Gemstone – Turquoise - The Traditional Birthstone For The Month Of December

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  • Turquoise – the opaque blue-green mineral which is also known as one of the world’s most ancient gems.
  • Its name is perfectly equal to the color. People value turquoise highly for its combination of ancient heritage and unforgettable color.
  • It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been valued as a jewel and ornamental stone for more than 1000’s of years owing to its unique hue.
  • The origins of the word are believed to come from the old French expression ‘pierre tourques’ meaning Turkish stone. The name, which originated in the 13th century, reflects the fact that the 'gem' probably first arrived in Europe with merchants travelling from the east.
  • Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for the month of December and the gem of the 11th anniversary.
  • Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet and has long been considered a precious stone that guarantees health, good fortune and protection from evil.
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  • For thousands of years for its beautiful color, turquoise has been adorned as jewellery, used as amulets and engaged as a decorative material by multiple cultures and generations.
  • A legacy of Turquoise appreciation spans the globe – from ancient Egypt –to- Mesoamerica –to- China.
  • The spider-web of veins that appear in Turquoise is matric evidence of the surrounding rock.
  • Turquoise is colored by copper which creates some of the most vivid blues and greens in gems.
  • Turquoise is relatively soft, so it’s ideal for carving.
  • Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth especially in the dry & barren regions where acidic copper-rich groundwater drains downward and counters with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum.
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  • 4,000 BC: Turquoise buried in Ancient Egyptian tombs is among the world’s oldest jewelry.
  • Napoleon gave stunning tiara to his bride - The Empress Marie-Louise as a wedding gift which was believed to be adorning 540 carats of beautifully matched Persian (Iran) turquoise.
  • MEFKAT: Ancient Egyptians called turquoise “MEFKAT” which also means ‘joy’ & ‘delight’.
  • Bollywood superstar Salman Khan never keeps his lucky turquoise bracelet away from him. But recently, he gave Hotel heiress Paris Hilton his personal good luck charm. And it belongs to Paris Hilton now!!
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  • Turquoise has been traded by cultures throughout the world's history including­­­ - The European, Chinese, Aztec, Inca, Mayan and Southwest Native American.
  • Typically, a fashioned turquoise is judged on 3 basic qualities:
  1. Color
  2. Texture
  3. The presence or absence of matrix
  • For everything else you could want to know about this gem read Turquoise: The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone
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