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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday is Turquoise Day!

Wednesday is turquoise day.  Beautiful turquoise can be found in Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Tibet and the southwestern United States. 

Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate mineral.  The beautiful blue hue is caused by the introduction of copper metal and the interesting, intriguing green color is from iron deposits. 
The name turquoise comes from the French, "pierre turquoise" which means "Turkish Stone". 

Turquoise is one of the longest used gemstones in history for adornment.  In both Hindu and Persian beliefs, the turquoise was a new moon symbol and would lead to good fortune and protection from evil or harm.  Native Americans had some of their beliefs of good fortune or protection from the properties of this gem.

Metaphysical Properties:
Wisdom, Experience, Spiritual Protection, Compassion, Forgiveness, Kindness, Love, Happiness, Brings about what one most wishes for

Holistic Properties:
Helps to oxygenate the blood and increase the amount of "prana" in the physical body.

Throat (5th)

The Book of Stones
Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian
published by:  Heaven & Earth Publishing LLC

These are a few of the turquoise pieces I have in my shop at www.etsy.com/skyhawkdesigns

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