Place: USA, Egypt, China, Iran, Peru, Poland, Russia, France, Tibet, Egypt, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia
Colour variations: Turquoise, Blue, Green
Birthstone of: Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio
Brief history and geological characteristics: Turquoise is an ancient gemstone, and has been highly regarded in many of the world’s civilizations. Possibly, it is the oldest stone in man’s history used as a talisman and amulet of kings, shamans and warriors all around the world. Sky-blue Turquoise from Iran is considered the most desirable, although in Tibet a greener variety is preferred. It might be also mixed with malachite or chrysocolla creating more greenish tones. Traditionally, it was believed that Turquoise could warn its owner of danger or illness by changing colour. This is not improbable due to the stone’s porous nature – when worn next to the skin, it can absorb oils and change colour. Because of its ability to change colours, it was used in prophecy or divining in various cultures. Turquoise was introduced to Europe from Persia through Turkey, hence its name derived from the French word for Turkish.
Spiritual and healing energy: Turquoise is the most powerful healing crystal. Turquoise has spanned all cultures and has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and immortality. For thousands of years, it has been used as a stone of protection. Turquoise explores our former lives and it can show us how much our fade depends on what we do in every moment of our life. Turquoise is also a stone of synchronicity and harmony. It brings together the sky and the earth, the men’s and women’s energy, yin and yang. On the physical level, Turquoise is a perfect supporter in states of exhaustion, depression or anxiety. Moreover, it is believed to have overall balancing effect and it helps to avoid acidic environment in our bodies.