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The Sky Stone

The Sky Stone

What is Turquoise Turquoise is a natural, opaque, blue-to-green mineral containing copper and aluminium and thought to be one of the oldest stones in man’s history. The name Turquoise comes from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning Turkish stone, as the stone was transported through trade routes that ran through Turkey, or were often bought in Turkish bazaars.   Turquoise has been a gem of great importance to many cultures across centuries. According to both ancient cultures and new age spiritualism, Turquoise has many spiritual properties, such as: attunement, cleansing, prosperity, and protection.   History of Turquoise   Persia is one...

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History Of The Signet Ring

History Of The Signet Ring

Tracing Back The Origins Of The Signet Ring Signet rings have been worn by mankind for over 3500 years. They have been used for the purpose of identification, as a symbol of status, to seal documents, and of course, as decorative jewellery.   During the Bronze Age, the Minoan civilization used signet rings regularly and for numerous reasons. Seal iconography was carved onto the flat bezels of gold, silver, or bronze rings. The owner would then use the seal as a signature to secure and identify property, to designate ownership, and as a symbol of office or authority. Due to...

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