Turquoise, an opaque blue to green mineral, has been known and used from ancient times. Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Persians and Chinese among other ancient civilizations used turquoise mainly in jewelry, ceremonial objects and amulets.
The name turquoise derives from the French word "Turques", as it was first in Turkey that all quantities of Iranian turquoise were imported and bought.
Turquoise is considered to be and is used as a strong protective and healing stone for thousands of years. It was believed that turquoise changes color -from blue to green- to warn about a certain disaster.
Turquoise increases intuition and the communication with the natural and the spiritual world. It is believed that it connects the earth to the sky, connecting at the same time the yin and yang energies.
Turquoise is a purification stone, as it dissolves negative energy and the electromagnetic smog. It boosts creativity, balance and gives us the ability to understand other people's feelings and points of view.
It also prevents panic attacks and it is beneficial while talking in public.
Turquoise, with its anti-inflammatory properties relieves from pains, stimulates the immune system and the regeneration of body's tissues.
It is extremely beneficial to the eyes and stomach and in fighting cataracts, arthritis, rheumatisms, depression and fatigue.
Turquoise is associated with the Third Eye and the Throat chakras.
Turquoise is associated with the Aquarius, Sagittarius and Pisces signs.