I’m obsessed with Turquoise, and I am pretty sure I am not the only one. Although you see this color used
in decorating and beautifying just about anything, I am more specifically talking about the Turquoise
gemstone. As a jewelry designer, I use Turquoise in a lot of my jewelry. I have compiled everything you
need to know about this beautiful stone so the next time you are wearing your Turquoise necklace, you can
feel confident that you are wearing, quite possibly, the best stone ever!
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history. It’s a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet
soothing to the touch, and healing to the eye. For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures,
prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and thought to have 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.
Historically, Turquoise is credited with the property of securing friendly regard, verifying the traditional
saying that “he, or she, who owns a Turquoise will never want for a friend.” In the Orient, a Turquoise ring
was worn as a protector against all things evil. The proverb states: “Given by a loving hand it brings with it
happiness and good fortune.” However, the ring emitted protective energy only if the stone was given by a
friend. It was believed to restore clear vision to the mind when thinking became muddled, and thus ensured
good fortune. Turquoise has always been valued as an ornamental gem, often considered a symbol of male
power. Today, we know Turquoise empowers men and women equally, and worn or carried, it is a talisman
of luck, success, ambition and creativity.
In the workplace, Turquoise promotes leadership, assists relocation or regular travel associated with career,
and helps avoid unwise investments. It helps overcome writer’s block, and is a stone of clear
communication when giving information. Turquoise is especially recommended for accountants and
computer operators for mental relaxation, for those who work in radio or television to release anxiety, and
for laborers to protect from bodily harm. As a crystal for travel, Turquoise protects you and your
possessions against theft, loss or attack, helps prevent accidents, especially falls, and even guards your pet.
Attached to a collar, bridle, or cage, Turquoise prevents animals from straying or being stolen, and makes
horses sure-footed and obedient to their riders. Tibetan Turquoise, or Chinese Turquoise, is green and
carries a slightly different vibration than the more vivid blue. It is especially useful for clearing the Throat
Chakra, and blockages of suppressed self-expression. As jewelry it is worn by men and women alike, and
considered a promise of fidelity and protectiveness to a lover or partner. It is used in sacred prayer beads,
adorns musical instruments, prayer wheels and bells, and a Turquoise rosary is said to relate prayer to
whatever deity is being invoked. Tibetan Turquoise is traditionally received as a gift to pass on its natural
fortune-bringing powers. So if you buy your own, make it a gift to yourself. Below is my Turquoise Sight
Necklace that highlights the different hues of Turquoise.
You think that is cool, here are some other really neat reasons to wear turquoise jewelry.
Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us
to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine. 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.
Turquoise assists in problems of the brain, eyes, ears, neck and throat, especially cataracts, migraines and
headaches, and problems with balance.
Turquoise is helpful to the respiratory system and aids in healing lung disorders and allergies. By healing
the breath, this stone may cure speech disorders such as stammering.
As you can see, Turquoise is a very efficient healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the
body. It benefits the overall mood and emotion by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace.
Holding or wearing Turquoise helps restore depleted vitality and lifts sagging spirits. It relieves stress and
brings focus back to the center heart. It is empathetic and balancing, helping one to recognize the causes o
happiness and unhappiness, and to master them.
As a stone of purification, Turquoise dispels negative energy and clears electromagnetic smog from the
environment. It promotes self-realization and aids in creative problem-solving, thus calming the nerves
when speaking in public. It helps stabilize mood swings, and dissolves a martyred attitude of self-sabotage.
It is also empowering if you feel bullied or suffer prejudice. Because it soothes the mind, Turquoise is good
for jet lag and fears of flying. Tibetan Turquoise is an excellent anti-hysteria stone, worn to calm those with
a tendency to overreact to situations. It is also beneficial for narcissism, to help one look outside their own
needs and to be open to other's point of view.
So at this point you are probably searching in your jewelry box for your Turquoise pieces. Or you
may just have been inspired enough to put yourself in the mindset for a new piece. Whether it's for yourself
of a friend, Turquoise is always a great stone to wear proudly! Shop my website for inspiration!