Today we talk about the Turquoise stone! We tell you everything you need to know about this blue colored mineral, perfect for summer. A very special and different stone, with an intense color that leaves no one indifferent.
Discover today everything about the Turquoise stone or mineral: from the properties of Turquoise to its meaning.
Did you know that in some cultures the Turquoise stone was so sacred that it was considered a stone only of Gods? If you want to know more facts, characteristics and curiosities... stay and read the post!
Discover the characteristics and curiosities about this material so widely used in jewelry. Let's get started!
1. Turquoise mineral, what is it?
Turquoise is a very appreciated stone due to its unique color, its value has increased over the years and nowadays it is a very used and valued material in jewelry. The blue color of the Turquoise stone, very characteristic and summery, makes it the perfect material to design summer jewelry.
It is a copper aluminum phosphate, ranging in color from light blue to apple green. The delicate or mottled cream or brown veins are inherent to the stone and ensure its authenticity.
Its name comes from French and means "Turkish Stone", since Turkish merchants were the first to introduce it in Europe through the Silk Road.
In addition, natural Turquoise has been used as a talisman by kings throughout history. Tutankhamun's death mask was decorated with turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods of the Aztecs.
Turquoise properties and characteristics
The fame and demand of the Turquoise Stone or Mineral has led to the appearance of imitations and stones that imitate the original blue color of the Turquoise stone. That is why we dedicate this section to deepen in the properties and original characteristics of natural turquoise stone.
For those of you who are wondering how to know if a Turquoise is good, in this section we have the answers. To determine the quality of the Turquoise stone we will analyze the properties of Turquoise on a physical level.
- Turquoise density: Turquoise density is 2.7 g/cm³.
- Turquoise Luster: Luster is Cerulean, Vitreous or earthy.
- Turquoise Color: Turquoise is a light blue and greenish colored mineral. A perfect turquoise gemstone to wear in jewelry.
- Hardness of Turquoise: The hardness is 5-6 on the Mohs scale.
Having analyzed the Turquoise stone and its physical properties, we now move on to discuss other properties of the Turquoise stone: the spiritual properties!
Turquoise spiritual significance
Turquoise has a very deep and wide spiritual meaning, this is due to the long tradition and history of the stone, which has been used in jewelry for thousands of years.
On a mental level, the Turquoise stone serves to calm your mind and favors meditation. It is used to calm down, get rid of anger, and strengthen love and friendship. A stone used in the third eye chakra to develop self-realization.
What is Turquoise stone used for? We tell you!
In many countries the mineral Turquoise is considered a sacred stone and is used as an amulet to nullify and protect from negative energies and bad luck. A natural Turquoise pendant will be ideal to use as an amulet.
Many people choose to wear this stone in everyday jewelry to attract good luck and achieve peace and serenity.
In addition, the Turquoise stone has properties that will help on the physical plane. For example, Turquoise stone helps to reduce headaches for those who suffer from migraines. It also reduces acidity and regulates the diet.
So the properties of Turquoise go from the physical to the mental plane and make it the ideal stone to wear on a daily basis and achieve a total balance.
4. Curiosities about the Turquoise stone
Turquoise stone has acquired different meanings throughout history depending on the culture and tradition of different countries.
In Mexico, the mineral Turquoise was a stone reserved only for the gods, and mortals could not use it under any circumstances. In fact, in many places this mineral is referred to as "the Mexican Turquoise stone".
In another opposite culture, the Asian culture, Turquoise was considered a symbol of protection and an amulet against the evil eye.
Meaning of Turquoise in the Bible
As mentioned above, natural Turquoise stone has been used for thousands of years. This stone is also mentioned in the bible, it was a very coveted material among the Hebrews and Egyptians for its beauty and significance.
This color is considered a heavenly color and represents one of the colors of the flag of the Holy Spirit. It also represents the covenant between man and God and it is said that the first Turquoise mine was discovered by Isaac, son of Abraham, on Mount Sinai.
5. Turquoise stone: how to clean it
Turquoise is a sensitive stone due to its formation, composed of phosphates. Therefore, if we want to keep our jewelry made with Turquoise stone as beautiful as the first day we have to pay special attention to how we store, clean and care for it.
We must avoid at all costs that our jewelry comes into contact with perfumes or chemicals. We recommend that you take it off when you are going to apply make-up or remove your make-up to ensure that it does not touch any product that could damage it.
When you go on a trip, keep your Turquoise stone from rubbing against other jewelry, use a travel jewelry box to keep the jewelry separate so they don't rub against each other.
Finally, to get a natural Turquoise shine you should clean your Turquoise stone jewelry gently from time to time. In our jewelry care blog you will find the best techniques to get sparkling jewelry.
We hope you found this blog about Turquoise interesting! If you are one of those who like to know everything about the stones we use in LAVANI jewelry discover in our blog in the Stone Stories section and become an expert on the most used materials in jewelry.