Turquoise comes from hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium that usually forms in the veins of rocks. It has a hardness of 5 -6 and is the birthstone for the month of December. The word turquoise is a French word that means “stone from Turkey”. Turquoise is normally found in shades of blue due to its copper content. It is also found in shades of green, due to its iron content. There are often veins or blotches that run through turquoise called matrix. The finest color is an intense, seamless blue which can be found in Persia and from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. This stone is believed to help with depression and bring out courage strength and confidence. Turquoise is found in Australia, Chile, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Russia, Tibet, Turkmenistan and the United States.

Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily.


Collections: Gemstones

Type: Gemstone

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