PENDANT Epidote is also a key component of some rocks. Epidosite is rock composed of quartz and epidote. Unakite is altered granite that is composed of epidote, pink orthoclase feldspar and colorless quartz. It is named after the Unakas Mountains of North Carolina in the United States, where it was first discovered. Good quality unakite takes a good polish and is often used to produce cabochons for jewelry or shaped into decorative ornamental gemstone carvings and various objects.
The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years. The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen. In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times. Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health.While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide. Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise.
And so our turquoise love story continues. While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited.
Turquoise jewelry has been worn for both fashion and cultural significance throughout history. Many American Indian tribes believe the stone harbors mystical powers. According to some beliefs, turquoise can keep bad spirits away and some believe it can ward off bad spirits, encourage communication, creativity and spiritual bonding.The item "VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING SILVER TURQUOISE NECKLACE & RING SOUTHWESTERN" is in sale since Monday, April 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.