ETYMOLOGY: It means "Turkish stone" because his former trade route passing through Turkey.
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Triclinic.
CLASS MINERAL: Phosphates.
FIELDS: Iran, Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Israel, Mexico, Tanzania. (Turquoise, Tibet).
MINERALOGY: The turquoise originates secondarily forming layers yy filling cavities when certain solutions rich in copper acting on rocks rich in aluminum phosphates, is presented as clustered deck or in the form of pellets, the turquoise bands have to 20mm thick, the substance blue toning dye is copper and the green iron, due to its high porosity, turquoise usually impregnated in synthetic resin which improves its cohesion and surface hardening simultaneously facilitates polishing.
MYTHOLOGY: The turquoise is named after the country Turkey, where he first crossed contacted the stone. Shades of turquoise have been appreciated in many important cultures of antiquity have adorned the rulers of Ancient Egypt, the Inca, Moche, Chimu, Aztecs (and possibly other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures), the Persians, Mesopotamia Civilization Indus valley and China since at least the Shang Dynasty. It was said formerly Turquoise warned their carriers of impending danger when the stone changed color. Deposits Sinai / Egypt, exploited since 4000 a.de C, have only historical value.
PROPERTIES: It is said that turquoise balances extreme mood changes and induces victimista adopt an apathetic attitude encourages us if drowsiness, fatigue, depression, and fatigue, stimulates intuition and foresight, Turquoise makes it possible to recognize the reasons of happiness and unhappiness and dominate, is a protective stone influences extrañas.La turquoise was considered in many cultures as a protective stone against spells and wearing an amulet to generate strength, health and joy of life.
CHAKRAS: Throat, heart, spleen.
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces.
USES: Jewelry, meditation, collection.