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  Turquoise Jewelry
Turquoise beads are also believed to protect a horse if it becomes overhead by too much exertion - and to shield the rider from harm.
Turquoise is a symbol of generosity, sincerity and affection.
Turquoise indicated the health of the wearer by turning pale if he or she became sick.
www.exoticindiaart.com /jewelry/turquoise   (1124 words)

 Thaigem.com | Info Center | Gemstone Discovery | Turquoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Turquoise from this area found its way around the trade routes of the American continent and has been unearthed as far away as the great Mayan city of Chichén Itzá in the Yucatán.
Turquoise is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum and copper CuO.3Al2O3.2P2O5.9H2O Hydrated Copper Aluminum Phosphate.
Turquoise from Iran is often said to be the best because it is sometimes a clear sky blue with no green modifying color and no fl veins running through it.
www.thaigem.com /dis_turquoise.asp   (894 words)

 Native American Indian Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry at Skystone Trading
Turquoise, especially, is known for its positive healing energy, an aid in mental functions, communication and expression and as a protector.
Turquoise stone is a hydrous basic phosphate of copper and aluminum which is formed as water trickles through a host stone for about 30 million years, gradually leaving a deposit.
Since turquoise is a mineral that is deposited by water solutions, turquoise can take the shape of cavities left when the stems and parts of fossil plants were dissolved out of harder rock or matrix and turquoise was left in its place.
www.skystonetrading.com /turquoise.asp   (4916 words)

Turquoise is also known as a jewel that brings happiness to people, and there is a story behind why such powers are thought to be more effective if received as a present rather than buying it yourself.
Turquoise also was essential in parts of Central Asia, where it was considered to be the protective stone for camels and horses, thus there was the custom of making horses wear the gem at all times.
Turquoise is also known to indicate abnormalities to its owner by changing color, but this is due to the fact that this stone is easily affected by heat and sweat.
www.suevematsu.com /turquoise.html   (949 words)

However, in the meantime it has been uncovered that Turquoises may in fact change their colour, but this reaction is not necessarily an indication of danger impending.
Turquoise is a copper aluminium phosphate achieving hardness six, thus considerably softer than quartz.
Turquoises which have been sealed with artificial resin are also available in large amounts and at competitive prices.
www.gemstone.org /gem-by-gem/english/turquoise.html   (991 words)

 Turquoise - Facts, Lore, History, Myths and Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Turquoise is the one of the official birth stones for the month of December as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912 and the Planetary stone for Aquarius, Taurus and Sagittarius.
Turquoise is often dyed and stabilized with resins to produce a harder stone which retains its color and polish.
Turquoise was also used by medicine men for healing and by warriors who fixed turquoise to the end of their bows to insure accurate shots.
www.bernardine.com /gemstones/turquoise.htm   (456 words)

 Turquoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Turquoise was used as a horse amulet, to prevent horses or their riders from falling down.
Fernie thought the phosphates in turquoise might serve to "confer fresh brain-powers." But if exposing the skin to some kind of phosphate were all that is needed for development of a powerful brain, then surely our most intelligent individuals would be those who routinely handle fertilizers.
Turquoise would regain its color however, if it was worn by a new and healthy owner.
www.carigem.org /turquoise.htm   (1987 words)

 Turquoise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turquoise is infusible in all but heated hydrochloric acid.
Although the features of turquoise occurrences are consistent with a secondary or supergene origin, some sources refer to a hypogene origin.
The turquoise is found in sandstone that is, or was originally, overlain by basalt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turquoise   (4228 words)

 Information about Turquoise and links to our turquoise jewelry
Turquoise is one of the oldest known gem materials.
Turquoise is usually found in the"alteration zones," of arid or desert regions.
Turquoise may be fashioned to include portions of the rock in which it was found.
www.minerals-n-more.com /Turquoise_Info.html   (2776 words)

 The Polymer Clayspot | Making Faux Turquoise
Turquoise is a semi-precious blue stone found in earth, most plentifully in the Middle East and the American southwest.
Turquoise often includes bits of the rock or soil it was found in.
Natural turquoise varies quite a bit in color, from the greenish blue of African turquoise to the bright blue of turquoise from the American Southwest, so you should feel free to experiment with color to get the most pleasing results.
www.jaedworks.com /clayspot/techniques/turquoise.html   (983 words)

 Turquoise, Facts and Myths
Fact: Turquoise is a hydrous copper aluminum sulfate found in every color of blue, greenish blue or deep green.
To the prehistoric Indian, turquoise, worn on the body or used in ceremonies, always signified the god of the sky alive in the earth, and in that way, it acted as a divining stope.
Turquoise is believed to relax the mind and relieve mental tensions, calming the emotions and easing stress.
www.designjewel.com /turq4.htm   (160 words)

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Turquoise is hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate -- CuAl6(PO 4)4(OH)8 4H2O -- that is used extensively as a gemstone.
Turquoise is an opaque mineral with a slightly waxy luster, ranging in color from blue through shades of green to yellowish gray.
Turquoise is often imitated by "fakes" such as the mineral chrysocolla.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/sep/papr/geo_turq.html   (352 words)

 GemRocks: Turquoise
Egyptian turquoise - term sometimes applied in the marketplace to bluish and/or yellowish green turquoise, which colors render it less than desirable for most gemrock uses; as is true for the terms American (or Mexican) turquoise and Persian turquoise, this designation is frequently applied to such turquoise no matter what its geographic origin.
Turquoise also is said to be the national gemstone of Iran ; and, according to Arem (1987) "the national gem of...
Chinese turquoise (a mixture of steatite, calcite and quartz that has been dyed blue) - [The hardnesses of steatite and calcite are less than that of turquoise and the calcite component effervesces with cold dilute HCl.].
www.cst.cmich.edu /users/dietr1rv/turquoise.htm   (3288 words)

