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The Lady of the Lake was the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot and raised him beneath the murky waters of her lake. The Lady of the Lake began appearing in the French chivalric romances by the early 13th century. Generally speaking, water deities were very popular with Celtic Society for they controlled the essential essence of life itself. The spontaneous movement of springs, rivers and lakes clearly showed the supernatural powers of the goddesses who lived within.
Dumortierite was first described in 1881 and takes its name from the French paleontologist Eugene Dumortier. Dumortierite is used not only in making jewelry but also for several industrial purposes. It is used to make ceramics and porcelain because it turns into a color of pure white when exposed to fire or heat. It is said to be a wonderful Throat Chakra stone as well as a stone of communication that can stimulate the verbalization of ideas.
Please note that the doughnut-shaped gemstones are individually cut and drilled by hand. Colors, shapes and details may vary slightly, lending each bead unique characteristics.
Photography: Filipa Peixeiro