Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium.
The use of Turquoise dates back to ancient times. In the ancient tombs of Egypt, queens have been found decked from head to toe in turquoise jewelry. It was considered the “Stone of Life and Protection,” Egyptians believing that burying their royalty in turquoise jewelry would keep their soul alive and protected after they left their body and continued to the after life. Native Americans have also long worn turquoise bracelets and jewelry as a powerful healer and protector. Turquoise is also considered sacred in many Chinese cultures.