Mine is turquoise! It is so beautiful and the color can be across the green and blue color spectrum. Turquoise stones work great in both silver and copper jewelry. The name “turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via Turkey from mines in the historical Khorasan of Persia.
Turquoise is formed by a chemical reaction which occurs when water containing specific minerals such as copper and aluminum leak through a rock. It forms in veins, which later then turn into a clump of turquoise.
In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone 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 BC.
Numerous deposits in the southwestern United States have been worked for centuries by American Indians. Turquoise crystal meaning was considered a sacred stone by American Indians, who used it as a powerful healing tool for creating a connection between heaven and Earth.
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