Turquoise

Properties: Known as the stone of truth it is a strong throat chakra stone that adorns many courthouses including the old courthouse in Stockton, CA. As a bridge between the heart and third eye it is a stone of creativity that helps one to communicate oneself emotionally. It was used by ancient warriors to protect them in battle and even against falls of all kinds.

  • Chakra: Throat
  • Affirmation: I speak
  • Mineral: Hydrated phosphate of copper or aluminum
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius Nov 22 to Dec 21
  • Hardness: 6
  • Anniversary gift: 11th

History: The name Turquoise is derived from the French ‘Pierre turquoise’ meaning ‘Turkish stone’ as the stone was often sold in Turkish bazaars. Native Americans use it to guard their burial sites. Dating back to 5000 BC turquoise has been used by the ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Persians, Chinese, and Native Americans.

Sold at TOMSCRYSTALS.com and The Hippie Closet in Mokelumne Hill, CA.