Turquoise was a popular stone in many cultures over the history, it is one of the most ancient gemstones:
- Ancient Egyptians used it for jewelry, they called turquoise “mefkat,” which also means “joy” and “delight.”
- Ancient Chinese artisans were making carved objects from it.
- Tibet has Turquoise as its national gem, considering it to be a stone that guarantees health, good fortune and protection from evil.
- Then at the other side of the world, Native Americas used it as a ceremonial gem & made turquoise jewelry & amulets.
For its healing properties, Turquoise is believed to be a stone of balance, endorsing self-realisation & helping with stress relief.e.
Turquoise strength is between 5-6 on the Mohs Scale, you should avoid exposure to high heat & contact with oils, perfumes, cleaning liquids.