The history of turquoise dates back as early as ancient civilization making it one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise was a ceremonial gem for Native American tribes used in their jewelry and amulets.
Turquoise is thought to be the oldest gemstone in human history and has been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil.
How is Turquoise Made
Turquoise forms when water percolates through rocks that contain copper, aluminum and other minerals. A chemical reaction takes place that results in deposits of what we know as turquoise. That’s a simplified way of describing a process that takes millions of years and only happens when a complex set of conditions come together. American turquoise is valued by its matrix pattern, color, hardness, and by origin.
If given by a loving friend, that stone will protect them from negative energy and bring good fortune to them. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. This stone is very personal and meaningful to one who wears it.
The brightness of the color is said to be the symbol for happiness, and is also believed to increase a person’s self confidence.
Healing Properties of Turquoise
- Neutralizes over-acidity
- Alleviated rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections
- Increases growth, muscular strength
- Alleviated pain, relaxes cramps
- Contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects
- application: should be worn on the solar plexus
Energies of Turquoise
Luck, Love, Protection and Healing
Here at The Onyx Feather you'll find many designs with Turquoise. I can't seem to turn away a beautiful piece of Turquoise.