Dimensions: the turquoise tubes are 3/4" long by 3/8" thick, and the necklace is 20" long, closing with a sterling hook clasp, designed like a stylized leaf.
The matching earrings are 1 3/4" long from the bottom of sterling earwires. They are a bit on the chunky side, but not weighty. Choose your pieces from the drop down menu, and if you prefer a smaller earring, made with just the bronzite beads and sterling, they are available, too.
Turquoise has been a sacred stone in many cultures. The Native Americans believed it helped connect the mind to the Universe, and used it in rainmaking ceremonies, and to protect the wearer from danger. Every shaman used a turquoise stone. The ancient pharaohs used it as ornamentation and to protect their status and wealth. It is said to help release negative behaviors, such as self-sabotage, to foster clear, heartfelt communication, and in general to attract healing and good luck.
Bronzite is said to be a grounding stone that helps one take control of life and actions, while maintaining politeness and consideration for others. Physically it is said to reduce muscular tension and restlessness, and to balance the body�s pH.