Turquoise: The Stone of Friendship and Spirituality
Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, a combination which creates the beautiful bright blue/green hues characteristic of the stone.
It is formed when copper rich solutions percolate into pre-existing rocks. The water content evaporates, the copper combines with aluminim and phosphorous to form Turquoise. Often a patchwork of the original stone remains within the Turquoise, providing a uniqueness to each stone.
Found mainly in arid areas such as Mexico, Southern U.S.A. and Iran, as the dry, hot climate assists in its formation.
Turquoise has been used as an adornment for over 6000 years, being found in the burial chambers of ancient civilizations.
Called “The Breath of Life” by the indigenous American cultures, reminding humans of their Spitituality. Said to attract good luck and friendships, instill calm and alleviate depressions.
It is the birthstone for Sagittarius and Aquarius.