Thought to be one of the oldest stones in history, turquoise is made from aluma phosphate and ranging in amounts of both copper and iron content, which determine its color. Stones are mined in Australia, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, and the USA. It may also be found in France, Britain, Russia, Poland, Arabia, Egypt, China, Peru and Mexico. The stone was thought to be one of the most powerful protective elements out there, making it appealing for soldiers and travelers who often found themselves in dangerous situations.
Quality And Appearance
Ranging in color from white to blue to greenish blue to medium, clear blue, turquoise's beauty is often in the eye of the beholder in terms of what is best. At times it is translucent, and others it is opaque. Often it can have webbed veins in it or is mottled with dark coloring. Its strength of color depends on its hydration.
Turquoise Buying Guide: When judging quality, turquoise is determined with its color, its texture and the display of matrix, if applicable. The price of turquoise can vary from $0.05 to $1 000 depending on its quality and its clarity as mentioned. That being said, it is hard to find its natural blue state in nature, now, so the price may fluctuate.
Often thought to be heavily spiritual, turquoise is thought to represent the gods. It is healing and cleanses the body as well as the mind. It will help its user to get whatever they most desire, and is also helpful in promoting forgiveness and compassion for yourself as well as others. One of the hidden benefits of turquoise is that it helps you to see all good parts of ourselves instead of the negative like we are so prone to doing even when others see them all with us. Turquoise promotes energy so that you won't need to deal with fatigue physically or mentally. It also helps detoxify you emotionally and physically, making it a powerful stone to have when you are sick. Emotionally, the stone focuses on the Third Eye and helps promote honesty and meditation.
This stone promotes a strong spiritual connection and is helpful when looking to get expert advice and support when spending time in meditation. It can also be a great positive omen for those in positions of power.
Turquoise will help those who suffer, heal from all sorts of physical and spiritual ailments that are so popular. An example of ancient energy, the stone is powerful and strong for all those who need its healing power and other benefits.
A common belief shared by many of these civilizations is that turquoise promoted someone to be a prophet when used. It was thought to change color with the wearer’s health and as well, making it popular in times of sickness.
Turquoise Gemstone Specifications
- Species: Turquoise (Phosphate)
- Colors: White, Green, Blue, Multi
- Alternate Names: N/A
- Hardness: 5-6 via the Mohs scale
- Month: December
- Zodiac: Sagittarius
- Element: Water/Air
- Property: Power, Luck, Protection