A large silver rectangle stamped with a layered pattern inspired by aboriginal art. Little turquoise and chrysoprase dangle below. The chain is made of chrysoprase, turquoise, and little white pearls knotted on silk, which connects to a rectangular length oxidized silver chain. Chain measures 28" and slips over the head. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Chrysoprase: The name chrysoprase has been derived from a Greek word "chrysos prason," which literally means ‘gold leek’. Chrysoprase has been called a "Victory Stone”, after stories of Alexander the Great carriying the stone in his belt during his 11 year winning streak. In the 18th century, as said, thieves used to become invisible by keeping the stone in their mouth. Chrysoprase is rumored to help one tap into inner courage and provides the wisdom to use it wisely, especially when one is acting on one's convictions.
About turquoise: The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure. It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise.
Turquoise, the gemstone worn by pharaohs and Aztec kings, is probably one of the oldest gemstones known. Native Americans and many of the Indian tribes in Mexico used turquoise for currency, and the stone is still associated with the religious rites of the Navajo. Because it remains fashionable, turquoise is quite highly prized, although it is fairly plentiful.
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