8mm African Turquoise Natural Gemstones || Antiqued Silver Buddha Head || Driftwood Rondelles || Commercial Strength, Latex-Free Elastic Band || Handmade in our Austin Studio? The BUDDHA is a SYMBOLIC as well as SPIRITUAL REPRESENTATION of the ENLIGHTENED ONE’S WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE. ? BUDDHISTS find that gazing upon the image of the Buddha GIVES THEM A CLEAR ROLE MODEL IN THEIR OWN PATHS TOWARD ENLIGHTENMENT. ? Aspirants gain inspiration as they contemplate the qualities embodied by the Buddha during his lifetime.? AFRICAN TURQUOISE is not turquoise at all. It is a type of JASPER found in Africa.? Known as the ??STONE OF EVOLUTION??, it brings ENCOURAGEMENT FOR GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT and POSITIVE CHANGE. ? African turquoise OPENS THE MIND TO NEW IDEAS, new possibilities and new existence. It is a stone that BRINGS STRUCTURE, BALANCE and PROSPERITY.? African Turquoise incorporates POSITIVE CHANGE WHERE IT IS NEEDED and AWAKENS THE SOUL TO ITS INTENDED PURPOSE.? It helps one climb out of ??black holes?? while allowing space for thought on new steps to take to develop a BETTER, MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE.? African Turquoise BRINGS SPARKLE TO THE SPIRIT, a CHARGE OF ENERGY and AIDS IN MANIFESTING A NEW LIFE. ? A stone to help EASE MOOD SWINGS, ENCOURAGE ACCEPTANCE and SOOTHE FEELINGS OF EMOTIONAL AGGRAVATION, this stone assists one HEALING FROM DEPRESSION.