 Earlham College - Turquoise
Turquoise is an example of a typical phosphate as it is often strongly colored and average in hardness (www.theimage.com and www.mineral.galleries.com)
Turquoise is associated with Al-rich (aluminum rich) volcanic rocks association with copper deposits.
Turquoise that is hard, dense and with an inherent luster can be cut, shaped and polished directly after being mined, without any additives.
www.earlham.edu /~norlila/turquoise.htm   (826 words)

 Turquoise (color) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turquoise is a slightly greenish shade of cyan.
In holistic medicine, the color turquoise purportedly has a calming effect on patients, and is particularly used to treat patients prone to panic attacks or mania.
In slang form, the phrase "The Turquoise" refers to the waters of the Caribbean, which are shallow and therefore take on the color in sunlight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turquoise_(color)   (157 words)

 December Birthstone - Turquoise
Turquoise is the modern December birthstone and the accepted gem for the fifth and eleventh wedding anniversaries.
Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is one of the most valuable non-transparent minerals used in the jewelry trade.
Poorer quality turquoise is often dyed or color stabilized with coatings of various resins.
www.bernardine.com /birthstone/turquoise.htm   (314 words)

 The Origina and Occurrence of Turquoise - article by Lee Anderson - Americana Indian Traders
Turquoise consists of the chemical elements copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), phosphorus (PO4), and water (H2O).
Turquoise is formed when the proper minerals, present in the proper proportions, are subjected to certain physical and chemical processes.
Most turquoise is found in “alteration zones” — areas where the native rocks have been altered by heat from magma or other thermal influences.
www.americana.net /jewelry_turquoise_origin_article.html   (869 words)

 Rock&Gem Online: Turquoise: Blue Sky...Blue Stone
Turquoise is a hydrous hydrate of copper, aluminum and phosphorus.
The demand for turquoise as it shades toward green tends to diminish next to the rich blue of pure turquoise that is always more popular.
Since turquoise has no ore value of consequence, and it occurs in minor amounts in copper deposits, it was possible to collect it without any significant backlash from mining companies.
www.rockhounds.com /rockgem/articles/turquoise.html   (1543 words)

The name comes from the French "turquoise", which means "Turkey" as in the original great localities in Persia (today Iran).
Turquoise has been used and coveted since before 4000 BC.
If the matrix forms a pattern of interlocking polygons it is sometimes called "spider-web" turquoise.
www.theimage.com /gemstone/turquoise/turquoise.html   (181 words)

 Turquoise: Turquoise mineral information and data.
From French "turquoise" meaning "Turkish"; the original material from the south slopes of the Al-Mirsah-Kuh Mountains (Iran), found its way to Europe via Turkey.
There is no specific data on health dangers or toxicity for this mineral, however you should always treat mineral samples as potentially toxic/dangerous and use sensible precautions when handling them.
Kolitsch and G. Giester (2000): The crystal structure of faustite and its copper analogue turquoise.
www.mindat.org /min-4060.html   (318 words)

 Turquoise Jewelry - FindGift.com
In Tibet, turquoise (called gyu) and coral are two of the most highly valued materials.
Turquoise has been used as currency, and coral is a precious trade object in this landlocked mountainous country.
Large turquoise stones, reconstructed amber nuggets, red resin, Peking and Czech glass beads and Ethiopian nickel silver combine in an eye catching mélange on this necklace.
www.findgift.com /Categories/Jewelry/Gemstones/Turquoise   (424 words)

 Gem Hut - Turquoise Gemstones
Turquoise and zircon are the birthstones of the month of December.
The pure blue color is rare, most stones contain the matrix from which it was found.
Turquoise is commonly impregnated with plastic, colorless oil or wax to improve color and increase durability.
www.gemhut.com /trq.htm   (122 words)

 Turquoise Jewelry - Indian Jewelry - Native American Jewelry - Alltribes.com
Native American Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry is high in fashion now for its one of a kind nature, its natural beauty, and elegance.
Turquoise Jewelry hand made by skilled Pueblo Indian jewelry artists is some of the most sought after jewelry on the market today.
The Turquoise Jewelry and Native American Jewelry that we offer in our store is of a very high quality at some of the most competitive prices online.
www.alltribes.com   (293 words)

 Turquoise - AOL Music
Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is possibly the most valuable, non-transparent mineral in the jewelry trade.
In holistic medicine, the color turquoise purportedly has a calming...
Download, listen and watch Turquoise music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/turquoise/7712/main   (160 words)

 TURQUOISE nugget specimens
Turquoise is known as a stone of spirituality and communication.
Blue-Green turquoise is good for use at the 2nd Chakra.
Blue Turquoise is good for the 5th Chakra
www.bestcrystals.com /turquoise.htm   (130 words)

 Turquoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Originally located as a silver mine near the turn of the century, the abundance of quality Turquoise led Tiffany's of New York to produce quality Green and Blue Turquoise from the Royston Hills for their Jewelry lines prior to WW2.
There was a brief surge of Turquoise production in the 70's but has been quiet since then.
Great Spiderweb in Green or Blue, nuggets and unusual scenic Turquoise are the Hallmark of Royston Turquoise.
www.idahogems.com /turq.htm   (180 words)

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