Birthstone of the Month (December) - Turquoise

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.”  - Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Who isn’t impressed by the Turquoise? It is a highly valuable gemstone... It is the birthstone for December. Turquoise is an opaque mineral that forms into a beautiful stone which appears in a stream of heavenly colors - blue, bluish green, green, and yellowish greenTurquoise gemstone is one of the most legendary stones. The Turquoise crystal has gained a global reputation for being the world’s best healing mineralTurquoise is believed to not only shield one from negativity however also has great connection to pure one with the aids of natural elements, especially from that of the aspects of air and water through its divine energy. The water energy in turquoise can promote gentle detoxification and improve the state of one's immune system. 

One of the original gemstones to be extracted out of the earth, the Turquoise crystal was considered a sacred stone by the ancient people of AfricaSouth America, Asiaand North America. They made turquoise one of their preferred materials for producing gemstones, small sculptures, and inlay. Its dazzling bluish-green shade made an appearance in ancient Egypt around 6000 BCE where it was incorporated into protective royal bling and amulets for the likes of Cleopatra and King Tut. Most of the turquoise production in the United States has been located in the arid southwest - New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada have all held the position of the leading turquoise-producing state. Significant amounts of turquoise have been produced in ColoradoCalifornia, Utah, Texas, and Arkansas.

Turquoise is one of the most favorite and affordable gemstones for everyone. They can be worn to mark formal occasions or used for everyday wear. The high-quality way to benefit from the energies of Turquoise gem is to wear them on your body. Turquoise makes adorable pieces of jewelry like pendants, necklace, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Wearing rings and earrings will help you to feel happy and healthyTurquoise gemstone is also used as a Feng Shui therapy to attract wealth and money as well as a cure to enhance one's health and well-being.

  
Trivia:

In ancient Turkey, Turquoise stones were attached to horses’ bridles to protect the animals from the ill effects of drinking cold water when they were exhausted!

Have a lovely Turquoise month ahead. Happy Birthday to those born in December!

 

 

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