Turquoise is a mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. Turquoise is an 11th Anniversary gemstone
- The name Turquoise is derived from the French, Pierre turquoise which means “Turkish stone”
- Trade routes brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines of central Asia via Turkey, and Venetian.
- Along with the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Native North Americans consider turquoise as a holy stone which brings power, luck, and protection.
- Aztecs, Incas of South America and Persians regard as this stone a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality.