Turquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and it was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry.
Turquoise is greenish-blue or pale sky blue. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey.
Strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity, and connection to the spirit world are its major focus.
If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.
This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.
Healing Properties of Turquoise
Neutralizes overacidity, alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections, increases growth and muscular strength, alleviates pain, and relaxes cramps. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
Wear on or near the solar plexus. Use with copper to increase the power of turquoise.
Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. The best turquoise comes from Iran, but not much is exported now. Much of the turquoise comes from Mexico and the United States today.