MAGNESITE ~
is also referred to as chalk turquoise but is not turquoise at all. Often times, it is
“enhanced”, due the porous nature of the stone. While you can find magnesite dyed in
many different colors these days, the natural state of magnesite is usually tan or grey. First
discovered in Africa, this stone was looked upon as a fertility stone. The ancient Egyptians
believed magnesite to be a lucky talisman. For hundreds of years many Native Americans
crafted this stone into beads that were used as currency and were considered quite
valuable. These beads would be traded singularly, while most other beads were traded by
the strand. In today’s metaphysical community, this stone is thought to assist in creative
visualization to stimulate a positive attitude to life, while removing negative feelings and
lifting depression. It aids in meditation by bringing a sense of peace and relaxation and is
thought to stimulate passion while guarding against false love or false friend ships.  This
stone is recommended for the secondary chakras on the knees and hands.
 
the skulls are examples of dyed magnesite