I'm just drawn to it. I can't describe it. Turquoise is just a perfect gift from nature and is, hands down, my favorite semi-precious gemstone.
Sometimes referred to as the "bones of Mother Earth", gemstones have undeniably played a part in the history of mankind. For centuries, people have admired them for their beauty as well as their symbolic meanings and healing properties. It is thought that the reason they contain so much energy and power is because they come from deep within the earth and hold the earth's incredible energy within themselves.
Turquoise, in particular, is a stone of wisdom and power and is said to bring the wearer increased health, and immune function as well as spiritual healing. It is also said to attract wealth, happiness, and love. Turquoise is one of the official birthstones for the month of December and comes in varying colors, from teal green to sky blue and everything in between. Because it is such a porous and fragile stone, many turquoise stones are dyed and/or stabilized to create a harder, more vibrant stone.
Turquoise is found in numerous sites around the world, most commonly in China, Africa and the United States. It is thought that it's name comes from the fact that it was introduced to North Americans by the "Turks".
Howlite is a semi-precious stone often dyed turquoise to imitate genuine turquoise. While it is not the real thing, it is still a semi-precious stone with it's own unique properties. Howlite is "the calming stone" and can helping reduce stress and negativity of the wearer.
Weather you like turquoise for it's potential healing properties or just its rich beautiful color, this is a timeless stone that is always fashionable in my mind!