Thursday, April 30, 2009
White Buffalo Turquoise Magnesite Pendant
This lovely gemstone is Magnesite, also known as the White Buffalo Turquoise. It is not actually from the Turquoise family, but due to the matrix like veins it has been referred to as white turquoise for many years. The Native Americans believe this gemstone to have mythical powers, and is a cherished part of their culture. Last year for Christmas I made my mother a pendant, and matching earrings for her birthday. You may remember them if you follow this blog. This gemstone is actually quite fragile, with about a 4 on the Mohs hardness scale, and care should be taken when wearing or cleaning it. Due to this being a pendant, it is pretty safe, rings, and braceletes would not be recommended. This pendant was made using copper colored craft wire, and it shows the front and back of the pendant. It is reversible and can be worn either way, with the design slightly different on either side. This lovely pendant is available for sale in my Etsy store, for 14.99, or can be purchased through this blog if you do not have Etsy. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or click on my Etsy mini on this blog.