Why Wearing Turquoise Could Lift Your Mood
An Arabic proverb states, "Turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune." Did you know there are benefits to wearing turquoise jewelry?
What is turquoise?
Turquoise is actually a mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, with several colorways, the most recognizable being the iconic blue green. The word ‘turquoise’ dates back as far as the 14th century, with French origins derived from the word “turquois” or ‘Turkish,’ since the stones first made their way to Europe by way of the Ottoman empire.
What are the benefits of turquoise?
Many ancient civilizations share a common belief that turquoise possesses certain prophylactic qualities, protecting the wearer from danger or doom and bringing good fortune and good health. Even now, turquoise is a well-loved stone held in regard by many, due to its positive and healing properties. Turquoise is also known to represent wisdom, tranquility, protection, and hope!
Turquoise is a purification stone that can dispel negative energy, and bring balance to the chakras and calm to the wearer. It corresponds to the throat chakra, so it can be worn to promote clear communication and positive thinking, and is a symbol of friendship and love. It is also believed to help with depression and panic attacks due to its balancing qualities. Turquoise is reported to assist in boosting the immune system and healing the body by promoting nutrient absorption and cellular regeneration. These are all positive qualities and benefits of wearing the turquoise stone!
Why should I choose turquoise?
You may know I almost exclusively work with this gemstone, and you might have wondered why. Turquoise speaks to me in a special way, makes me feel connected to the world around us, and reminds me of the untamed beauty found in nature. These are the same feelings I want you to experience through my work, and why I create my pieces. Sustainability also matters to me, so I mainly purchase my stones from mines located in the United States, so when you buy a piece of turquoise jewelry from me, you can rest easy knowing the beautiful stones are coming from an ethical source. You can shop available pieces here to gain your own benefits from wearing a turquoise gemstone!