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Turquoise dates back as far as the Egyptians, used to adorn with colourful jewellery. It carries great wisdom and truth and is the frequently used as the birthstone for Sagittarians. Found in countries including Tibet, China, Iran, Africa and United States, it is one of the oldest protection amulets and it is important that the owner of the gemstone gives it proper attention by attuning to its needs, instead of the stone attuning to the person. The colour depends on the minerals found in the area where it grew. The more copper in the mix produces a bluer stone. The more iron in the mix produces a greener stone. Honoured by the Native Americans as a sacred stone, the gemstone absorbs negativity, transmuting it into useful energy. It also helps you to become one with the universe.

 Turquoise Gemstone has many spiritual, emotional as well as physical properties that assist inner strengths.
  • Protection from harm.
  • Symbol of friendship.
  • Psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world.
  • Peace to the home.
  • Turquoise takes on the characteristics of its owner.
  • As a gift, it brings good fortune and helps protect against negative energies.
  • Is a healing stone.
  Some of its physical properties.
  • Healing ailments of the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems.
  • Recommended by crystal healers for ‘detoxifying’…alcohol, poison, pollution or radiation in the body, treatment of high blood pressure, asthma, infections, TMJ and dental problems.
  • Assists mental clarity - it helps us communicate our desires to others and be clear about what we want.
  • Use turquoise if you have a fear of public speaking.
  • Improves the mental state.
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There are many types and colours of Turquoise, not just the traditional green/blue. Here is a few -

Yellow Turquoise is mostly a jasper or serpentine gemstone that is yellow with brown, green and red within. The black webbing that appears throughout this stone is hematite. Yellow turquoise helps communication, intuition and creativity, and brings wisdom.

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Chinese Turquoise is mined and processed in the Hubei province in China. Most of this turquoise is enhanced with wax treatment, restabilization or dyed.

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African Turquoise is sometimes natural Jasper that resembles turquoise

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Simulated Turquoise can be made up of one of several stones (howlite, dolomite, glass, plastic or polymer clay) that can be dyed to resemble turquoise.

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Black turquoise is actually naturally occurring Onyx whose markings can resemble that seen on natural turquoise.

A string of turquoise gemstone beads used as a bracelet, necklace or even an anklet will help detoxify the body from alcohol, pollution, poison and radiation. The idea is to wear the beads around one area of the body so as the blood flows back and forth through the area, the turquoise can purify it. Anyone that has problems with their lungs, throat or from asthma, can hang a turquoise gemstone from a cord or chain so it hangs directly over the area causing the problem. This allows the gem energies to get as close as possible to the problem area and begin the healing work even faster.

Chemical Composition: A Phosphate
Hardness - 5 to 6
Astrological sign: Sagittarius
 
 
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Inspired by the fast approaching summer, Turquoise is the colour that inspires thoughts of tropical Island holidays and walks along warm evening sands...not to mention drinking cocktails and fuzzy floaty feelings that ensue. Yup, think that pretty much captured it! But there can't be a better visual combination than turquoise on sun-tanned skin...it was meant to be.

This gorgeous necklace epitomises all of the above, with just enough bohemian ethnicity to make a statement. Beautiful turquoise magnesite teamed with devilish scarlet scream 'look at me'. Magnesite gemstone has a smooth and very tactile finish with naturally occurring marks. The large Heart measures 2.5cm and the hearts on either side measure 1.6cm. Antique silver toned beads finish this piece off perfectly!