Here we have an old and well-worn Tibetan bicone-shaped turquoise bead – containing traditional end capping of hammered silver with a decorative embossed cap end (a metalworking technique known as repousse/ repoussage) motifs, to finish it off.
It measures 16x40mm.
A perfect ingredient to have on hand when designing a tribal/ethnic-style necklace, or a bracelet – you’re just limited by your imagination.
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone known for its spiritual and energetic healing qualities and reputed to aid in stress-relief and the elimination of negative energies.
Turquoise is revered as a protective stone shield and was used by warriors and soldiers going into battle for centuries.
The semi-precious stone is found in many countries throughout the world, but some of the finest turquoise comes from dry and arid regions in the United States, Mexico, Turkey, Iran, the Himalayas, Chile and China.
The stone is easily distinguished by its unique green and blue hues and is believed to attract good fortune and its ability to guide one to a state of calm and tranquillity.
Please also note some of the accompanying images may have been enlarged to show detail, while colours of the stone may vary slightly due to lighting variants.