The turquoise stone is ancient, yet again and again this wonderful blue turquoise jewellery is top in fashion. Either as gemstone or turquoise birthstone its shining sky blue is one of the most popular trend colours in the world of jewellery and fashion. For turquoise meaning in many cultures of the Old and New Worlds the turquoise gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a bringer of good fortune. Turquoise jewellery is often given as a gift, a gemstone of friendship and faithfulness.
Turquoise is a relatively soft mineral formed from copper phosphate . In Nature, turquoise stone occurs in the whole range of hues ranging from white to a powder blue to a sky blue, and from a blue-green to a yellowish green. The most beautiful turquoises, in a splendid light blue, come from deposits in the north of Iran where there is a high concentration of copper in the soil. Named in antiquity from French "turquoise" meaning "Turkish"; when trading routes brought Turquoise stone from Persia (Iran) through the Middle East towards Europe via Turkey.