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Turquoise

Known for its beauty in many cultures for centuries, this stone, when given by good hands, brings good fortune and happiness.
Meaning:
Turquoise is a blue-to-green mineral with an opaque appearance. This gemstone’s name is derived from the French expression ‘pierre tourques’, or ‘Turkish stone’. This indicates that the material is sourced from Turkey and was first brought to Europe by those Turkish merchants. Turquoise has been used for many centuries to describe things whose colors resembled its mineral form, much like how emeralds and rubies have been used to describe things of green or red color. 
History:
Turquoise has been a gem for centuries. Thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptian rulers adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans carved them. Tibet’s national gemstone, Turquoise, is believed by many to be a stone of health, good fortune, and protection from evil.

Physical-
A turquoise stone can improve health for people with kidney and liver problems, as well as illnesses related to the immune system. 
It also cures people of diseases like jaundice, tuberculosis, diabetes, etc.
The throat chakra stone provided healing for issues such as sore throats, respiratory issues, allergies, migraines, etc. 
It is also believed that turquoise gemstones can cure physical ailments involving ear, nose, throat, etc.   
Furthermore, it relieves acidic anxiety to balance mood swings. 

Professional-
The gem is considered to bring wealth and prosperity to one’s life. 
Scholars, researchers, lawyers, etc who work in the educational or learning field will greatly benefit from this.
The wearer’s ability to make decisions and think clearly is improved. 
Additionally, it contributes to financial stability. 

Psychological-
Turquoise facilitates communication between people as well as between oneself. 
It gives strength, courage, and, peace of mind. 
Also, it provides one with an opportunity to venture beneath the surface and look for what is going well and what is not. 

Day, Time, and Metal for Turquoise:
It is recommended to wear Turquoise stone on Thursday before sunrise during Shukla Paksha. It would be best to wear the ring or pendant in silver but gold and platinum can also be used as per budget, choice, and requirement.  
Pooja, Mantra, and Finger:
If the stone is set in a ring then it should be worn on the index (for profession) or the ring finger (for personal use) of the working hand. The stone should be washed with sacred water i.e. Ganga Jal or cow’s milk to purify it from all the negativity. Also, the mantra for the same is ‘Om Graam Groom Saha Gurvey Namah’ (108 times).
Who can wear the stone?
Aquamarine is associated with planet Jupiter and according to Indian astrology, it can be worn by those with Sagittarius sign (धनु राशि ). It is considered the birthstone for the Sagittarius zodiac sign by western astrology. You may also wear it if your ascendant or rising sign is Aries, Cancer, Leo and Scorpio.
Note- It is believed that Turquoise is a mild gemstone that does not have any negative consequences for its wearer. Therefore, anyone can wear it after receiving a primary consultation.

Depending on the quality, the price of Turquoise varies between Rs. 300 ($5 approximately) and Rs. 1,200 ($20 approximately) per carat in India. Its cut, clarity, origin, and color also affect the price. 
Origin-
Turquoise stones are priced differently depending on their origin. The Persian stones are extremely rare as well as have a vibrant blue hue and high clarity, which accounts for their high price per carat. This is followed by American or Kingman Turquoise. Tibetan turquoise that is used for jewelry purposes generally displays a spider web pattern on its surface that greatly reduces its value and price. 
Color-
There are many different tones of Turquoise, from medium to deep blue to greenish-blue. Turquoise from Arizona and Persia generally has a vivid blue or equally saturated color and commands a higher price as opposed to stones that have a yellowish or greenish tone. Moreover, stones that have a uniform distribution of color are highly valued. 
Clarity-
Spotless turquoises with no markings, webbing, or matrix are rare and astrologically valuable. In comparison with matrixes and spotted turquoises, these stones are more expensive. In other words, top-quality turquoise stones usually display a uniformly distributed color of vivid blue across their opaque surface, with no matrix. 
Cut-
The cutting of turquoise into cabochons adds to its attraction and overall value. Pear or round turquoise with fine polish and symmetrical shapes are more expensive than oval turquoise stones. 

Turquoise stones are greatly affected by various factors such as origin, color, cut, carat weight, and shape. Here is the list of the following factors. 
Origin-
Turquoise is found in
Iran (Persia)
Tibet
Mexico
Arizona
Egypt
Turkey
America
Iranian Turquoise is regarded as highly valuable for its superior clarity, evenly saturated blue hue and smooth luster. Kingman Turquoise is also a very desirable stone due to its fine quality.
Color-
Color plays a crucial role in determining stone quality. There are several varieties of Turquoise stone, ranging from sky blue to deep blue to a bluish-green tone. Blue color’s depth and uniformity indicate a higher turquoise value on the market. The market also offers green, purple, and white Turquoises. 
Clarity-
Turquoise, unlike other stones, appears opaque. It is formed out of iron-rich limonite or sandstone rocks. Limonite in the sandstone sends up the dark brown marks, while the tan patches created by the sandstone are visible as spots on the stone surface. However, turquoises with a clean, spotless surface are rare and hold a high price in the market.
 Cut-
Turquoise stones are usually cut in the form of cabochons to preserve their quality. Moreover, there are marquise and round cut turquoise stones, but these are rare. 

For professional purposes, a Turquoise stone ring can be worn on the index finger, but for personal use it can be worn on the ring finger. 
Silver is the most preferred metal for turquoise jewelry, however, you can also choose gold or platinum depending on your choice and requirements. 

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