Most Commonly Found: The highest quality turquoise stones are found in Australia, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet and Southwestern United States. The stone may also be found in France, Britain, Russia, Poland, Arabia, Egypt, China, Peru, and Mexico.
Stone Cold Facts: Turquoise means "Turkish stone" as it came to Europe by way of Turkey, and it has been highly regarded throughout history as a stone signifying wealth. This greenish-blue or pale sky blue stone became one of the first to be worn in jewelry.
Part of its magical properties is that it is a powerful healing stone that will filter the fifth element ether into the etheric body. The natural energy of turquoise is that it will help you communicate with truth. They also have a powerful property of spiritual attunement and are effective to aid communication.
What to Heal: Turquoise has a plethora of healing benefits to the body, helping to bring healing to just about every system. It neutralizes over acidity, increases growth and muscle strength and it contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. It also alleviates rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, viral infections, pain, and relaxes cramps.
It is known to contain anti-inflammatory properties, helping with muscle tissue regeneration, circulation, lungs, respiratory system, heals stomach and gout problems, as well as viral infections. It helps anorexia, headaches, throat problems, lung infections (including asthma), teeth problems, hearing issues and depression.
Like Amethyst, it allows for detox from alcohol, poison, pollution and radiation.
In general, this powerful healing stones strengthens the entire mind and body.
On the more emotional level, turquoise brings a sense of deep calm and may help to heal emotional problems, stress and it may prevent mood swings.
How to Heal: Wearing Turquoise jewelry will help you to harmonize and revitalize your body, because
these stones embody an energy that will help you when you feel depleted or exhausted.
Wearing turquoise earrings will allow you to develop your psychic abilities and will also help strengthen your third eye and throat chakras.
Related Chakras: Turquoise helps to heal and strengthen a multitude of chakras, but it is best known for strengthening the throat chakra, which encompasses communication abilities and helping you become more honest with yourself.
For the third eye chakra, turquoise may help develop your clairvoyant abilities.
It also has an effective energy within the sacral or navel chakra to aid you to enhance your creativity and to aid creative problem solving.
The vibration of this stone is equally as strong within the heart chakra as it ensures that the love energy flows through to everything you do.
Spiritual + Psychic Properties: Turquoise helps to ground the wandering wayward spirit, while keeping their connection to the divine alive. It absorbs negativity and allows the body to ascend to a higher frequency spirituality.
Its crystal is known to aid the development of psychic gifts and may allow your specific gift to surface. When it radiates at the third eye, it helps develop intuition and clairvoyance.
During meditation, turquoise may allow you to feel grounded and protected from any negativity.
History + Lore: Turquoise became one of the first stones made into jewelry, used by the ancient Egyptians and mined in Sinai more than 6,000 years ago.
Early Persians believed turquoise represented the heavens because of its blue color and used it to cover the domes of palaces and places of worship.
Ancient tribes such as the Aztecs believed the stone was sacred and made intricate masks for ceremonies and rituals. It was also mined in Mexico.
As one of the most powerful and versatile stones, the Native Americans, especially the Navajo tribe choose to use it for healing and jewelry making.