Jasper Pendant

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One of the most popular art forms among the Southwest Indian tribes is jewelry. Navajo jewelry in particular has the most prominent reputation among all the jewelery Southwest with India pendants, bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings.

There are some gemstones regularly used in Navajo and other Southwest Indian jewelry, including turquoise, hematite, jasper, malachite, aventurine, amethyst and rhodonite. This article gives a brief description and the Southwest Indian meanings spirit behind each gemstone.

Of course, turquoise is probably the most common gemstone used in Navajo jewelry and other southwestern Indian. Turquoise is thought to promote healing and good fortune. It is a stone that is used in Southwest Indian religious ceremonies.

Hematite is a stone metallic gray. It is used to revitalize and energize with positive effects on the bloodstream. The brownish red jasper stone is considered the aging and protects against negativity. Jasper also promotes healing in the kidneys, liver, spleen and bladder.

Malachite, which comes in dark green, it clarifies the emotions, removes obstructions and facilitates views. This gemstone also represents fidelity and loyalty. Adventurine, which comes in light green, enhancing the quietness and reported anxiety or fear. It is a stone that promotes firmness and leadership.

The purple color amethyst aids intuition, conducted for peaceful purposes energy and, oddly enough, encourages freedom from addictions. Finally, rhodonite, a Rose Stone color with black and brown specifications promotes thinking positive. Rhodonite is said to also help restore mental stability and overcoming difficulties.

These gemstones are often embedded in silver, and in a bracelet or pendant. A silver background certainly makes the gemstone really stand out in Southwest Indian jewelry piece. As with other forms of jewelry, we highly recommend to buy Navajo and other Southwest Indian jewelry only from reputable sources, to ensure authenticity.

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Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery http://www.FreeSpiritGallery.ca, an online gallery specializing in Inuit art and Native American Indian art. including carvings and prints. Also numerous information articles and videos.

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