Turquoise is December’s birthstone

Turquoise is December’s birthstone. It is an opaque mineral that varies from very green blue to light sky blue shades.
It has been known by different names but around the 16th century the word turquoise derived from the French Turquoise (Turkish) or from pierre turquin ( dark blue stone) not because it comes from Turkey but because it was traded at Turkish bazaars to Venetian merchants who brought it to Europe.
Turquoise is said to enhance wisdom, trust, kindness, understanding and spiritual clarity, properties that probably have made Turquoise a sacred stone for the North American Indians and the Tibetans.
Turquoise is one of the most valuable non-transparent gems used for Jewelry and it has been mined for a very long time, at least since 6000 BC!
Silver and turquoise Necklaces have been traditional adornment for many Native American women, especially the Navajo for many centuries.
Stop by my vintage store to see this delicate Native American Silver and turquoise ring and soon I am going to be adding this astonishing Squash Blossom Native American Necklace!! www.klassic.etsy.com

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