Handcrafted Jewellery, Bead Jewellery, Heart Necklaces at incapilgrim.co.uk
Turquoise dates back as far as the Egyptians, used to adorn with colourful jewellery. It carries great wisdom and truth and is the frequently used as the birthstone for Sagittarians. Found in countries including Tibet, China, Iran, Africa and United States, it is one of the oldest protection amulets and it is important that the owner of the gemstone gives it proper attention by attuning to its needs, instead of the stone attuning to the person. The colour depends on the minerals found in the area where it grew. The more copper in the mix produces a bluer stone. The more iron in the mix produces a greener stone. Honoured by the Native Americans as a sacred stone, the gemstone absorbs negativity, transmuting it into useful energy. It also helps you to become one with the universe.

 Turquoise Gemstone has many spiritual, emotional as well as physical properties that assist inner strengths.
  • Protection from harm.
  • Symbol of friendship.
  • Psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world.
  • Peace to the home.
  • Turquoise takes on the characteristics of its owner.
  • As a gift, it brings good fortune and helps protect against negative energies.
  • Is a healing stone.
  Some of its physical properties.
  • Healing ailments of the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems.
  • Recommended by crystal healers for ‘detoxifying’…alcohol, poison, pollution or radiation in the body, treatment of high blood pressure, asthma, infections, TMJ and dental problems.
  • Assists mental clarity - it helps us communicate our desires to others and be clear about what we want.
  • Use turquoise if you have a fear of public speaking.
  • Improves the mental state.
There are many types and colours of Turquoise, not just the traditional green/blue. Here is a few -

Yellow Turquoise is mostly a jasper or serpentine gemstone that is yellow with brown, green and red within. The black webbing that appears throughout this stone is hematite. Yellow turquoise helps communication, intuition and creativity, and brings wisdom.

Chinese Turquoise is mined and processed in the Hubei province in China. Most of this turquoise is enhanced with wax treatment, restabilization or dyed.

African Turquoise is sometimes natural Jasper that resembles turquoise

Simulated Turquoise can be made up of one of several stones (howlite, dolomite, glass, plastic or polymer clay) that can be dyed to resemble turquoise.

Black turquoise is actually naturally occurring Onyx whose markings can resemble that seen on natural turquoise.

A string of turquoise gemstone beads used as a bracelet, necklace or even an anklet will help detoxify the body from alcohol, pollution, poison and radiation. The idea is to wear the beads around one area of the body so as the blood flows back and forth through the area, the turquoise can purify it. Anyone that has problems with their lungs, throat or from asthma, can hang a turquoise gemstone from a cord or chain so it hangs directly over the area causing the problem. This allows the gem energies to get as close as possible to the problem area and begin the healing work even faster.

Chemical Composition: A Phosphate
Hardness - 5 to 6
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
Fairies have a great affinity with earth. They live in the meadows and woods, and are powerful elemental spirits of nature. They are inhabited by Fay, who can be summoned by magical rites. It is believed that fairies are descendants of the hidden children of the biblical Eve, and by others that they are fallen angels.

Throughout the Celtic folklore, it is believed that fairies are tricky folk to be involved with. They might steal your baby and replace it with a changeling, or they might fall in love with you and take you in their realm where you can live a life full of enchantment.

Nevertheless, fairies are one part of the complex fabric of spiritual reality, and in our times we perceive fairies as enchanting creatures with magic drawn from the power of glamour. They can be seen on the Midsummer’s Eve, together with nature spirits that keep themselves hidden from humans.

Inca Pilgrim have a range of mid-summer magic inspired fairy jewellery; necklaces, bracelets, earrings and charms, that evoke thoughts of fairies, fireflies and figments of the imagination. These pieces will make any woman feel special.
All jewellery is presented is a gorgeous organza gift pouch which can be used again. Some of the earrings in the fairy collection are sterling silver, hallmarked 925 and all Inca Pilgrim jewellery is nickel and lead free.

