• Image of Hematite Encrusted Sacred White Buffalo Turquoise and Sandalwood with Black Opal
  • Image of Hematite Encrusted Sacred White Buffalo Turquoise and Sandalwood with Black Opal

All Crystals have healing and aligning properties

Dry Creek Sacred Buffalo Turquoise
When discovered in the Dry Creek Mine on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1993, they were not sure what it was. Because of its hardness, they decided to send it to have it assayed and their suspicions proved correct; it was in fact turquoise. It was not until 1996, however, that it was finally made into jewelry. Turquoise gets its color from the heavy metals in the ground where it forms. Blue turquoise forms when there is copper present, which is the case with most Arizona turquoise. Green turquoise forms where iron is present, the case with most Nevada turquoise. Sacred Buffalo turquoise forms where there are no heavy metals present, which turns out to be a very rare occurrence. The lack of any specific color consistency makes this stone distinctive and unique from other turquoises. To date, no other vein of this turquoise has been discovered anywhere else and when this current vein runs out, that will be the last of it. Authentic Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is from the Dry Creek Mine. Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is known as white turquoise, but is not to be confused with white buffalo, aka Howlite. They are not the same. Howlite (white buffalo) is a beautiful stone but it is not a turquoise. Do not be confused or misled into believing that howlite is white turquoise. Because this unique turquoise from the Dry Creek Mine is as rare as the sacred buffalo, the Indians call it "Sacred Buffalo" Turquoise. The Shoshone Indians are not known for jewelry work and as a consequence, the Shoshone sell or trade the Sacred Buffalo turquoise to the Navajos in Arizona and New Mexico, who then work it into jewelry. So many geologic chains of events must synchronize to create just one thin vein of turquoise that the mineral can rightly be envisioned as a fluke of nature. Turquoise is a rare and improbable product of an incalculable number of chemical and physical processes that must take place in the right combination and proper environment over a time span of hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of years.

Valued sacred by Native Americans, turquoise has long been considered a master healer said to assist the absorption of nutrients whilst strengthening the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration. Its special strengths aid in healing the respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. It is also recommended by crystal healers for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or radiation. Also for infections, high blood pressure asthma and problems with the teeth and mouth. Brings its wearer good luck. Turquoise is used as a metaphysical aid in any situation where clear communication is needed and also as an aid to public speaking. Can also be used to open connections between friends, allowing love to flow whilst enabling true, selfless bonding. Turquoise is said to open all chakras, permitting love, completeness and communication to flow through the entire being and increasing spiritual bonding. It is especially with the 5th ( throat) chakra and can also assist in opening the 4th (heart) chakra.

Turquoise Healing Properties

Healing Turquoise Gemstone ♥ Purification ♥ Serenity ♥ Protection ♥ Wisdom ♥ Balance ♥ Strength ♥ Friendship ♥ Love ♥ Positive thinking ♥ Sensitivity

Turquoise is a mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is an 11th Anniversary gemstone and vibrates to the number 1.

Chakras - Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone - December
Zodiac - Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet – Venus & Neptune
Element – Earth/Air/Fire
Typical colours - turquoise, blue, green, yellow-green

Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts. It neutralizes over acidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.

Folk Names: Sandal, Santal, White Sandalwood, White Saunders, Yellow Sandalwood
Gender: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Powers: Protection, Wishes, Healing, Exorcism, Spirituality

Magical Uses

This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is burned at seances and Full Moon rituals when mixed with frankincense.

Write your wish on a chip of sandalwood and burn in censer or cauldron. As it burns it sets the magic flowing, but remember to visualize your wish at the same time.

Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.

Powdered sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity, and it is also used as an incense base.

Sandalwood in Sacred Tradition

The olfactory characteristics of sandalwood are legendary. The warm, sweet, slightly spicy precious wood notes present a mellodic blend which is at once distinct yet not overpowering. The non-dominating fixative characteristics of the oil make it the ideal choice for creating attars and a wide range of other perfumes. It has the capacity to absorb the most ethereal notes of other plant materials, enrich and enliven them and give them back in a yet more beautiful form. Many substitutes have been tried for sandalwood but in the end one can only say that "sandalwood is sandalwood" and there is no real substitute for it.

In India the heartwood of sandalwood has divine status. One species, Hari-chandan, was said to grow only in the heavenly worlds, filling the celestial empire with its divine fragrance. The terrestial sandalwood is said to be its representative on earth. It is regularly used in the anointing of sacred idols. The fragrance of the sandalwood is said to be one of the most pleasing to the gods, hence its use in unguents, incense and fragrant oils. A paste is made from the wood for applying to the forehead in a variety of symbolic markings indicating to which religious sect a person belongs. Its cooling and soothing properties when applied in this manner are said to direct a person's attention towards contemplation of the mystery of life. In the last rites of devote Hindus, the wood is considered a most important ingredient of the funeral pyre. It is thought that the soul is carried back to its eternal abode with the scent of sandalwood. The fragrance of sandalwood and the religious life of India's people can hardly be separated. References to it appear in countless religious scriptures.

Therapeutic Applications of Sandalwood

Traditionally sandalwood has been used for treating digestive complications arising from diarrhea, nausea, colic and gastritis. It is listed as a carminative and digestive muscle relaxant. Its antiseptic properties have been successfully employed for treating genito-urinary infections. Indigenous physicians observed that the oil and heartwood possessed antispasmodic properties and so utilized it for treating bronchitis, coughs, sore throat and related diseases. Its use in treatment of skin problems is legendary. It is an excellent moisturizer and nourishes all skin types. Its astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and pain relieving properties have been put to good use in healing wounds, scars, and acne. Applied to the forehead in the form of a paste it has a cooling effect and is used to bring down fevers. In cosmetic preparations it is excellent for reducing wrinkles. In the realm of mental and emotional therapeutics sandalwood is used for treating stress, depression, anxiety and nervous tension as it is both a sedative and tonic. It is thought to naturally control anger and aggression and to act upon subtle emotional centers to promote compassion and openness.

Opal Healing Properties

Polished Opal ♥ Love ♥ Loyalty ♥ Peace ♥ Consciousness ♥ Faithfulness

Opal is a 14th Anniversary gemstone. Opal is also associated with Boulder Opal.

Birthstone - October
Zodiac - Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces
Element - Water
Typical colors - white, pink, black, beige, blue, yellow, brown, orange, red, green, purple

Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal strengthens memory. It encourages an interest in the arts. Wearing Opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.

Opal strengthens the will to live and treats infections and fevers. Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal also regulates insulin. It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.

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