Turquoise

Turquoise is a vibrant light blue stone often seen in southwestern jewelry. It is reasonably priced and quite lovely.

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    Turquoise's color ranges from sky blue to green. It has a hardness of 6.

    Howlite is often dyed to imitate turquoise. Turquoise made in a laboratory has a very uniform color. Chalky varieties of turquoise are often coated with wax or oil to enhance color - and when treated like this, the color change is not permanent.

    Turquoise is often fracture sealed. This doesen't mean that it has fractures, it means that it was sealed with an acrylic resin to enhance it's color, texture, and hardness.

    Turquoise is somewhat soft so avoid scratches and sharp blows. To be certain and coatings are not removed also avoid hot water and household chemicals.

    Reputable dealers will not use the following misleading terms. However, for your protection, I am listing them here:

      "Vienna turquoise" is really a glass imitation.

    Turquoise is found in Australia, Chile, Iran, Mexico, Tibet, USA (Arizona , California and New Mexico).

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Birthstone Months with Turquoise

  • December Birthstone: Modern and Traditional Birthstone
  • Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): Planetary Stone
  • Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Birthstone
  • Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): Birthstone
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Turquoise Mystical Properties & Lore

    Turquoise supposedly helps one to start new projects and remove old limitations.

    Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing color.

    In the 13th century, Turquoise was thought to protect the wearer from falling especially from horses.

    Legend has it that the Indians believed that if turquoise was affixed to a bow, the arrows shot from it would always hit their mark. It was also believed to bring happiness and good fortune to all.

    Turquoise started being used before 4000 BC.

    Turquoise is the US State Gemstone of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

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    Smiley What stone has the most poise/balance.

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