Black Fairy Charm Necklace
Intense red silver foil glass heart charm
Got your own chain? Perfect! You can fit your own charm or pendant to it, and create your own necklace or bracelet. We all know how expensive and a touch over-priced some of the big brand named charms like Pandora, Biaggi, Troll etc. can be, well Inca Pilgrim has designed some very cost-effective and original charms for you to add to your existing jewellery, or to create a piece from scratch, or even change to suit your mood. In keeping with Inca Pilgrim's unique style, there are  Angels, Butterflies, Fairies, Hearts & Flowers. The charms will fit any 3mm chain , and just slide on (check chain fitting first as some may have a larger fastening connector). You can also request a specific style or colour, just email the details and we'll let you know how long.

Inspired by the fast approaching summer, Turquoise is the colour that inspires thoughts of tropical Island holidays and walks along warm evening sands...not to mention drinking cocktails and fuzzy floaty feelings that ensue. Yup, think that pretty much captured it! But there can't be a better visual combination than turquoise on sun-tanned skin...it was meant to be.

This gorgeous necklace epitomises all of the above, with just enough bohemian ethnicity to make a statement. Beautiful turquoise magnesite teamed with devilish scarlet scream 'look at me'. Magnesite gemstone has a smooth and very tactile finish with naturally occurring marks. The large Heart measures 2.5cm and the hearts on either side measure 1.6cm. Antique silver toned beads finish this piece off perfectly!

Beautiful Arran. From my sisters window
My name is Alison and I'm the designer behind Inca Pilgrim. I'm based in Troon home of Golf (Gowf) on the south west coast of Scotland which to me has one of the most beautifully picturesque coastlines in the UK.  Inca Pilgrim has been going since 2009 and has generated a lot of interest locally as well as further afield. I grew up surrounded by arts & crafts; Mum loved painting & improvising, Dad  made acoustic guitars and model aeroplanes, my brother built just about anything...and still does, and as a child I would spend hours rummaging through my Gran's bead and button tin (my Aladdin’s cave) for any little trinket I could use to make a necklace or a bracelet. I went onto selling my creations at school. Eventually, at the start of 2009 requests were thick and fast, so I dusted off my pliers and here I am enjoying again what I did for fun, now in the big world! Ali x

Emerald silver foil glass heart earrings Sterling silver
Gorgeous new sterling silver earrings have been added to Inca Pilgrim’s collection. Simple 12mm silver foil glass hearts on sterling silver pins & hooks. They come in a variety of colours, so will add instant glamour to any outfit. We have sterling silver crystal butterflies, hematite hearts, and also for a bit of fun, our sterling silver strawberries; cute strawberry lampwork beads on sterling silver pins & hooks. Inca Pilgrim has a wide selection of earrings so why not have a look and find your favourite pair.

Ali xx

Sterling silver strawberry earrings
Funky silver toned charm bracelet
Inca Pilgrim has just created some delightful jewellery for the new collection.
With a flare for modern funk with a hint of 60's dreams, Inca Pilgrim is a beautiful collection of desirable timeless pieces that will never pass unnoticed! A possible motto for all women to be inspired by.

Turquoise & copper heart bracelet

Stunning bracelets with real gemstone,
beautiful necklace bracelet & earring sets,
and loads more.
Have a look and let your heart be your guide!

Valentine’s Day is coming, and being prepared
will get you major brownie points. If that special
person is worth something special, then last minute
impulse buys or bunch of supermarket carnations
won’t achieve the sentiment!

True romance is priceless, but that doesn’t automatically mean the perfect gift should be too.
Chocolates & flowers are all very well but not exactly long-lasting or particularly kind when you jump on the scales. So what’s the alternative? Something equally satisfying to the romantic soul…a carefully chosen piece of jewellery. Lasts way longer than the two typical aforementioned indulgences.

A few pointers that just might help:

  1. Research her style…get to know what she likes, and specifically what she doesn’t
  2. Most women have a good idea of what current prices are, so don’t be miserable
  3. Try to establish the kind of jewellery she prefers ie. styles, colours, designers, pieces etc.
  4. If all else fails, a beautiful heart pendant necklace in her favourite colour should fit the bill.

Inca Pilgrim features a wide variety of heart shaped jewellery: Heart Necklaces, Heart Bracelets, Heart Earrings & Heart Charms. For gift ideas you can see our Valentine’s Day Gifts and our complete collection.

A bottle of bubbly wouldn’t do any harm either!

Happy Valentine’s Day