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. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue, helps with confidence and promotes endurance. It is wonderful for promoting spiritual atunement and unites energies of the sky and earth. This stone is usually associated with the throat chakra. (self expression, communication). Because of its heavenly energy, turquoise is believed to provide not only protection from negativity, but also a clear connection to the purity of natural elements, especially water and air. Happy elephant is hand-carved. Designed, hand-knotted. ~Abby Vakay $180.