Turquoise is a stone that ranges in color from blue to green, and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for centuries.
For centuries, turquoise was thought to have the power to protect riders on horseback from falls, and was used as amulets by Turkish soldiers—in fact, the name, “turquoise,” is derived from the French “turques,” for “Turks,” because the stone was first brought into Europe from Turkey.
As a healer, turquoise is powerful, giving peace to the spirit and well-being to the body. This stone induces a sense of serenity, keeping physically harmful stress and inflammation at bay. Holding turquoise can bring back focus and restore vitality.
Turquoise is also a stabilizer, and can calm the nerves when working on a difficult problem, or when performing or speaking in public. It is known for its effectiveness in alleviating the fear of flying.
For those who tend to stress and over-react to difficult situations, turquoise is an empowering stone, and can help you avoid the health problems associated with chronic stress and anxiety.