Turquoise – December Birthstone

Meet the Turquoise

Color

Bright blue to dark opaque green. Sometimes has dark or grey, brown or black veins or spots.

Treatment

The turquoise solid under light, but intense heat can cause it to change its color or even break. The gem is sensitive to acids and its colors might fade when it comes into contact with chemicals, cosmetic products and even bodily oil or sweat. We recommended cleaning it with nothing but warm water and soap.

Protection

In many cultures, the color turquoise is considered a color of protection. That is why it is believed that the gem protects both body and soul. Those wearing the gem will be empowered with mental and physical strength. The Turquoise can treat anger and clear one’s thoughts. It is also known for attracting wealth and luck.

Spiritual-Energetic Use

The Turquoise has two prominent colors – blue like the sky and brown like the earth. This means that the gem has potent energetic qualities that pull us upwards while keeping us firmly grounded. Its most significant quality is adjusting itself to the person wearing it and reveal their best qualities.

Etymology

The Turquoise originated in Persia and reached Europe through Turkey. The Europeans’ common mistake was thinking that the gem originated in Turkey rather than passed through it. Which is why they named it ‘Turkish’. The name we now know as Turquoise was given to it by the French.

History

The Turquoise is the oldest gemstone known to man. The oldest turquoise gems to be found in archeological digs are over 8,000 years old. The turquoise can be linked to different cultures, from Ancient Egypt to Persia and even South American cultures.

Where Can the Turquoise Be Found?

The Turquoise can be found in sandstones, covered in basalt stone, and is easy to mine. It can mostly be found in dry areas and nowadays China is its biggest manufacturer. However, the gem can also be found in Iran, Tibet and even the US.

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14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings
14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings
14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings
14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings
14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings
14K Gold Turquoise Oval Dangle Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Oval Turquoise 6X8mm Dangle Earrings

925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring
925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring
925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring
925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring
925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring

925 Sterling Silver Round Turquoise 10mm Ring

14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings
14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Round Turquoise 8mm Dangle Earrings