Rare Gemstone Necklace with Water Buffalo Horn Slabs, Genuine Turquoise and Mexican Fire Opal
If you're looking for a unique statement piece, you found it! This One of a Kind design features gorgeous sacred Water Buffalo Horn, real Turquoise, and Fire Opal accents. I selected the stones to honor the Native American buffalo, a respected animal. The reddish horn has flashes of orange, accented with the Fire Opal. The genuine Turquoise nuggets offer a beautiful contrast, similar to styles of Southwest Natives.
20" (50.8 cm)
Sterling Silver lobster clasp
Turquoise is the birthstone for December, and has the following healing properties; ♥ Purification ♥ Serenity ♥ Protection ♥ Wisdom ♥ Balance ♥ Strength ♥ Friendship ♥ Love ♥ Positive thinking ♥ Sensitivity
Buffalo (also known as bison) play an important role in Native American folklore, particularly the folklore of Plains Indian tribes. Buffalo were one of the most important food sources for Plains tribes, but they were hard to hunt in the days before guns and horses, so there were many rituals, dances, and prayers in Plains Indian tribes related to the difficult and dangerous but life-sustaining art of buffalo hunting. In many Plains Indian myths, buffalo gave themselves up willingly as a food source for humans, and therefore have a special position of honor and respect.
In other myths, buffalo spirits bring sacred knowledge about medicine or peace pipes to humankind. Southern Plains legends often involve Coyote or another hero releasing buffalo on the earth to help feed the people. There are also many cautionary tales in which buffalo hunts are unsuccessful or result in hunters' deaths because people have failed to respect the buffalo properly. Buffalo are seen as spiritually powerful in many tribes, especially in the Great Plains region; their horns and hides were often used for regalia and religious artifacts, and they are viewed as symbols of honor and generosity. In other tribal regions, buffalo are not considered as sacred as they are in Plains and Plateau tribes, but they still play positive roles in most Native American folklore, frequently associated with strength, endurance, and protection.
Fire Opal or Mexican Fire Opal - a transparent to translucent Opal named for its body color of vivid red, orange or yellow, usually without opalescence or display of color; the most significant sources come from Mexico. Specimens with iridescent flashes are referred to as Precious Fire Opal, or “Firmament Stone.” Fire Opals attune to the creative energy of the Universe and promote the expression of one’s emotions through art. Ideal stones for business endeavors, Fire Opals draw in money, facilitate change, and usher in progress. They make excellent charms for those who wish to be independent and live by their own rules, and for those who wish to make their mark in life, either personally or professionally. Fire Opals protect against danger, and are especially empowering for removing oneself from situations of injustice or mistreatment, and may be used to release deep-seated feelings of grief, even if these stem from other lives. Wear to become more optimistic, socially outgoing and confident.
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