Turquoise is one of the first gemstone to have been mined, it has long been prized for its intense colour, which varies from sky blue to green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it.
Turquoise was known in Egypt from a very early period and is later described by Pliny under the name of Callais.
Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing colour. Probably the earliest notice of the peculiar superstition in regard to Turquoise is contained in Volmars thirteenth century “Steinbuch”, where we read:
Whoever owns the true turquoise set in gold will not injure any of his limbs when he falls, whether he be riding or walking, so long as he has the stone with him.
The name comes from a word meaning “Turkish Stone,” as it first travelled to Europe along the Silk Route from Turkey. This stone opens the heart chakra and also affords a heart-centred quality, a loving connection with others. Turquoise releases negative emotions and draws out unsettling vibrations. It is especially helpful for a headache. Worn as a necklace, this stone touches upon the throat chakra, enabling eloquence in speech and encouraging absolute honesty. Turquoise is regarded as a planet-loving crystal, offering protection and preservation to the environment.
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