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Tibetan Turquoise featured on one of our postcards.
Tibetans have always placed a high value on the power of stone beads, and Tibetan turquoise is one of the top prized stones. Local to the Himalayas, this turquoise is viewed by the Tibetans as a symbol for the sky. Traditionally, the larger the bead the more power it possessed, so Tibetan women spend their lifetimes trading up to a larger and more wonderfully colored and patterned stone beads for their personal necklaces. The first jewelry given to Tibetan children is always turquoise, which is believed to keep people from falling. A conservative estimate of age for the Tibetan turquoise beads is 300-500 years, but considering that turquoise beads have been used throughout the region since at least 1000 B.C., some pieces can be older than 500 years.
Three finished necklaces of hand matched Tibetan Turquoise made in store by the owner, Christina.
A collection of Tibetan Turquoise shown with a very complimentary strand of mosaic coral.
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