▪️ 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.