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James Freeland, Navajo
More than 80 oval turquoise stones set in serrated bezels.
What is a Hatband?
Most hats come with a ribbon band of some kind, narrow to wide. Depending on the hat, this might look the best. Simple. Elegant. Other hats look great with a touch of horsehair either as a separate hatband or as part of the stampede string. Almost any hat looks good with a belt hat band and some look good with beaded hat bands.
By the way, hatbands are not just for western hats, they look great on most panama straw hats as well - maybe even on a fedora for the adventurous! Read more about hatbands . . .
TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about turquoise . . .