Turquoise has been considered a stone that brings happiness since ancient times. This mineral has an interesting property to change color and shade. It is difficult to grind and finish, it is capable of chipping, cracking in the process of applying pressure to it. Therefore, the turquoise stone, the photo of which is presented in this article, cannot be cut. It is preferred to be inserted directly into jewelry and ornaments in the form of rounded cabochons.
Turquoise stone is a pure mineral. He is credited with a large number of healing and magical properties. People are sure that he is able to dispel negative energy and calm the soul. The mineral is used as a way to purify dirty air.
Its history began around 5000 BC. e. The turquoise stone was used as decoration on amulets and amulets.
According to ancient mythology, the mineral appeared from the bonesthose people who died from unrequited feelings, from unhappy love. Many modern scientists say that this is nothing more than a legend. Experts have revealed the structure of the mineral, which is at odds with the structures of bone formations. The mineral consists of opaque veins, tightly pressed to each other. They contain zinc, copper, potassium and other metal elements.
It is worth noting that the very first pieces of turquoise jewelry were discovered in the tomb of Queen Zara in Ancient Egypt. Historians say that she ruled the state long before the advent of our era. In addition, archaeologists also found the remains of turquoise crystals on the death mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Turquoise stone subsequently conquered peoples and countries, fascinated artists and craftsmen. He was a symbol of experience, wisdom, success, power and nobility. They began to choose him for the rituals of healing the soul, meditation. In Egypt, turquoise is still considered a stone that gives life. In Tibet, the mineral was also revered, it was even recognized as a currency. The value of the mineral was more than the silver and gold bars.
The stone's value comes from its interesting range of colors – it varies between different shades of green and blue. The color depends directly on the amount of iron and copper contained in the mineral. Magicians, sorcerers and shamans were attracted to turquoise because of its ability to change its color. At the same time, fortune-telling became more mysterious.
Turquoise is a stone known by many different names. Initially, it was called the "Turkish stone", since it was brought to Europecame from here. In our country, the word "turquoise" has Persian roots. Firyuze is a stone of happiness.
The main meaning of the stone is to increase the power of the wearer, good luck, intelligence and immortality. According to historical sources, any use cases are based on this. The mineral among the ancient peoples was a symbol of the God of Heaven, who lived above the Earth. This meaning of the mineral was probably due to its color scheme, reminiscent of heaven.
Amulets, talismans and amulets, in which there was a precious stone turquoise, brought benefits and value to people. So, Turkish warriors took turquoise stones with them in order to save their horses and themselves in battle. Lovers of traveling the world attach special importance to the crystal. Turquoise protected travelers' belongings from loss or theft.
At the moment, turquoise has only expanded its influence. People take stone amulets to work, dreaming of earning the patronage and trust of their superiors. For writers, the mineral helps to gain recognition from readers, for investors - to choose the right move.
But the meaning is not the same everywhere. For example, in China it is a little different. Local green turquoise, it is used to prove to your soulmate your loy alty to feelings, devotion.
The turquoise stone has a lot of magical properties. It's hard to list them all:
- Indicator of he alth. There are descriptions that the mineral changes color in case its owner falls ill.
- Protective amulet,designed to protect from the troubles of its bearer.
- Stone has been credited with the most powerful magic for many centuries. This is a zodiac stone, famous since antiquity, which was used to make amulets for children who had not yet appeared and were just born. In the East, they made rings that were constantly worn, believing in the possibility of their influence on evil forces. Here they knew that the ring gives happy moments and brings good luck.
- Signal of death and depression. Turquoise after the death of the owner loses its brightness. She seems to fade away with him. When moving to the second owner, the glow is restored again.
- Turquoise helps the self-realization of a person, solves complex problems, adds creative energy.
- Turquoise is an energy powerful stone. He can communicate with a person at the level of spirituality and subconsciousness, helps to develop the gift of foresight. At the same time, the power of the mineral does not bring good luck to everyone, but only to those who pursue good goals.
- Symbol of leadership. The amulet at work allows you to become the most successful among colleagues, and also builds career growth. He warns against miscalculations, mistakes and risks. Often, the boss orders turquoise personal or interior items as a gift.
- Symbol of romantic love and strong friendship. A change of color indicates a betrayal of a friend, a betrayal of a person, an approaching possibility of a quarrel or parting.
Turquoise stone: he alth properties
Turquoise is known for its healing properties:
- eliminates mood swings;
- stabilizes the psychological state;
- takes you out of depression;
- helps fight fatigue;
- strengthens human immunity;
- enhances nutrient absorption;
- helps with SARS, effective in the treatment of tonsillitis;
- clears the lungs;
- heals wounds;
- eliminates insomnia and normalizes night sleep;
- treats liver diseases and stomach ulcers;
- stops the bleeding.
So, who is the turquoise stone suitable for? There are proven facts that the mineral is ideal for those suffering from migraines, as it effectively relieves headaches. In this case, wear turquoise necklaces, beads. Jewelry relieves tracheitis, diseases that affect the respiratory system and organs. There are cases when a stone saved a person from stuttering.
This mineral has been used by healers since ancient times to heal the human soul. As for the emotional and spiritual level, it carries out a natural restoration and purification of the internal energy of the body. From this began the study of its meditative properties.
The stone changes a person, makes him much kinder, makes it possible to give up thoughts of punishing others. He teaches to forgive and find the good in a person's character. Crystals will easily restore relations between those who have quarreled, will make it possible to realize the cause of misunderstanding and discord. Turquoise gives confidence in the correctness of the chosen decision, helps the owner to cope with difficult thoughts about what they have done, does not allow them to get upset andregret. The importance of her power is centered in understanding her own spirit world.
