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Turquoise Gemstone meaning
Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.
Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world
If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.
This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.
Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. It is one of the oldest stones known. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It is important that the owner of a Turquoise give it the proper attention.
Healing properties of Turquoise
- Neutralizes overacidity
- Alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections
- Increases growth, muscular strength
- Alleviates pain, relaxes cramps
- Contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects
- Application: should be worn on the solar plexus
History of Turquoise
Turquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years. The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry. Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. The best turquoise comes from Iran, but not much is exported now. Much turquoise comes from Mexico and the United States today.
Constantly updating and with variable priority levels: a possible wish list for Christmas 2011 for a fabulous girl that may even play the role of the fashion victim
Among the inspiring outfits: for instance, the neo-grunge ensemble with layered items, fur vest and maxi destructured skirt by Boy and Girl by Band of Outsiders. For a stylish occasion: the ornate blouse, with alluring colored bands by Céline. To face the winter cold: the fur coat by Burberry Prorsum.
Statement garments the girl in question can’t stop thinking about: from the leather jacket, in black, by Junya Watanabe, to the super-embellished silk jacket, by Balmain. Featuring a feathery top: the dress, with quilted skirt, by Viktor and Rolf. A solution to easily create many different looks: the fur vest by H&M.
Among the accessories ranking high on the wish list: from Prada’s accessories to the tactical fur collar by Marni. Featuring golden chains: the rich bracelet by Chanel. Shoewear: for instance, the animal-print ankle boots by Giuseppe Zanotti Design. Metallic: the clutch by Corto Moldedo.
The Groninger Museum presents, until May 6th, 2012, an exhibition entitled Azzedine Alaïa in the twenty-first century. The Tunisian-born French couturier is part of the woreshipped designers of our time.
He set up his headquarters in the heart of the Marais in Paris, a kind of phalanstery. This artist, who has a theatrical vision, has also fairy hands. More than a fashion designer, he is a craftsman and a key player in the world of creation.
A rebel and visionary, he combines the beauty of female curves with his amazing creations. No fabric resists him, he knows how to tame and transcend leather, fur, wool … even if the design is not his forte, drapery, cutting measures, he sews and resews … His fashion is perfect, his clothes and coats presented at the Museum seem to float in the universe.
Cutting against the grain of economic downturn, The Neiman Marcus catalogue has launched its 84th edition of the now famous yuletide book which supplies Christmas gifts to the wealthy.
At over six foot high, five feet wide, and four feet deep, this mouth watering real life gingerbread house is one of this years offerings.
Priced at £9,500 and made of gingerbread, royal icing, lollipops, cookies and gum drops it has been created by New York’s most famous sweetie shop, Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Mouth watering: This uniquely edible gingerbread playhouse is six foot high, 5ft wide, and 4ft deep. It’s yours for a staggering £9,500
In addition to the gingerbread house, Neiman Marcus has an exclusive commission by famed artist Dale Chihuly to create a glass art installation at the bottom of a customer’s swimming pool.
Costing £950,000, the luxury gift claims to install one of Chihuly’s pieces 22 feet by 12 feet at the bottom of a swimming pool, ‘transforming your pool into a world class private work of art’.
With something for every wealthy taste, Neiman Marcus also have the eagerly awaited latest edition of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible in this years very upmarket version of the Argos catalogue.
Regular production of the iconic American ‘muscle car’ doesn’t even start until next year, but through the catalogue someone could be unwrapping one of only 100 of the £47,000, 6.2 litre, 400 horsepower V8 monsters on Christmas Day.
Snap happy: A vintage Leica M9 Neiman Marcus edition camera costs £11,000
Hope floats: This River Thames style house boat is priced at £157,000
Ride of your life: The Chevrolet Camaro costs £47,000 when purchased from the Neiman Marcus catalogue
The 163 page book also includes their update on the now traditional His and Hers gift that Neiman Marcus have been creating for the past 50 years.
Entitled the Metro Houseboat and costing £157,000, the River Thames style home is 48 feet long and has an open floor plan.
Styled along the lines of a New York luxury loft, the boat is coupled with the 50th Anniversary His and Hers Charm Bracelet.
Made from 18kt white and yellow gold and cut with 11 marquise-cut diamonds, only one will be made and set back any buyer to the tune of £156,000.
Have famed artist Dale Chihuly create a glass art installation at the bottom of a customer’s swimming pool for £950,000. Right, this custom built Danny Ferrington Gourd Ukulele is available for £3,800
For the more discerning Christmas shopper, Neiman Marcus are offering a custom built Danny Ferrington Gourd Ukulele.
