Turquoise is a copper aluminum mineral. Copper causes its bright blue and its greenish shades are speckles of iron within. Its name came from French “Pierre turquoise” meaning “Turkish stone” due to Turkey trading vast amounts of Turquoise because of its position between Europe and Asia. Turquoise is one of, if not the longest used stone in all of human history. Beads have been found in Iran dating back to around 5000 B.C., and the Egyptians were mining Turquoise around 3200 B.C. About 1000 years ago Native Americans began to find out about Turquoise and used it for jewelry, weapons, and amulets. They believed Turquoise would open their mind up to the Infinite possibilities the universe has to offer. The stone has been commonly found in Native American burial sites on both continental Americas.
On a metaphysical level, Turquoise aids in truth-seeking, communication, and manifestation of expansion. It assists people in voicing their opinion and communicating better with people around them. Anyone who is shy and has social anxiety should always carry a piece when they are faced with uncomfortable situations. Also, people involved in public speaking should wear a piece to reduce the overall stress and anxiety of the situation. Turquoise activates the throat chakra making it easier to voice deep thoughts and opinions you might not normally voice outside your head.
Turquoise is also a stone of wholeness. It's an emotional balancer and brings peace and serenity to users in times of need. Turquoise heals the emotional body(especially when depleted), will aid in relieving everyday stress weighing down on us all, as well as expanding awareness of your true self. Anyone looking for higher knowledge and wisdom should work with a piece of Turquoise, as it will rapidly benefit you on your spiritual journey.