Burtis Blue Turquoise, freshwater pearls and bamboo coral form the Rose of Sharon Cross, a beautiful floral pendant. While creating this elegant cross with the same “stones”, no two Rose of Sharon crosses are identical. Unique describes each stone. The cross measures approximately 2.125″ wide by 3.5″ long.

Furthermore, as a special limited edition piece no more than 5 Rose of Sharon crosses will be created.

The Symbolism in the Cross

First, natural Burtis Blue Cripple Creek Turquoise represents Christ. Next, three dyed bamboo coral (sustainable) beads with sterling silver headpins represent the locations where Jesus’ hands and feet were nailed. Lastly, scattered along the timber and cross-piece, several sterling silver roses filled with freshwater pearls in the center of a few of them.

Although not found in the Bible, The Rose of Sharon, a name given to Jesus, speaks to the majesty, beauty, and healing power of our Lord. However, no one can say for certain which flower presents as the actual rose. Furthermore, the common understanding states that The Rose of Sharon doesn’t resemble any of the roses found in the U.S.A. (even though one of those species bears that name). A 5 petal flower represents the Rose of Sharon.

The Turquoise

Burtis Blue turquoise features Powder Blue, Sky Blue, Tri-color, and Drizzle. Thus, the miner considers Drizzle to be the rarest form of the Burtis Blue turquoise. The Burtis Blue claim closed in February 2017.


  • Turquoise symbolizes Friendship, Serenity and Loyalty
  • Coral represents Protection.
  • Freshwater Pearls represent Purity, Integrity and Love.
  • Silver represents Poise, Care and Grounding.

Caring for Turquoise

Keep turquoise away from high heat and chemicals such as oils, perfumes, lotions, and household cleaners. Clean your turquoise in warm, sudsy water and dry it immediately with a soft cloth. Avoid using commercial jewelry cleaners.

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