Turquoise can be found in Afghanistan, Australia, the Middle East, USA, and China.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 5-6 Durable
Properties: Turquoise is a stone linked to powerful personal protection for which it has been used for millennia and it enables communication from the highest source of love. It is his feelings and negativity and low self-esteem.
From U.S Sizes 5.5-8.5
The ancient native American tribe called the Anasazi of Chaco Canyon prospered thanks to their trading of turquoise artifacts, and to this day the Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache tribes used to quest in silver jewelry and sacred amulets.
Tidbit History: Turquoise has been mined since at least 6000 BCE, with the oldest known mines being located in the Middle East.
Turquoise occurs in different shades of blue-green, according to its origin! Iranian or Persian turquoise has a deep blue-green color; while Middle Eastern deposits tend to be more green. Turquoise from the southern states of the USA varies from duck egg blue to deeper shades, often mottled with inclusions of pyrite or other minerals!
Handmade using raw brass. Double-triple coated. Some pieces are oxidized to give them the deep and warm feel of the ancients.