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TURQUOISE

Originally the national gemstone of Persia, turquoise was thought to bring good luck when the new moon was reflected onto it. From Persia, it was introduced to Europe through Turkey, hence its name – taken from the French word for the stone: ‘pierre turquoise’.

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DID YOU KNOW

One of the first gemstones to be mined, it has been prized through history for its intense color which varies from sky blue to green depending on the quantities of copper and iron present.
Sky-blue turquoise from Iran is considered the most desirable, although in Tibet a greener variety is preferred.
It was believed to warn its wearer of danger or illness by changing color – not highly improbable as due to its porous nature, when worn next to the skin, it can absorb oils and change color.
It was introduced from Persia to Europe through Turkey, hence its name which is derived from the word 'Turkish'. It was the national gemstone of Persia, and was believed to bring good luck if the New Moon was reflected on a piece.

TURQUOISE: A BRIEF HISTORY

Beads dating from around 5000BC have been found in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq).
Records show that Native Americans have worked with turquoise in the south-western states since 1000AD, and that it has been mined in Persia (Iran) and Egypt for the last 3000 years.

MEANING BEHIND THE STONE

One of the oldest protection amulets, turquoise is thought to provide strength and peace, and sensitivity to the spiritual world.

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Iran
Tibet
Africa
Afghanistan
Australia

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