I love chunky Jewelry it makes me feel kind of grandiose and that I like I also enjoy working with a Copper and Turquoise mix because of the healing of copper and the power of Turquoise this is a very good mix if you are wanting to empower yourself in body, mind or soul.
Copper: A plentiful metal ore used for centuries both for utilitarian and decorative purposes, ranging in color from a soft red-brown to a deep brick red, when exposed to oxygen the surface will rust to a bright green. Copper is used by medical science for many ailments, particularly for inflammation.
Healing Properties: said to aid in the fight against inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism, particularly when used in conjunction with other stones. Said to help stabilize the metabolism and heighten the actions of the cleansing organs and the immune system, beneficial for the lungs, improving the exchange of oxygen and filtering out pollutants. As soft tissue and mucous membranes retain more moisture they're claimed to become less susceptible to irritation through exposure to copper. Also said to be an excellent aid for increasing your ability to express and accept true feelings, balances
Turquoise, a stone ranging in color from blue to green to yellow, is filled with wonderful patterns of brown and black matrix that are composed mainly of copper deposits. Although turquoise has captivated man's imagination for centuries, no one is sure exactly when it was discovered. Prehistoric people used and prized it for its blue-green colors because carved pieces have been found in burial and archeological sites spanning the globe.
The beauty and history of turquoise is hard to match! Steeped in history and intrigue, it is truly a captivating stone. It has been used in religion, art, trade, treaty negotiations and of course as treasured jewelry to many kingdoms and peoples. Whether you study ancient Egyptians, Chinese Dynasties, Aztec Mythology or Native American people, it seems clear that turquoise has always been and always will be considered a stone of life, beauty, and good fortune.
The Power of the Stone
Turquoise is one of the official birthstones for the month of December, and is heralded as the stone of communication. It encourages enthusiasm, thus inspiring new projects and bringing to light undiscovered artistic abilities. Turquoise also provides understanding and encourages attention to detail while attracting prosperity and success.
The sprawling lines of coppery matrix provide a large amount of energy to its wearer. This may be one reason why the stone has long been prized as a powerful talisman with healing properties. It is believed that turquoise can help balance the blue throat chakra, enhancing the ability to communicate while increasing resistance to viruses, helping to relieve sore throats and allergies.
Turquoise has a waxy luster. It is typically blue-green with brown/black veins of matrix running through it. Some turquoise is dyed to give it an evenly vivid color. Most turquoise is stabilized to improve overall strength and polish.
It is mined across the globe, and each location yields specific stone colors and characteristics ranging from the bright sky blue-matrix free Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona to the rough, organic yellow colors and heavy matrix mined from Africa.
Chalk turquoise is a form of natural turquoise that has a white chalk-like consistency. It has the same chemical composition as turquoise, only without the copper (it's the copper that causes the blue turquoise color). It is dyed pleasing colors and stabilized to produce beads that are hard enough to use in jewelry.
Mineral Information Copper containing basic aluminum phosphate
Chemical Composition CuAl6(I(OH)2/PO4)4.4H2O
Color Sky blue, blue-green, green
Specific Gravity 2.60-2.80
Refractive Index 1.61-1.65