The Stone

Burtis Blue is a beautiful turquoise that is found in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is a natural stone from Cripple Creek, CO. Burtis Blue turquoise has been divided into several categories by the mine’s owner and the miner. The stone is divided into Light Blue, Sky Blue, Tri-color, and Drizzle. Drizzle is consider by the miner to be the rarest form of the Burtis Blue turquoise.

Symbolism

  • Turquoise symbolizes Friendship, Serenity and Loyalty
  • Silver represents Confidence, Sensitivity and Grounding
  • Freshwater Pearls represent Love of self and others

Why Turquoise?

The following quote from Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and It’s Meaning exhibit in Sante Fe, NM, expresses the Shutts’ feelings toward the stone.

“Turquoise stands for water and for sky, for bountiful harvests, health and protection,” said Maxine McBrinn, Curator of Archaeology at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. “Blue-green symbolizes creation and the hope for security and beauty. These ideas were so important that if the stone was not available, its color was represented through other methods.”

 

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