Originating in the 13th century, turquoise is one of the oldest stones in the world and its name is based off of a French expression meaning ‘Turkish stone’. Its primary color is blue, but it ranges in shades and transparency – from translucent to opaque. A sacred stone for the North American Indians, as well as, the Tibetans, it is often used by shamans in rituals and ceremonies. It graced the necks of Egyptian Pharaohs and adorned the ceremonial dress of early Native Americans.
This beautiful robin’s egg blue gemstone has been attributed with healing powers, promoting the wearer’s status and wealth, protecting from evil and bringing good luck.