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Monday, December 9, 2013

Cassidy Magazine - The Fallen Skystone

Cassidy Magazine
The Fallen Skystone
By Amy Witt

            Think Iris Apfel…oh the things I would do for her turquoise collection. I am obsessed with turquoise jewelry. It is not an obsession really…it holds beauty and signifies who I am. German, Dutch, Spanish, and Cherokee Indian are the makeup of who I am while I feel like my Indian heritage holds my soul and spirit.  Traveling to rodeos and ropings, since I was a young girl I started collecting turquoise from all over California, and now as an adult, all over the United States.  Traveling, I proudly established a collection that is beyond sacred. My collection ranges from pieces dated back to the 1940’s, from Cowboy and Indian Museums in Paso Robles, Ca., Texas, and other states all over the continent. Each piece is significant and expresses a story with different meanings behind the stone. Many were given as gifts and some I treated myself to. My turquoise gives me security and strength that many people cannot understand; I refuse to leave my house without all my turquoise rings on.  One of my favorite pieces is a delicate squash blossom…given to me with love from my fiancĂ© and bought from our local Indian Tribe. It is a stunning piece, which reeks of beauty, love, and protection. While on one of my adventures to New Mexico, I was fortunate enough to purchase a rare spirit necklace, aka, animal fetish necklace, from an older Indian woman who hand crafted every animal on the necklace. When wearing the necklace I feel so grateful with the knowledge of knowing how powerful and spiritual the piece is.  The necklace holds magic in every stone and animal that hangs around my neck.
Turquoise, “the fallen skystone,” has been found in burials over 7000 years old and is even referred to in the bible. For myself, and those who believe, the Native Americans believe that turquoise provides powers and strength for those who wear it. Turquoise combines well with all metals-copper, gold, brass. Its color palette ranges from sky-blue, hence the “fallen skystone,” to lime green, coral, purples, and grey tones. The special thing about turquoise is that every piece is unique and genuine. Turquoise wears and roughs it’s stones to your life.
Every few years, Turquoise re-gains its must-have trends in high fashion. Mixing turquoise with silver and gold and even pearls is always fun while making a huge statement. Men and women alike can wear it and look fabulous while feeling happy and strong. Men can rock turquoise with carrying money clips, rings, and even the braver men…necklaces. You can utilize the color by decorating with furniture and accessories throughout your home for any season or occasion.
You will be noticing turquoise this winter hitting runways and magazines. For me, turquoise isn’t a trend…it’s who I am! Many of our traveling boutiques and stores carry turquoise costume jewelry that is chic, affordable, and adds the same flair. While you are on you’re roping and rodeo adventures or even on a road trip, stop at an antique or vintage store…you will be amazed with the deals you can find. For Christmas, you can not go wrong with giving a friend or loved one a hand picked turquoise piece. You will receive joy watching a jaw drop, surprising the gift receiver especially those who have yet to be fortunate enough to own. Remember, every stone is unique and special while given with thought and from the heart. You can always find me rocking this stone to new levels wearing all black and layering with tones of turquoise, silver, and pearls! Try it! Rock it! The sky’s the limit!
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