Turquoise

Turquoise has been used in jewelry and other decorations for thousands of years by Persians, Egyptians, Aztecs and North American Indians. In Asia, Buddhists revered the Turquoise because of it association with a legend, where this stone enabled Buddha to defeat a monster. To this date, it is considered a symbol of courage, success and love.

Turquoise is a stone of well-being. It contains protective properties that help ward off negative energy.

As a healing stone, Turquoise is among the crystal healing master stones. According to followers of the New Age, the healing powers of Turquoise can benefit the whole body, with special strengths in healing ailments of the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems.

They are a strong stone of spiritual attunement and are very effective to aid communication, and they help to balance your male and female aspects.

 Where it comes from: USA, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mexico, Australia, Chile, Russia, Turkestan

Hardness: 6

NOTE: A soft stone, Turquoise is susceptible to aging, turning greenish or darker over time. Care must be taken with Turquoise jewelry as soap, grease and chemicals might discolor it.