Onyx with Turquoise Accent Mala

Stone: Onyx, Turquoise 
Fabrication Type: Handcrafted
Material: Cord, Tassel
Length: 30" 
Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color.  Onyx is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Onyx is reffered to as a grounding stone in the metaphysical world. Onyx is thought to increase vigor, strength, stamina and self-control, as well as eliminate confusion and alleviate nightmares.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois for "Turkish" because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey. Turquoise is rated between 5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale.  Turquoise is associated with fate.  Turquoise is thought to harmonize and protect and help to recognize causes of emotions.
Each piece is similar, though no item at Crystal Joys is exactly the same as every item uses a unique stone that is non-fabricated.  Every item at Crystal Joys is truly "one of a kind".  Slight variations in color, size and bead shape exist.
This item is handcrafted by an individual with a developmental disability that has a meaningful employment opportunity as a result of your purchase. 



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