Power & Benefits of Turquoise:
Turquoise is considered a true balancing stone, worn and used for years for its energy balancing benefits. It provides a balance of masculine and feminine energies. A stone of strength and courage, stability, and inner calm. It also looks beautiful which is why it’s a popular choice for jewelry and even as additional flair to clothing and accessories.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Turquoise is an excellent stone for those who are very empathic and sensitive, it will prevent you from taking on other people’s emotions. For those who are less empathic, it can help to stimulate a higher sense of empathy to connect to another person’s experience.
The Physical Connection:
Turquoise is thought to balance many areas of the body and is known as a multipurpose stone. It is said to not only be effective in boosting the immune system, but it’s also beneficial to the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems and is thought to help relieve any disease or illness that affects these systems. It is also believed to strengthen the subtle energy body and the meridians which are energy channels throughout the body. It is thought to reduce the severity of panic attacks.
The Chakras Connected to Turquoise:
Throat Chakra and Third Eye (Brow) Chakra.
Sagittarius, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Locations Found & History:
USA, Egypt, Mexico, China, Iran, Peru, Poland, Russia, France, Tibet, Afghanistan, Arabian Peninsula, and Iran. Turquoise was a very popular gemstone throughout history. The ancient Egyptians wore turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artists were using it in carvings over 3,000 years ago. Tibet’s national gemstone is turquoise because they believe it brings good fortune, positive energy, and protection. The name Turquoise comes from the French word Pierre Tourques, which means Turkish stone because that was their first source of turquoise. In the United States, the Indigenous people used turquoise in sacred ceremonies, jewelry, and as a trading item. It has also been revered by the Mayans and Aztecs in Mexico and Central America and continues to be mined and sold in these places.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Turquoise, like many other gemstones, is weighed in carats so the heavier the stone, the more valuable it will be. There is The Turquoise Quality Index (TQI) which is a scale between 8 and 100 that tells you the quality of the Turquoise. Higher numbers are quite rare though, and less than 1% has a rating of 90 or better. It has a Mohs hardness of 5-6.
How to Use Turquoise:
Wear in Turquoise jewelry, especially in a pendant on the throat area to balance the Throat chakra. You can also make an elixir out of turquoise to drink or use as a room spray.