Yukon Gemstones and Northern Lights Inspirations

This collection contains a wonderful combination of necklaces that have been inspired by our beautiful Northern Lights and necklaces made from gemstones that are found in the Yukon. Historically Azurite was considered the most potent psychic stone to the inhabitants of Atlantis and early Egyptians; its secrets known only to the high priests and priestesses. The ancient Chinese referred to it as the “Stone of Heaven” and Greeks and Romans revered it for it healing powers. Native Americans also used Azurite to contact their spiritual guide. For thousands of years this brilliant blue stone has also been ground and used as a dye for paints and fabrics.

Chrysocolla with its beautiful turquoise blue colour is the stone of the Goddess which resonates with her gentle powers of compassion and calm. The Roman historian Pliny referred to Chrysocolla when describing boric acid found in certain mineral waters from places such as Tibet and Persia. This medicinal Borax was used by European physicians mixed with water and honey to make a gargle for ulcers of the mouth and sore throats.

Labradorite, with its shimmering mystical colours is claimed to be the frozen fires of the Aurora Borealis that have fallen to the earth by the Inuit people of Northern Canada. It became a popular gem in Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries after it was discovered by Moravian missionaries in Labrador, Canada in 1770; and hence its name. The stone refracts light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red.

Pyrite is another fire stone deriving its name from the Greek word "pyros" for its ability to emit sparks when it is struck against a hard surface. It was highly prized by the tribes of the Americas as a stone of magic and healing, and by North American tribes it was utilized in amulets and during healing ceremonies. It was also polished into mirrors for gazing and divination by the Incas and Aztecs in antiquity. In more recent times it was extremely popular during the Victorian Age for its use in jewelry in England.