Turquoise

Turquoise

Turquoise is opaque type of gem that comes in grey-green to blue color. It forms in the places where mineral rich water seeps into rocky gaps. Turquoise name originates from French language, where it means Turkish stone. The main trade routes for this stone went through Turkey, so that’s why it got this name. Due to its unique hue, Turquoise stone was prized and made into various ornaments for thousands of years. For ancient cultures Turquoise was considered as a symbol of nobility, immortality and wisdom. While previously the best resources of this gem were found in Iran, today most of Turquoise comes either from USA or Mexico.

Turquoise is a traditional birthstone of December. This birthstone signifies success, good fortune, wealth and joy. Sagittarius is the main zodiac sign of Turquoise. Most commonly this gemstone is associated with 5th Chakra (Throat). By opening this Chakra, Turquoise can help to improve creativity, communication and enhance spiritual bonding. Furthermore, turquoise can affect Heart Chakra, so a person will be more open to receiving and giving love.