rocks.They are found primarly in Baja California in the Cortez Sea.A spiny Oyster is believed to bring you a sense of understanding and patience.

Mother of Pearl

Mother of pearl is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects.Nacre, or mother of pearl, is the same substance that is deposited around a tiny particle that becomes lodged in the mollusk--either naturally or inserted by a human. Eventually, this nacre builds around the small object and becomes a pearl.

Jasper

Jasper is a stone that can have several aspects, spotted, red, black, ribbon etc. Jasper is known to have been the favorite jewel in the ancient world. Some polished jaspes may have surprising images, some origins, such as Those of Idaho or Oregon have received a distinct denomination, the Jaspe Bruneau or Owyhee. The main deposits of Jaspe are in Germany, Brazil, the United States, France, India, Madagascar and In Russia. Yellow Jasper acts on the pancreas and on the liver as well as the red jasper and also acts on the urinary tract.

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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