African Turquoise: Stone of Evolution

The Stone of Evolution

African Turquoise braceletsAlthough African Turquoise is called Turquoise, it is actually not turquoise, it is a form of jasper that is mined in Africa. The matrix of the stone with its beautiful black and brown webs and spots is what truly makes the stone a beautiful substitute for the more expensive traditional turquoise.

African turquoise contains crystal quartz which gives it an opaque appearance, in contrast to the usually transparent agate. Because of its makeup and inclusions, African turquoise is actually a much harder stone than traditional turquoise, making it great for beaded bracelets that may get abused in day-to-day wear.

Metaphysically, African turquoise is the ‘Stone of Evolution’, brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself. African turquoise opens the mind to new ideas, new possibilities and new existence. It is a stone that brings structure, balance and prosperity where it is due.

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**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Fresh Picked Jewels does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.