Turquoise has been utilized by many civilizations, its been found in artifacts in Persia dating from 5000 BC. There is much superstition and folklore about turquoise, for instance, it was said that if the stone changed color it was bad luck.
A thousand years ago, the Anasasi people of Chaco Canyon in the American Southwest began mining it in and used it in trade, and it has become an important part of American Indian culture. The Zuni believed it protected them from demons, the Apaches believed it helped them in war and battles, the Navajos used it in rainmaking ceremonies.
The name is derived from the European trade origins, meaning “Turkish stone”. Shakespeare wrote about it in the merchant of Venice. It was believed in Europe that Turquoise protected horses and riders from accidents and falls during travel.
Turquoise is a stone of peace, serenity and tranquility. It increases protection, meditation energy, wisdom, balance, honest communication, strength, friendship and love. It shields the wearer from harmful influences, attracts friendship.
It is utilized in healing, and Shelly Kaehr, PH.D who wrote the very informative book, Edgar Cayce Guide to Gemstones, Minerals, Metals and More
states that Turquoise has a very high vibration, higher than other gemstones, and says that “it could be that, because it is truly one of the most ancient of stones, that it carries the wisdom of the ages .”
Healing with Turquoise can benefit the whole body, especially for the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. It has been recommended for use in detoxification of alcohol, poison, pollution or radiation in the body, and also to treat high blood pressure, asthma, infections, and dental problems.
Turquoise can also aid in communication issues, including fear of public speaking. Mentally, it can restore and promote serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.
The color turquoise is also very healing, all colors have special and specific energy properties inherent in the color ray itself, which enhances the energy of the gemstone.
This color has more emphasis on feelings and creativity than with rational thought. The range in color between greens and blues, and various shades of turquoise, blue green and or aqua relate to transformation, evolution, change, transmutation, the inner teacher, and the spiritual heart.
I have created two new necklaces with turquoise and the turquoise color agate, which I believe can be not only beautiful additions to one’s accessory collection, but very healing and inspirational as well.