One gemstone steeped in ancient history, is the blue-green azure hued turquoise. Perhaps the oldest natural gemstone in mans history, it is known as the talisman of Kings, amulet of shamans and protector of warriors. The unique shades of blue are often mottled with distinctive patterns (known as webbings) in cream, gold and brown making each gemstone a one-off piece at the hands of time and nature.
The name turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone”. This was due to the trade routes from the Far East that brought turquoise through Turkey, and Venetian merchants who often purchased the stone within Turkish bazaars.
WHAT IS CRYSTAL HEALING?
Our bodies are dynamic, electromagnetic organism. We have emotional, physical, spiritual and mental energy flowing through us all the time”
Crystals are conduits for the healing energy of the earth when used correctly.
Crystals emit positive, uplifting, energizing, and calming vibrations that help you achieve a more peaceful mind and a revitalized physical state of being.
WHAT ARE THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF TURQUOISE?
Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach. Wearing turquoise necklace, earrings, and bracelets close to the skin enhances the gemstones natural properties.
Turquoise Chakra Healing and Balancing Energies
Turquoise strengthens the meridians of the body and the subtle energy fields, enhancing communication between the physical and spiritual worlds. Placed on the Third Eye, it supports intuition and meditation. On the throat chakra, it releases old vows, inhibitions, and allows the soul to express itself once more. It explores past lives and regards fate as ongoing and dependant on one’s action at any moment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF WEARING TURQUOISE JEWELLERY?
Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving.
Turquoise utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings power of regeneration and rebirth.
TURQUOISE BIRTHSTONE OF SAGITTARIUS
Turquoise is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign, Sagittarius, between November 22 and December 21, the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter. Sagittarians are optimistic, kind, and adventurous, and their outlook on life is extremely positive. Turquoise is the traditional birthstone of those born in December.
TURQUOISE A HISTORY
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Turquoise jewellery dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq, and the Egyptians were mining the stones in the Sinai in 3200 B.C. The death mask of Tutankhamun was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs.
For nearly a thousand years, Native Americans have mined and fashioned Turquoise, using it to guard their burial sites. Their gems have been found from Argentina to New Mexico. Native American priests wore it in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky. Many honoured Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it. Because of its ability to change colours, it was used in prophesy or divining.