Turquoise

TSSZ1082

Turquoise

Hydrated Phosphate of Copper and Aluminium: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O

Mohs: 5-6

Source: Iran, USA,  Mexico, Afghanistan; India and Chile

Turquoise has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in Ancient Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 BCE. 

In the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn around the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death. 

Turquoise has been known by many names. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as Callais (from Ancient Greek κάλαϊς) and the Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl.

The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois for "Turkish" because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in Persia.

A lucky stone gives strength, brings wisdom, prosperity, good health, emotional balance and peace of mind. It enhances creative expression and meditation. Worn for protection from harmful influences and evil. It attracts friendship and loyalty. 

Given for romantic 'LOVE', worn by lovers for fidelity. Its blue to green colour, joining heaven and earth, reminding us of our spiritual nature and our earthly inheritance.

 Good for horse and riders, eyes, headaches, fever, loins, circulation, legs, respiratory and tissue regeneration

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