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Do you ever wonder where and why Turquoise got its name?
Egyptian Royalty, Chinese Emperors and European Dynasties learned about wonderful blue stone as early as 5500 B.C. Turquoise was brought to Europe from Turkish sources in 13th century, and this how the blue stone found its name. The exact translation from French “stone from Turkish land.”
Turquoise is one of the most popular gems in today’s jewelry market. In the old times, it was also known as a ceremonial stone used by American Indians. The stone is mined in Southwest, USA, Iran and China.

Translucent or opaque, the color of the stone ranges from light blue to intense, and even greenish-blue. However, the most valuable origin is Persian turquoise. It is often referred to as a “protective-power stone” which could shield its owner of any evil energy or an “evil eye.”

Remember, when wearing any jewelry made with turquoise, avoid using oils and perfume. It might discolor the gem. Intense light and heat will also negatively impact the intense blue color of the gem.

It’s a birthstone for people born in the month of December and it’s considered a good luck stone. The most rare and beautiful combination occurs when Turquoise is paired with gold. It’s hard to find but it surely makes a statement!

Alternative stones for Turquoise could be blue Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite and Chalcedony!
Turquoise is considered a National gem of Tibet. Voilà!