Girasol Quartz (also called girasol opal and milky quartz) is an ancient mineral found in Northern Africa and has powerful energies. Girasol quartz, in ancient Egyptian times, was frequently carved into pendants and funerary vessels. Girasol literally means ‘turn to sun’ because although translucent, when turned in the sun’s rays it exhibits rays of blue, green yellow and red. The color changes as the angle and intensity of the sun’s rays coming through it changes.
In ancient Egypt, azurite was associated with the studies and arts that improve mental disciplines. Ancient Egyptians used azurite for carving ornaments. Azurite was also one of the stones believed to have been used in the lost, mythical city of Atlantis.
A GOLD-REPOUSSÉ BEGGING BOWL THAILAND, CIRCA 1900 Rimless, of slightly rounded profile, on plain base, the gold repoussé decoration with signs of the zodiac within cusped medallions against dense scrolling foliated ground, the base with a kinaree within a roundel 4in. (10.5cm.) diam. [I'd really like to know the story behind this one.]
// AMAZONITE is said to help alleviate stress and exhaustion, heal emotional disturbances, help receive inspiration from the heart and then motivates you to take action on the inspired thoughts and stimulates the powers of clairvoyance. It is said to have been one of the stones used in the breastplate of the high priest, considered a holy stone in Egypt.