7 interesting facts about turquoise

▪️ Turquoise is a sky-blue or green translucent to opaque gemstone.

▪️ The name “turquoise” comes from the French “turqueise”, meaning “Turkish stone”, because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The colour that we recognize as turquoise was named after this gemstone. Turquoise is the only gemstone that has a colour named after it.

▪️ Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions ․

▪️ The spiderweb of veins that appear in turquoise are matrix: evidence of the surrounding rock.

▪️ Turquoise is colored by copper, which creates some of the most vivid blues and greens in gems.

▪️ Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for the month of December and the gem of the 11th anniversary.

▪️ Turquoise is judged on its color, texture, and the absence of matrix.