The Native Americans believe that this is a sacred stone which imparts long life and protection. It is said to be an absorber of negative energy and brings wisdom and allays fears. It is thought to be physically helpful for anorexia, headaches and problems with the throat. Linked also to problems with infections and high blood pressure.
This beautiful turquoise coloured stone is thought to be visually soothing and enables one to be balanced and confident. Like Turquoise also linked to the throat. Also said to be the stone to enhance artistic qualities, creativity, grace and a self-assuredness.
ABALONE OR PAUA
In New Zealand this beautiful shell is known as Paua by the Maoris and is revered very highly. Ths shell comes from other parts of the world and there it is known as Abalone. It is classed as an organic mineral in the same way as Pearls and Mother of Pearl. It is thought to be an anticarinogen and is said to improve protein assimulation and strenghten the heart and other muscle tissue.
December's birthstones are Turquoise, Amazonite and Abalone (Paua)
The necklaces on the stand are all Turquoise, the stones and necklaces in the foreground are Amazonite.