Octopus symbolizes complexity, diversity, mystery, vision, intelligence, illusion, variability, and insight. The ability to disengage a limb when in danger also has a deeper connotation – to remind ourselves that we can detach ourselves from addictions and bad habits.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.
Turquoise has been recognized as possessing the power to protect the wearer from harm. As a crystal for travel, Turquoise protects you and your possessions against theft, loss or attack, helps prevent accidents, especially falls, and even guards your pet.
As jewelry it is worn by men and women alike, and considered a promise of fidelity and protectiveness to a lover or partner. It is used in sacred prayer beads, adorns musical instruments, prayer wheels and bells, and a Turquoise rosary is said to relate prayer to whatever deity is being invoked. Turquoise is traditionally received as a gift to pass on its natural fortune-bringing powers, so if you buy your own, make it a gift to yourself.
The African Turquoise beads are about 1/2 inch.
Handmade with Love in California.