September 18, 2016
Turquoise is a rare blue-to-green mineral that has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years for its unique hue. The name turquoise is derived from the French “turques" for “Turks," because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. Turquoise is believed by some ancient cultures to have the power of protection, and is seen by many as a symbol of wealth.
Turquoise is a birthstone of December.