Paraiba Tourmaline Waterdrop Quartz Pendant by Brian Cook
Each one of these gorgeous, energetically powerful Paraiba Tourmaline in Quartz Waterdrop Amphora Pendants designed by AGTA Fashion Forward award winning gemologist and jewelry designer Brian Cook has a hole drilled through the quartz so that it can be used with either a silver or gold chain or even a leather cord.
These beauties can be worn as a pendant & even used for dowsing like a pendulum when hung from a cord or chain. Use it with either gold or silver or even leather to wear around your neck.
This lovingly hand-crafted gemstone pendant was formed from a water-clear Brazilian quartz crystal which was drilled and filled with gorgeous tourquoise Paraiba tourmaline chips suspended in jojoba oil, then capped with natural quartz. Depending on how you view the stone, the chips can appear magnified as you can see in the photos below. Each piece is unique and may vary slightly from these photos on the page. We have one which is more elongated and narrow, most look just like these photos.
Paraiba tourmalines are true ascension stones, activating the eighth chakra, which is the home of Higher Mind, and which resides in the aura, some distance above the crown of the head. Paraiba is also a stone of enhanced communication, opening and energizing the throat chakra. Finally, Paraiba tourmaline is a stone that activates the heart chakra and promotes emotional healing along with the sense of safety and protection that facilitates the opening of the heart and the extension of unconditional love to all beings every which way in time and space.
California-based geologist and gemstone artisan Brian Cook designed this beauty based upon many years of experience with fine Brazilian gemstones. Brian and his wife Kendra operate a mine and lapidary facility in Brazil, where Brian first encountered the unparalleled beauty and power of the Paraiba tourmaline.
Paraiba tourmalines exhibit a totally unique coloration and energy signature, unlike any other tourmalines in the world. Paraiba tourmalines come from the Mina da Batalha in the Federal Brazilian State of Paraiba. Paraiba tourmalines are small, rare and precious.
Brian told me recently that if you could find a 5 carat cut and polished Paraiba on the market it would probably retail for $20,000 per carat, more than ten times the cost of a fine diamond! A tiny Paraiba accent stone with good clarity and color would cost $1500 per carat.
"As one of the pioneers in importing the distinctive blue to green tourmaline from Paraiba, Brazil, Brian Cook has not only brought back some great material, including a few terminated crystals, one of the great rarities of the tourmaline world, he is also a good friend of Heitor Dimas-Barbosa, the discover and developer of the deposit," say Si and Ann Frazier in a January 1999 article in Lapidary Journal.
"In 1981, Barbosa found sand-grain-sized traces of brilliantly colored tourmaline in the tailings of a pegmatite that had been worked for tantalite, located on a hill above the village of Sao Jose de Batalha in the middle of the state of Paraiba," the Fraziers explain. "In searching for gemmy tourmaline. After much work and expense, in 1987 he found the first pieces of gem material. In 1989, he found a few kilos of beautiful gem materials that left the gem market thunderstruck."
The mine from which these beauties were extracted was soon depleted, and the amount of Paraiba tourmaline on the world markets is severely limited as a result, so the price of these unique gemstones makes them virtually inaccessible to all but the wealthiest collectors.
Brazil is one of nature's tourmaline treasure troves, and gemologists have long praised the many colorful varieties of tourmaline originating in that country's rich deposits. However until the appearance of the Paraiba tourmalines, there were no turquoise tourmalines found anywhere in the world with the radiance exhibited by the Paraiba tourmalines.
In other types of tourmalines, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium in trace amounts give rise to a variety of colors from emerald gray to green to blue, indigo, violet and purple. Scientists have discovered that the Paraiba toumalines contain significant amounts of copper, along with manganese. The copper gives Paraiba tourmalines a unique range of radiant blue, turquoise and startling green hues, while the presence of relatively large amounts of manganese imparts violet and reddish tones to these extremely rare and brilliant gemstones.
This remarkable pendant acts simultaneously to enhance our connection to Higher Mind, while energizing and opening the crown, throat, and heart chakras, and working to release stuck energy or "old" unwanted energy from the emotional body. Above all this paraiba tourmaline helps to cleanse and purify the aura, with a powerful effect similar to that of the Violet Flame.
When I first received this unique gemstone pendant from Brian, I immediately tried it in meditation. The first thing I noticed was an incredible sense of stillness and quiet. My mind emptied of thoughts, and I had a profound sense of peace and relaxation.
Next, I noticed a very high frequency energetic excitation above the crown of my head, accompanied by a sense of warmth, which descended into the crown chakra, and then penetrated downwards into the third eye region, then the throat, and finally into the heart chakra. From there the energy radiated in all directions throughout my body.
The inner "witness", or Higher Mind, was intensely active during this process, and although the normal stream of thoughts remained suspended, I was able to very easily maintain an awareness of the energy radiating outward and filling my entire aura with very intense high-frequency fast-vibratilng energy.
As the energy filled my body and aura, I sensed a releasing of the body tensions that arise from negative emotions or reactions to everyday stresses and conflicts. These pockets of tension were located in my lower back, stomach, shoulders and hands.
This emotional releasing was quite remarkable and no doubt related to the interaction of the Paraiba tourmalines and the water-clear quartz crystal in which they are embedded.
Read more about quartz and other types of crystals at the SatyaCenter.com Crystalpedia. Check out our FREE e-book Spirits of Stone: A Lightworker's Guide to Crystals and Gemstones for Healing and Meditation for an overview of the metaphysical and mineralogical properties of quartz, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to cleanse, charge, and program quartz crystals for healing, meditation and other spiritual purposes.
This crystal has been cleaned with Universal Life Force Energy, and given an energy attunement using Reiki, a Japanese technique of energy healing, so it will continue to receive and transmit Universal Life Force Energy direct from the Source of Creation. It has also cleaned and charged with the natural energy of sunlight. It is ready for you to program according to your own needs and desires.
Note: Above weight is shipping weight. Actual Weight is 7.516 grams.
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