MB-044 Onyx and African Turquoise Bracelet
The name “African Turquoise” is a bit of a misnomer in the sense that this stone isn’t turquoise at all, rather it is a variety of jasper (which is itself a form of chalcedony) that is mined in Africa. The stone’s beautiful organic look comes from the mineral content of the stone, incuding crystal quartz (giving it the opaque appearance) as well as copper and iron. African Turquoise is an excellent candidate for jewelry items that are intended for frequent wear due to its natural hardness (6.5-7 on the mohs scale
African turquoise is considered the stone of evolution, bringing about great change and transformation in life. This gorgeous stone opens up your mind to the possibility of all things new and unknown. It helps us to accept the need for change and gives us the strength to pursue it with confidence. I imagine it would be beautiful and supportive in a design that someone would wear to a job interview, first day of work, or an introductory meeting with a new client or friend.
Some people wear Onyx jewelry so that they can improve their memory, bring balance to their mind, or reduce their stress. The idea that it can alleviate negative feelings remains pervasive in that wearing Onyx jewelry is still believed to help you keep pessimism away, to do away with negative thoughts.
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