Appearance: Opaque, blue to green - can have delicate veining or webbing matrix of black, brown or copper deposits.
Birthstone by Month & Zodiac: December
Facts: One of the oldest stones in history. Turquoise has been mined since before the 1st dynasty in ancient Egypt about 3200 B.C. in the Sinai Peninsula.
Physical and Emotional Balance: Honored as a universal stone and believed that while wearing it minds would become one with the universe.
Prehistoric Indian tribes wore turquoise on the body or used it in ceremonies to signify that the god of the sky is alive in the earth.
Known to bring wisdom, nobility, and the power of immortality.
Origin: Southwestern U.S., China, Chile, Egypt, Iran, and Mexico
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is a robin’s-egg blue variety that is mined in Globe, Arizona.
Mohs Hardness: 5-6