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Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik
Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant - Gem & Tonik

Number 8 Turquoise, Wild Horse Magnesite & Moonstone Pendant

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This handcrafted pendant features three incredible stones; a beautiful piece of aqua and brown Number Eight Turquoise, a gorgeous chocolate WIld Horse Magnesite, and a stunning piece of Moonstone that has the most gorgeous rainbow flash in the light. The setting has been created by hand from a combination of fine and sterling silver, and includes a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezels around each stone, and sterling silver trims and accents. It is also complimented with an accent made from hand-stamping an arrow symbols into molten sterling silver. The pendant has then been sanded smooth, oxidised darker in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable black organic cotton cord, which means that it can be worn as a choker, long layering necklace, or anything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!

Total Pendant Length: 69mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 32mm approx.

💎 NUMBER 8 TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
The Number 8 Turquoise mine is in the Lynn mining district in Eureka County, Nevada. It's famous for its black, golden red and brown spider web matrix set off with the unique bright powder blue turquoise background. The mine has now been depleted, and for this reason Number 8 Turquoise is considered to be extremely valuable.

💎 WILD HORSE MAGNESITE LORE:
Wild Horse is the name given to the stone that is actually a mixture of Magnesite and Hematite. It is a fairly new stone that was discovered in the mid-90’s near the Globe copper mine in the Gila wilderness area of southern Arizona. Wild Horse is considered to be quite rare, as there is only one known source for the stone. This, paired with it’s well regarded beauty, means that the stone retains a high value and is a remarkably popular with collectors.
In terms of properties, Wild Horse is considered to be wonderful for boosting creativity, helping with relaxation, stress and meditation, self-love and romantic love.

💎 MOONSTONE LORE:
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewellery for nearly two thousand years, as the Romans believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. It has used even longer in the Orient, and has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewellers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe was believed to reconcile estranged lovers and to cure sleeplessness.
Legendary as 'The Traveller's Stone,' Moonstone is great for protection at night or on the water. It is a great stone to keep during a first love or any new relationship. It helps creativity, confidence and self expression, and helps its wearer be more successful in their day to day working activities. It is also considered to be the ultimate fertility crystal.

⇺ The Lore of the Arrow ⇻
The Arrow is a symbol drenched in history and meaning dating back at least 10,000 years. In Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology, the Sun God Apollo and his twin sister Diana (also known as Artemis; Goddess of the Moon) used arrows as their weapons of choice, signifying the light of supreme power. The god of love Eros (perhaps more commonly known as Cupid), used his arrows to make gods, heroes and common people alike fall in love.
For Native Americans, the arrow was a tool for hunting and for protection, dating back thousands of years. To them, it also symbolised the sustenance of life. In ancient times, Arabians, Chaldeans, Greeks and Tibetans also used arrows to try and tell the future, in a practice called Belomancy. To do this, they would shoot arrows into the air, attempting to read a meaning from the direction of the arrows or from their positions in relation to each other.
In modern times, there is much acceptance that arrows still carry the symbolism that has been passed down from many of these ancient cultures and practices. They are thought to signify and promote concentration, reaching goals, protection, sustenance and moving forward. Arrows pointing down are thought to symbolise peace, arrows pointing up are thought to symbolise positivity and crossed arrows are thought to represent friendship and close ties.
In creating Tales of Turquoise, I chose arrows to complement this collection because I wanted to work with a symbol that carried with it as much history and power as the Turquoise stones I was using. For me, the arrow evokes images of wide open spaces, vast deserts or mountainous ranges far from home. They also remind me of the two trips I have taken through Nevada and Arizona in the United States in the last four years, where I acquired much of the Turquoise that I used in this collection.

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