I recall vividly the fiery oranges and reds blanketing the mountain terrain around my Vermont home. They would assuredly inspire seasonally wild imaginings as I watched them dance in the wind. And when my eyes had their fill I'd close them and shut out the pulsing array of Vermont mountain fire, so I could focus in on the distinct rustling the leaves made as they clung to their last few moments connected to their parent tree. These seemingly fragile creations of nature represent unconditional giving and strength through seasonal rebirth spending their short lives feeding their parent trees with simple sugars created through photosynthesis all while converting carbon dioxide to oxygen for the rest of us creatures to breath. Now that is what I call selfless. Luck is also associated with the leaf, because to be a leaf is to be lucky enough to have and know purpose without question. If you catch a leaf on its fall to the ground, you will absorb its life force and have luck all year.
For thousands of years, turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. In many Native American cultures, it represents the great spirit in the sky and is often referred to as the Sky Stone. It’s believed that if a crack forms in the stone, it has taken the injury for its wearer.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.