This one of a kind, hand forged necklace is made with hammered nickel silver, turquoise beads, plant dyed Peruvian alpaca yarn, and recycled leather. Hangs approximately 8" from a hammered nickel clasp. It sits nicely on the collar bone.
Turquoise has long been considered a holy stone by Native Americans, believing it provides protection against harm. Egyptians and Greeks also considered it a protective stone and was worn by horse riders on long journeys. It is used as a healing stone with many attributes. It is said to help with the treatment of lung and throat infections, alleviate stomachache, gout, rheumatism, speed recovery from illness and infection, alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. Psychologically it has the power to lift depression, promote endurance, and give self-confidence. It can stabilize mood swings, counteract apathy and renew energy. Turquoise is particularly effective on the throat chakra, and is linked to the star sign Aquarius. A necklace is a good choice if wanting to use turquoise on the throat chakra because it hangs on either side of the throat.