Turquoise is composed of aluminium phosphate and copper. Origin of name: from French for Turkish stone as in ancient days it was transported through Turkey. It was very popular during the days of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Persia and known to man since at least 6,000 BC. Delicate veining, caused by impurities, is desired by some collectors as proof of a natural stone. Turquoise is found in the regions of Iran, southwestern United States, Africa, Australia, Tibet, China, Siberia and Europe.
Colour : Blue, blue-green, green.
Hardness : 5-6
Like most blue gemstones, turquoise activates and balances the throat chakra. This is the center of speech and self-expression. Turquoise helps us speak our wisdom and truth clearly.
Turquoise encourages to accept ourselves, warts and all. It can help release regrets and find self-acceptance.