Turquoise in the Gemstone LibraryTurquoise

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Name Origin: Turquoise is a French term meaning Turkish Stone. It comes from the French phrase pierre turquoise, where "pierre" translates as "stone." It was believed, inaccurately, that turquoise came from Turkey.

Historical significance/folklore: In the Orient, turquoise it was given to protect riders. Warriors fixed turquoise to the end of their bows to ensure accurate shots. In Russia giving the bride a turquoise and silver ring was intended to give peace of mind to the woman and to grant the man strength, prosperity, and health. Native Americans cultures believe turquoise to be very sacred, connecting heaven and earth.

Gemstone properties: Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace and protection. If you are given turquoise, it can bring good fortune and peace. This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it. This is a stone that a person must learn to attune to instead of the stone attuning to the person. It brings valor, guidance and romantic spontaneity.

Healing properties: Neutralizes over acidity, eases cramps, helps with tissue regeneration, pollution and exhaustion.