communication, self-acceptance, empathy
Turquoise is a stone that allows us to embrace the self through self-acceptance. It provides us with the insight to discover the wholeness of oneself and awareness of our personal truth. It also encourages empathy: as we become more understanding over ourselves, we too can be more understanding of others. Connected with the throat chakra, turquoise is a powerful stone of communication that empowers us to open our minds and speak our truth.
Found in Arizona, USA
- Opens throat chakra
- Enlightens us through self-acceptance + understanding of self
- Encourages us to be empathetic towards and understanding of others
- Powerful stone of communication
- Allows us to clearly speak our truth
- Color: Blue
- Stone: Turquoise
- Size / Stone: 8mm, faceted
- Cord: Adjustable nylon bracelet
- Handcrafted in Los Angeles, California
- Color + shape may vary
Joseph Brooks, a jewelry designer based in Hollywood, embodies sensuality, strength, and raw beauty in his handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces. With an interest in stone properties and energies, every piece in his extensive line highlights the true essence of each handpicked stone.
Drawn initially to American turquoise, which is difficult to find in a world of mostly fake and dyed stones, Joseph located a mine in northern Arizona whose owners had been operating and producing spectacular turquoise since 1962. This inspired Joseph to begin designing a jewelry collection featuring this signature Southwest stone.
A devoted international birdwatcher, Joseph's passion has brought him all around the world in hopes of spotting yet another rare species. These travels have also served as an opportunity for Joseph to find gem treasures such as sapphires in Sri Lanka, banded agates in Java, prayer beads on the Tibetan plateau, or fossils in Madagascar. Over time, his collection has grown, now including over 70 different natural un-dyed gems and crystals.