The turquoise is a unique gemstone granted with opaque hues of sky blue, green-blue and green, which complement both silver and gold jewellery beautifully. Turquoise is the birthstone assigned to the month of December. As it is has been a highly cherished gemstone since ancient times, it is a gemstone of various significant meanings. Read on if you would like to know more about the incredible turquoise! ♡ Shiri
Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December. Jewellery set with turquoise will be a gorgeous and personalized gift for someone born in this wonderful month, as wearing the gemstone assigned to the month of your birth is said to bring good luck.
The turquoise is usually gifted on the 11th wedding anniversary. A fine piece of jewellery set with a beautiful turquoise will undoubtedly be an unforgettable gift on your special day. Turquoise has been linked with both love and friendship, making it particularly suitable for someone you hold very dear.
The spiritual qualities of the turquoise include: serenity, wisdom, positivity, friendship and love. This gemstone is said to hold a protecting quality, making it an excellent companion for sensitive souls. It is said that the turquoise protects travellers from harm. Turquoise is also a gemstone linked with purity and balance.
Adornment with the turquoise gemstone can be traced back over 4000 years and has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs. This beautiful gemstone has been particularly important to Native American tribes, as it has been a part of various rituals, rites of passage and was worn as talismans of protection.
In a Native American legend it is told that during a drought, ancient people danced and shed tears of joy when the rain finally came. Their tears mixed with the rain and seeped deep into the Earth to become beautiful turquoise gemstones.
The turquoise gemstone is composed of copper aluminium phosphate. The colour of this opaque gemstone can vary within a spectrum of blue and green nuances. The blue colour is caused by copper, while the presence of iron during the formation of the turquoise result in a green hue. Some turquoise display markings from its host rock, in the shape of brown or black veins running through the gemstone. These markings are referred to as matrix and can be seen webbed beautifully across the gemstone. The turquoise is categorized on 5-6 on the Mohs' scale of hardness. The main sources of turquoise are found in The USA and Iran.