Turquoise: Gemstone with Healing Properties
The Turquoise is a naturally available Gemstone (not to be confused with the colour turquoise). It's composed of a copper-aluminium hydrous phosphate, and derives its name from the word 'Turkish', because Turkish traders were one of the first to introduce the stone to other parts of the world. Iran is still one of the biggest producers of Turquoise Gems. The gem is known for its unique bluish green colour, and even the colour Turquoise derives its name from the Gemstone.
Turquoise Gemstones was renown throughout ancient times – in Turkey, Europe, even the early Latin America. Ancient Egypt was a highly praised source of Turquoise Gemstones. Even Ancient China hosted this precious gemstone. The Aztec civilization, ancient Egyptian civilization, the Mughal dynasty and the ancient Mongols were huge lovers of Turquoise Gemstones. It was worn as a protector against evil spirits and bad luck. Interestingly, the ancient theory about the Turquoise Gemstones changing colour is true: the stone does change colour (or its colour gets faded) upon exposure to continuous light or certain chemicals.
Another interesting property of the stone is the fact that imitations of it have been available throughout history. Turquoise is one of the easiest Gemstones to imitate – a major reason for its affordability in modern times. The colour, texture and surface properties of Turquoise Gemstones can also be chemically enhanced.
Benefits and Healing properties:
The Turquoise Gems helps in Empowering the wearer's communication and sense of speech and self-expression. The Turquoise Gemstones, when worn in jewellery as stone, ring, bracelet or pendant helps in improving self-esteem and removes depression.
Before you buy Turquoise Gemstones:
- Indian Name: Peroj
- Cosmic Color: Blue