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
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
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Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)
Red Coral is
the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of
marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny
animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing
on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed
hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It
can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished
to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also
be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws.
jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The
Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites
from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.