In order to be flexible in difficult everyday situations, the stone is worn in wallets, bags. Close to the body, but not on it. It is necessary that decision-making comes from the depths of the soul, so close contact will interfere, while distant contact will help. The shade of the stone suitable for this is a rich dark blue.
To get a clear vision of the complexities of the world, harmony, the choice is stopped at a light blue color. Turquoise will bring emotions into balance, harmonize. It will make a person restrained in manifestations, confident, calm.
Zodiac signs and turquoise
The zodiac sign ideal for turquoise stone is Taurus. He helps these people to gain the ability to find the necessary emotions, strengths, talents, inner balance inside themselves.
Sagittarius from this mineral can only get a beneficial effect. Usually they are positive and optimistic people. The stone gives them confident views on the situation in life. They are advised to buy the white mineral, which is special and very rare from the current trading offers.
Which other sign of the zodiac is suitable for the properties of turquoise stone:
Green (Chinese) is perfect for Scorpions. Minerals will suppress the wearer's aggression and temper.
Who suits the turquoise stone according to the sign of the zodiac, we found out. Let's decide who he is good for by month of birth:
- Greens -July.
- Blue - March.
- Dark blue - February.
- Any other color - August. The properties of turquoise stone will also protect them from unpleasant events, and also help in difficult life situations.
Who suits jewelry with this mineral according to the sign of the zodiac? It can be given to those who are patronized by large planets. There is also a sign that you cannot purchase such jewelry. This is Leo. His power and will are so strong that the additional help of the mineral can break his inner world, and bring discord in relations with himself and people. This will lead to depression and illness. There are people who believe that turquoise creates a strong bond with their guardian angels.
In literature, turquoise represents the onset of warmth and spring. Writers use it as one of the epithets of this season. As soon as winter leaves, spring comes into its own, and with it a new life is born. Turquoise of light shades gives hope for the appearance of something good and light. Valuable minerals bring contentment, harmony and peace to a person's life.
Darker colors add flexibility to the mind. The dark stone struggles with the desire for power, short temper. It gives a person the opportunity to adapt to various conditions, while not being afraid of the unknown and the unknown.
If the owner of the mineral is modest, shy, the decoration will allow him to open up, affect the owner's oratorical abilities. A green stone will simplify experiences, give a person confidenceand power in expressing one's own point of view. The dark blue mineral is able to add to the owner the endurance and patience necessary in any undertakings.
We looked at who suits the turquoise stone. It is worth noting that the mineral of all shades relieves stress, restores vitality, cheers up, gives a real vision of love and friendship.
Turquoise combines the energy of water and sky, thus symbolizing their unity. It reveals unrealized plans, potential opportunities. The energy of the heavenly circle lures and attracts. Stone products improve the aura of space, especially rooms chosen for intimacy, relaxation, solitude.
The energy of water fills everything around with a special rhythm of life. Life is transferred to the living room, halls of an apartment or house. The family gathers in this place, relatives hold meetings and holidays here. Life plans and careers are discussed in common rooms. Turquoise jewelry and figurines are often installed here.
Production and deposit
The best specimens of the mineral are mined in Iran. The very first deposits were found in the Sinai Peninsula.
Currently mining is open in the following countries:
Small deposits have been noted in England, China and Egypt. There are also turquoise deposits in Russia, which are being developed all the time and are gradually increasing production.
Combination with other gemstones
Turquoise stone (properties, signof the zodiac to which it suits, and the places of its extraction, we examined above) goes well with various metals. Turquoise is very elegant in silver. Experts advise choosing items that have blue and copper colors. If you need to add energy, the mineral can be combined with stones suitable for a particular zodiac sign, with similar qualities.
To treat mental disorders, improve mood and create an atmosphere of calm, turquoise should be combined with nuggets that have similar effects:
- lapis lazuli.
How to choose a natural stone?
Turquoise is often tried to fake. Any inexperienced buyer should be prepared to buy such an expensive item, otherwise there is a high risk of being deceived. Turquoise has been mined for a long time. Masters know for sure that the stone reserves are almost depleted. Therefore, a real copy cannot be cheap. For a natural real stone, you will have to pay about $120-150, while a fake will cost about $40.
There are several methods for recognizing fake and naturalness:
- Cost. You can be completely sure of a fake if the price of the stone is below $120.
- Size. It is practically impossible to get large stones today. Mostly the volume of the stone is about 0.5cm.
- Grinding strength. As mentioned above, it is difficult to make chips and scratches on natural turquoise. After processing, the stone becomes morestrong.
- Scratches. With a simple sewing needle, the inspectors try to scratch the surface. You need to understand that on a real stone, the tip of the needle will leave a mark. If the line does not remain, the needle jumps off the crystal - this is definitely an ornamental material. If the furrow under the tip of the needle turns out to be white, then you have a skillful imitation made of plastic technological material.
At the moment, many jewelry stores have a large amount of fake stone. Most of the items are made by craftsmen for medicinal and precious material, the decorations look great. But it should also be borne in mind that jewelry made from real material must be confirmed by a quality certificate when sold. The document indicates the address of the processing factory, the deposit. If this item is single - the pseudonym or name of the master. Distinctive unique features of the item are periodically added, as well as the number of its analogues, and the name. Close attention should be paid to this fact. If the seller cannot provide the relevant document, then he wants to sell you a fake.
Designer's object, processed stone, jewelry must be protected from the effects of chemicals, steam, overheating, ultraviolet radiation.