Turquoise is believed to be the most ancient precious stone as evidenced by the fact that it has been found set in jewels more than seven thousand years old. The oldest turquoise mines have been unearthed in Egypt. Many cultures, including the Persians, Incas, Aztecs, Indians and Egyptians worshipped turquoise and associated the stone with sanctity and power. They viewed the stone as a symbol of the deity owing to its colour that was identical to the colour of the heavens, and they believed that this stone could bring good fortune, happiness and protection to its owners.
Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Turquoise aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body. It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain. Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts. It neutralises overacidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.