17-20 October 2024
International Convention Centre Sydney

Why do we love turquoise?

Why is Turquoise everyone’s favourite stone? Maybe it’s because of its vibrant blue colour. Maybe it’s the fact that Turquoise warms to our body temperature more quickly than any other stone making it feel connected to you.

 

Maybe it’s because no other mineral in nature has such a keen reaction to the environment and condition of its wearer making it a great protector and ally.

 

Whatever the reason, turquoise has long been used in spiritual rituals and has been found in burial sites all over the world. From the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, the shahs of Persia, to the American Indian chiefs, turquoise has been present. Ancient Egyptians valued turquoise so much that, according to some researchers, it appeared as the first gem to be forged.

 

In North American Indian myths, certain tribes consider it one of the most important stones for body and soul protection. It is a symbol of heavenly purity, and a keystone for medicine men, that is capable of causing rain and protecting people from sickness.

 

According to Apache folklore, they believed that if you reach the end of the rainbow after a thunderstorm, you will find turquoise there.