With past clients including ex Beatle George Harrison and Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, the four-string concert instrument will add musicality to the Christmas fire for all of £3,800.
Selling luxury custom designed private parties for £79,000 and a limited edition vintage styled digital camera for £11,000, Neiman Marcus established their fantasy Christmas list in 1925.
‘This year’s gifts live up to the time honoured tradition of presenting our customers with the rare and unusual,’ said Gerald Barnes, President of Neiman Marcus Direct.
A 50th Anniversary His And Hers Charm Bracelet made from 18kt white and yellow gold is priced at £156,000. Right, the Tory Burch Trike is hand-built by Worksman Cycles and costs £2,800
Party time! Another present on offer is a tequila party hosted by A-list celebrity event planner Colin Cowie at your home for £79,000
I apologies in advance for what you are about to see. It is extremely harsh! But I can understand why the producers of this film made it so.
We need to be shown the reality of what is going on out in the Congo so we feel stingily enough to do something about it,
I’m attaching the website for this short film where you can sign a petition and the link for the President of the Congo.
DO SOMETHING TODAY ! THESE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING BEYOND BELEIF !
Blogs aren’t’ just for sharing gossip and style tips… Let’s also use them to change the world! Save Lives!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ATTACH THIS TO YOUR BLOG, FORWARD TO YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS, ADD TO YOUR PROFILE!
If we all do this the message will spread to the rest of the world!
“On learning that Facebook is considered today the culprit of anorexia, and since I believe it is impossible that a social network alone may be held responsible for the spreading of such phenomenon, I did some research and found that there are countless pro-anorexia websites and blogs that not only support the disorder, but also urge young people to be competitive about their “body shape”.
Vogue Italia, the magazine par excellence that deals with and promotes aesthetics and beauty, has decided to make use of its authority and its readers on the web (over one million of contacts per month), to battle against anorexia and collect signatures with the final goal of shutting such sites down.
Fashion has been always blamed as one of the culprits of anorexia, and our commitment is the proof that fashion is ready to get on the frontline and struggle against the disorder.”
Ana embodies nervous anorexia and is the protagonist of many blogs advocating ana – pro-ana.
The authors of such on-line secret diaries talk about Ana as if she was a dear friend, they defend her when she is attacked by outsiders and look up at her as a symbol of perfect beauty.
In reality, Ana is a serious illness that can lead to death and such blogs are extremely dangerous because they list detailed instructions on how to become anorexic with their authors supporting each other in the effort of achieving their ultimate goal: lose weight.
They teach how to vomit, give advice on which laxatives and diuretics to use, praise and admire those of them who are able to reject food and bad-mouth anybody who tries to make them aware that Ana is actually an illness and that they should look for help. The problem is that these blogs are easily accessible to everybody, especially those confused teenage girls in search for a solution to their complex adolescence related problems.
Rebecka Peebles, professor of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimora surveyed 180 blogs pro-anorexia (pro-ana) and is now launching a warning to the international community.
The survey published on the American Journal of Public Healthdescribes pro-ana diaries as being extremely worrying and dangerous especially because the information they contain is easily available and accessible to everybody with an internet connection: 80% of pro-ana web-sites have interactive applications – to count calories, for instance; 85% of them publishes pictures of extremely skinny and emaciated women to serve as a source of inspiration – called thinspiration; 83% suggests ways to loose weight quickly and gain complete control over the body until reaching the final goal of weighting 45 kilos or even less.
Lastly, 24% of such sites have been stamped as extremely dangerous for its readers.
It should be noted, however, that such web-sites are calls for help: “For many patients, internet becomes a tool to express their feelings rather than doing so through the most traditional healing methods, such as psychotherapy” explain the authors of the survey.
It is of paramount importance to explain teenage girls that being skinny does not equal being perfect and to promote beauty standards which start from and are all about being healthy.
ABA (Associazione Bulimia Anoressia), an Association of eating disorders founded by Fabiola de Clercq in 1990 is one of the most solid and trustworthy associations taking care of teenage girls who have fallen victims of anorexia or bulimia and have understood that they needed help. To contact the Association, call the following toll-free number: 800 16 56 16.
Stack up this xmas with these gorgeous bracelets, glass beads with charms, available in many colors. Stack them high for a funky glam look!
Discount if you buy more than 2 !
MERRY XMAS !