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Turquoise Facts

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

General Turquoise Facts

Here is a little post about Turquoise Information and Facts.  We will update you on the basics of one of the world’s most popular stones giving you a little of the Turquoise facts you need to know to by the right stone. Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque basic aluminium phosphate that contains copper. It has been revered as a gemstone for millenniums. The name “Turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The color that we recognize as Turquoise was named after this gemstone.

More Turquoise Facts

Here some quick historical Turquoise Facts for you. Turquoise was used by the ancient Egyptians and Aztecs as a jewelry gemstone and decorative stone. King Tutankhamun’s burial mask and tomb was inlaid with Turquoise. The ancient Egyptians believed that the color blue was a symbol of regeneration, so turquoise was treasured for both decorative and superstitious purposes. Another Turquoise Fact is that the Meso – Americans created Turquoise mosaics and the Chinese carved Turquoise into ornaments. Turquoise was also used by Native Americans in works of art and jewelry, some of whom believed that it possessed protective properties. The Tibetans believe in the healing properties of Turquoise and have valued turquoise jewelry for centuries.

Turquoise Facts

Quality Turquoise Facts

Read a few Turquoise Facts and learn something new. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone, meaning, moisture seeps through the upper crust of the earth which has copper, iron and aluminum sulfates – the gem quality Turquoise is formed from highly concentrated minerals that are deposited into pockets and crevices in the earth that have the perfect conditions to create this rare gemstone. High Quality Turquoise is rich in color and above a 5 in hardness on the Mohs’ hardness scale.

Typically, when mining Turquoise there is a lot of overburden or host rock where Turquoise is found, it has to be removed to get to the medium quality stone that is usable in its natural state. Gem quality Turquoise, which is called high grade, runs in small pockets or thin veins sporadically among the medium quality Turquoise. The miner is always on the watch for high grade and when found, all operations stop to take special care not to damage the high grade.

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Modern Spiritualists consider Turquoise to have the Turquoise Spiritual Properties to be of spiritual attunement, cleansing, protection and prosperity and a symbol of the Earth and sky, good fortune and success. The Turquoise Spiritual Properties are wonderful and helpful to most people. – See more at: http://www.durangosilver.com/turqspiritual.htm

We hope you have learned a little basic history, knowledge, Turquoise Facts, and Turquoise Information.

Turquoise Facts

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Turquoise Facts, Information on Turquoise and Turquoise JewelryTurquoise Facts and Turquoise History is an ongoing study of  Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry from ancient to modern day. It includes Turquoise Articles, Gemstone and Turquoise Facts, American Turquoise Facts, Pre-Columbian America Turquoise, Middle East – Persian Turquoise Facts, Asia – Chinese and Tibetan Turquoise Facts and much more!
Included is information about the history of Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry from ancient times to listings of American Turquoise Mines and beyond. You can find a wealth of information and links leading to additional information on Turquoise, Turquoise Jewelry and its history through this tremendous resouce of information provided by Durango Silver Company.
You can also join the Newsletter from Durango Silver Co that has additional information on the subject of Turquoise. This link also includes Turquoise Jewelry that is presently available from Durango Silver Co as well as Photos of Southwestern Jewelry they have sold in the past.