Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.
Turquoise was used by many great cultures of antiquity. Especially favored in Ancient Egypt, Aztecs, and Persian for its healing powers this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone. The pre-Columbian Aztec and Maya also considered it to be a valuable and culturally important stone.
In Western culture, turquoise is also the traditional birthstone for those born in the month of December. Wearing Turquoise is associated with luck, success, ambition, and creativity. It's said to promote leadership and mental relaxation as well as protect the owner against accidents, thefts, or bodily harm.
Turquoise Physical Healing
Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach.
Turquoise Emotional Healing
Turquoise is thought to benefit the overall mood and emotions by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace. Holding or wearing Turquoise helps restore depleted vitality and lifts sagging spirits. It relieves stress and brings the focus back to the center heart.