Turquoise is an opaque blue-green mineral. Turquoise is perhaps the oldest gem in human history, representing wisdom, tranquility, protection, auspiciousness and hope. It fascinated ancient peoples not only because of its unique color, but also because they believed in its powerful protective power, tranquil energy and connection with lasting love.
The History of Turquoise Rings
For thousands of years, we have been wearing turquoise jewelry. Turquoise is one of the earliest gems processed by mankind. It is soft enough to be shaped, polished and shaped into jewelry with simple tools-so it has been used since the earliest era of human civilization. The unique color of turquoise is very attractive, it has a wide range of colors and comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green. Turquoise is one of the oldest stones in the world. It is named after the French term "Pierre torques," which translates to "Turkish Stone." The oldest turquoise mine is located in Sinai, Egypt. There is evidence that the Egyptians mined turquoise in the Sinai Peninsula as early as 6000 BC. Turquoise gemstones were first discovered from ancient Egyptian tombs with exquisite turquoise jewelry that dates back to 3000 BC. The ancient Chinese civilization attached great importance to turquoise and believed that it was second only to jade. Native Americans in the southwestern United States have long mined and cut turquoise-many centuries before the arrival of the first European settlers, they used handmade necklaces and other turquoise jewelry. Archaeologists discovered that as early as 10,000 years ago, Native Americans made jewelry out of stones, shells and other natural materials. When Europeans brought the technology of processing silver and other metals to the New World, American Indians learned to use turquoise and silver to develop their unique style of jewelry.
Giving a turquoise ring as a gift is believed to bring good luck and prosperity. Rings have long been popular and precious jewels worn by Native Americans. As we all know, they wear many turquoise rings on each hand.
In ancient culture, it was a precious gem that was mined and traded. The Egyptians used turquoise as inlays, inlaid on gold and silver jewelry, inlaid on masks and decorated crowns. The Egyptians called the turquoise color mefkat, which means "happiness" and "joy".
Turquoise jewelry has always been a fashion statement. We made it into turquoise necklaces, turquoise bracelets, turquoise earrings, and put them on our hair. The American Indians used grated turquoise as a sacrifice, carried it as amulets and healing charms, carved it into sculptures that worship animals, and made silver and turquoise jewelry.
The Meaning of Turquoise Rings
Turquoise is a stone known for its protective power. Many turquoise symbols and legends involve predicting danger. Some people believe that turquoise can be broken like malachite to warn its owner. In fact, this blue mineral is a talisman to protect horses and riders. Turquoise prevents the rider from falling from the horse's back. Putting this gem on the horse's bridle can also protect the animal. Many Native Americans wear this powerful blue-green stone for protection in battle. For example, Apaches use turquoise to make amulets. They decorate their arrows with these amulets, believing that this powerful stone improves aiming and accuracy. In addition, some people think that this sea blue mineral can protect people traveling, no matter if they travel by horse or by plane, by boat or by car.
Turks and Persians also believed in the protective power of turquoise. The ancient jewelry art of Turkey and Persia also showed their love for turquoise. The Persians used it to decorate their daggers and horse reins. Persians wear turquoise gemstone jewelry on their necks and headscarves. They believe it protects by changing colors to warn of impending doom. (In fact, if exposed to sunlight or solvents, turquoise will fade.) Turkish warriors use this ancient mineral to make amulets. They also used turquoise to decorate their swords, armor, horse reins and saddles. They believe that these amulets can protect them from falling damage. In addition, they believe that turquoise strengthens their courage, provides the inner peace necessary to control fear, and brings good luck and happiness.
Turquoise is called the stone of purification. It is a natural barrier against anything that is not good for you, your body, or your mind. It can eliminate negative energy and can be worn to prevent external influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise is also a calming stone, which can cause inner peace and improve mental exhaustion. Turquoise balances and adjusts all chakras, stabilizes mood swings and instills inner peace. Turquoise not only helps to clear the negative emotions in the mind, but it is also said to help the body detoxify.
Turquoise is believed to carry great truth and wisdom. Specifically, turquoise gemstones are a gem of self-realization and help creatively solve problems. In particular, the sea green-stone reminds us of the value of the experience for each of us.
Greek girls wear sea-green stones as a symbol of purity. At the same time, in the UK, girls presented turquoise to their lovers as a symbol of eternal love. In Russia, blue-green stones also symbolize love. In fact, couples often put them in their wedding rings. In Tibet, the gradual process of turquoise changing from blue to green when worn signifies the development of wisdom and the cycle of life and death, which is vital to their religion. Besides, turquoise gems are also a symbol of friendship, bringing peace to the family and good luck to the owner.