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The Symbol of Protection

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Every once and a while an evil eye comes our way; a jealous stare, a lurking glare, a vengeful wish or prayer. In many cultures, these evil eyes have been known to cast a curse on those unaware. Many cultures have believed that one way to prevent misfortune brought by such evil eyes is to wear an evil eye talisman. The mystical qualities thought to be within evil eye charm works to prevent jealousy and evil wishes from others. Similarly, the hamsa is a symbol of protection, whereby its simple image of a five fingered hand has gone by many names. It has been referred...

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The Miracle of Turquoise

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Picture yourself in your element. Maybe it’s on a beach, staring out at the turquoise waves, feeling tranquil and calm. Maybe it’s lying in a park, watching the clouds go by across the turquoise sky. The color turquoise is all around you, often times found in places of relaxation, bringing you calmness and joy.A turquoise stone has the ability to bring these elements into your life, causing you to feel healed from within. Much like a vacation can rejuvenate you simply by clearing your conscious of any worries, a turquoise stone can do the same. It facilitates a peace of...

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We're on Etsy!

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Check out our new Etsy shop --> Etsy.com/Shop/Besemeh If you like what you see don't forget to favorite us. =)

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Ancient Persian Turquoise - A Brief History

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Turquoise has been mined in Persia for over 5,000 years. Although the name "turquoise" is itself derived from the Old French word for "Turkish," the first turquoise that was exposed to Europe was from Persian via Turkish trading posts. Turquoise is mined in many places around the world including the United States, China, and Egypt. Persian turquoise, our favorite at www.besemeh.com, is usually harder and a richer blue than other types of turquoise. Only turquoise from the Southwest United States comes close the the quality of Persian turquoise. Most of the turquoise sold at www.besemeh.com is Persian turquoise. We can't...

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