Turquoise gained an unprecedented popularity because of the Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who wears a 50 carat Turquoise in a silver bracelet on his wrist. Though Salman Khan’s fans wear a Turquoise gemstone as a fashion statement, Turquoise is known to have high astrological benefits too. It is a lucky stone for the planet ‘Jupiter’ and is one of the substitutes for ‘Yellow Sapphire’.
The colour of Turquoise may vary from bluish-white to sky blue and from greenish-blue to lemon green. It is not a very hard gemstone and is often quite brittle. Therefore, one is required to be careful while handling his/her turquoise jewelry. Apart from its serene colour and unmatched charm, it provides the wearer with a lot of astrological benefits as well.
The turquoise is the older in the history of stones. The name turquoise has been derived from a French term, ‘Pierre turquoise’ which means ‘Turkish stone’. This stone is a mark of protection, clarity and strength. Earlier, turquoise was used by the Native Americans to give direction to their burial sites. The gemstone is considered to be the god of sky. The turquoise is the birthstone of people born in the spring season and is the zodiac stone of Sagittarians. The highest quality of turquoise is found in Persia.
Benefits and Uses
The gemstone turquoise is regarded as a friend to the wearer. The benefits of the stone vary with the physical condition of the wearer. It is believed that when gifted by a friend, the gemstone emits positive energies. Turquoise is often regarded as a symbol of male power.
Turquoise softens a person’s heart which induces the feelings of self-forgiveness. It makes the wearer think of future without lamenting about his past.
The physical healing energy of the turquoise eradicates depression and strengthens the wearer’s will. It guards the wearer from viral infections, excess acidity, increasing pollution. Along with this, turquoise also protects eyes, throat, brain and neck. When worn in the form of a necklace, it guards the entire neck related problem. Speak disorders such as stammering can also be treated by turquoise.
The emotional healing energy of turquoise checks the overall mood of the wearer and balances it. It provides solace and brings serenity and peace. It is a stress buster for many. It makes a person understand the reason behind his happy or unhappy state of mind and control them. The turquoise is regarded as a stone which purifies and hence, it keeps all the negative powers away and restores positive energies. This gemstone is best to fight jet lag and overcoming the fears of flying.
Traditionally, the spiritual energy of the turquoise brings together male and female powers. It makes a person wiser and understanding. Turquoise enhances ones conscience. It keeps the impending treats at bay. Firoza induces the feelings of self-forgiveness.
Turquoise, the colour welcomes warm energies and makes a person hopeful as well as patient. If the wearer is being deviated from his path, turquoise brings him back to the right path of life. This gemstone relieves stress. The brighter tones reflect considerable power and flexibility.
Price and Quality
The quality of turquoise depends upon its color, luster. The hardness of the gems also differentiates its quality. The brighter ones are the most expensive. In the form of jewelry, the charges are the highest. The cut, shape and carat also define its quality.
Availability and Substitute
The gemstone turquoise is mined. It is available in Iran, California, New York and Sinai. Some traits of turquoise are also found in China, Tibet, New Mexico, Virginia, Nevada, Utah, Afghanistan, and Northern Chile and Australia as well.
Persia crystals are perfect substitutes of turquoise. Hence, it can be used as an alternative of turquoise (firoza).