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This greenish blue stone is found in history from the palaces of the Pharaohs to the native Americans. It is a symbol of prosperity, hope and success. In ancient times it was often included in graves for protection from evil and was recognised to attract good spirits. It varies in colour from deep sky blue to aqua with hints of green. In medieval times its name was derived from the french word for the country Turkey, where it was imported from back then. If you give or receive a gift with a turquoise, it symbolises a pledge of friendship. This stone is used to treat problems associated with stress and promotes general healing within the body.
Turquoise was one of the first gemstones to be mined, this stone has long been prised for its intense colour, which varies from Sky-blue to green depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it.
Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing colour.
Turquoise is December's birthstone.