Turquoise and the jewelry house art'emi
Turquoise stone, with its shades of lagoon blue, is one of the highlights of the summer season. In rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants... turquoise still has the same effect. Since ancient times, the blue glow of turquoise has seduced men. Its blue color fascinates and hypnotizes anyone who looks at it.
It is a stone that evokes the southern seas when the hues of the sky and the sea mix so intimately that it is difficult to distinguish them.
Origins and legends of Turquoise
The origin of turquoise stone is still unclear. This one was originally called "Firuze" or "Ferozah" which means "Victorious". It was brought back from Iran by the Turks and made its first appearance in the barter of Venetian merchants. Moreover, it was during the Crusades that it took its name from "Turkish Stone", hence "turquoise".
Turquoise is a unique and always different stone. Varying from blue to green, this stone never looks like its neighbor. This difference in color is explained by the amount of copper it contains. More technically, it is an opaque mineral species composed of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate hydrates, giving it its blue color. The green color it sometimes displays is the result of iron impurities that replace aluminum. The more copper the stone contains, the bluer it will be and vice versa.
Turquoise is undoubtedly one of the most famous stones in the world. Nowadays, the success of turquoise is not denied, its reputation is made. It appears in legends and superstitions all over the world. For North Americans, turquoise, "the most precious and desired thing in the world", is widely used by Navajos and Apache. They thought that turquoise was pieces of sky that had fallen to the ground. Even today, it is still a very important stone for them because they assimilate it to the protection of the soul and body. In addition, their dream catchers are traditionally decorated with turquoise that is supposed to represent the spider on its web.
Blue, a color that comes from the sky
In terms of everyday life, nothing goes better with the azure of turquoise than white metals, such as silver or white gold. In addition, all shades of blue go very well with other stones, such as Lapis Lazuli or Moonstone or Larimar. To finish, the clothing level, no problem with that, you have carte blanche so you can enjoy it. So, no more excuses and unleash the turquoise in you!
Finally, in lithotherapy, turquoise is above all a protective and purifying stone. It provides the wearer with protection against both bad energies and bad thoughts. The properties of turquoise stones are multiple, both physical and spiritual.