The word ‘Turquoise’ is derived from the French, with the term ‘Pierre Turquoise’ meaning Turkish stone. The stone was known to medieval traders because the trade routes that bought Torquoise to Europe from the mines in Central Asia passed through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased this stone in the Turkish Baazars.
Since ancient times, Turquoise has been viewed as possessing the power to protect the riders from injuries due to fall. Torquoise is also reputed to be influenced by the physical condition of a person who wears it.
Turquoise might lack the sparkle and clarity of transparent colored gemstones like ruby, emerald and blue sapphire, but its multi layered history and eye-catching luster makes it as a desirable gemstone. The colour sometimes described as Robin’s egg blue or Sky blue.
Turquoise is found in its natural state in places with dry climates around the world. Turquoise are mined in different countries around the world such as United States of America, Mexico, Iran , Chile and Tibet.