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 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.
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 Turquoise Jewelry
The color of turquoise is sometimes affected by the acid perspiration of certain wearers.
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.
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 Encyclopedia of Gemstones - Turquoise. Turquoise's color, characteristics of Turquoise, varieties of Turquoise, ...
Color: The color of turquoise ranges from sky blue through various shades of green to greenish and yellowish gray.
Turquoise is a secondary mineral deposited from circulating waters, and it occurs chiefly as an opaque, granular vein running through a host rock.
Turquoise was obtained from the Sinai Peninsula before the 4th millennium BC in one of the world's first important hard-rock mining operations.
www.all-that-gifts.com /se/turquoise.html   (489 words)

 Turquoise (color) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turquoise is a slightly greenish shade of cyan.
The color is based on the gem turquoise.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turquoise_(color)   (157 words)

 Turquoise Resource - Autumn Gallery Handmade Turquoise Jewelry
The blue color is caused by copper, while the green color is caused by iron or chromium.
Usually turquoise occurs as encrustation, in veins or as nodules or nuggets.
Turquoise which have been sealed with artificial resin are also available in large amounts and at competitive prices.
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 BEADSHOP.COM - Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The color variations are effected by: the depth at which the deposit was formed, what the host rock is, as well as how high the copper/iron content is in the water.
Stabilized turquoise uses low grade turquoise stone or chalk combined with a colorless acrylic or resin in a vacuum where it is absorbed in the stone to strengthen the material and darken the color.
Imitation turquoise can be a different stone died a turquoise color such as Howlite, or a resin or glass bead with nothing turquoise about it except the associated name to identify its color.
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 Natural American Turquoise Stones
The Candelaria turquoise mine is one of the small, depleted mines in Nevada that produced a good quality turquoise of high blue color with an intermittent fl or brown non-webbed matrix.
The Stenich turquoise mine in north central Nevada, to the west of the Fox turquoise mine in the Crescent Valley, and also next to a gold mine, is quite old, having been mined for years by Gus Stenich.
Turquoise from the Tyrone mine was associated with the Phelps Dodge copper mine operations southwest of Silver City, New Mexico.
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Turquoise is a gemstone and the birthstone for December.
Turquoise is mined using open pit or underground mining.
When the turquoise can be seen, the miners use air hammers to drill around the vein so that it is opened up more.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/00461/turquoise.htm   (437 words)

 Turquoise Research information at Turquoise Buffalo
Turquoise is isolated to a rather limited geographical area in the southwestern United Sates.
The Zuni believed the blue turquoise was male and of the sky, the green was female and of the earth.
Turquoise is the sacred stone and color of the South and the upper world.
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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)

 December Birthstones Turquoise
Colors in turquoise range from sky blue (most desirable color), blue green and apple green.
During the 16th century turquoise was used as currency by the Southwest Indians.
Although large quantities of beautiful turquoise that have not been color enhanced are available, today's turquoise is commonly stabilized with plastic to improve its color and durability.
www.jeweler.com /birthstone_jewelry_info_turquoise.htm   (254 words)

 Turquoise color
These colors between green and blue the shades of turquoise, blue green and or aqua relate to transformation, evolution, change, sharing, waves, metamorphosis, transmutation, the inner teacher, and the spiritual heart or Thymus Chakra, a transpersonal chakra on the hara line (deeper aura level) about midway between the heart and the throat.
Turquoise is associated with ancient civilizations, the New Age and also with the zodiac sign of Aquarius.
These shades are strongly evocative of the ocean on a clear day especially that of the lovely warm tropical Island seas.This family of colors is a color of mystics and telepathy a symbol of the heavens and of the sea, of fluid movement and mutability.
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 Turquoise, Color Therapy, HolisticOnLine
Turquoise has the opposite effect of lemon; it is acid and tonic in its action.
Turquoise is a prime skin-building color and should be used after the pain from burns is relieved.
Turquoise is a cerebral depressant for over-active mental patients.
www.holisticonline.com /Color/color_turquoise.htm   (189 words)

 Chinese Turquoise
Turquoise occurs naturally in these regions where there is a lot of copper, ranging from a sky-blue color to grey-green.
Color stabilized infers that it is the natural color which is "stabilized." This is untrue, as color has been added.
Turquoise is the gemstone for December and 11th the wedding anniversary.
www.mrbead.com /turquoise.htm   (1592 words)

 Chinese Turquoise Beads
Colors in this stock cover the range from bright, solid blue, blue with fl and/or brown matrix, green-blue, to a few beads that will be mostly brown.
The turquoise is nice and bright with a small amount of brown or white matrix for interest.
Color and pebble size is consistent on each strand, sizes between strands may vary slightly.
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 “You will be meeting Turquoise today, Joan
Turquoise’s energy is also transformational and keeps all of your experiences fresh and new….like cleaning out your refrigerator.
I sat at my desk reflecting what Opal and Turquoise had just shared with me. It was true that I had taken on a whole new lightness and I felt changed from the inside out.
Turquoise’s energy was working with me like the Hurricane I experienced the day I arrived here.
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 eBay Store - Silver-Feather: Turquoise Grades and Mines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Turquoise is formed within rock and you will always see the remnants of the matrix (original rock) within the stone as dark marks.
It ranges in color from pure lime-green through bright chartreuse; yellow with fl webbing; white; orange and brown; a caramel color turquoise with bright green polka dots, and small fl nuggets with bright yellow-green bumps poking out of the fl matrix.
White turquoise is beautiful alone in a piece of jewelry and is especially striking when juxtaposed with other colors of turquoise in a single creation.
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 The Color Blue for Repelling Evil
Its shape is opaque and very hard, but porous, and changes color (it turns to green) and “dies”, when it comes in contact with perfumes and cosmetics.
The natural turquoise stone decorated mainly jewels and weapons, statues, like the statue of Zeus in Olympia had eyes of turquoise inserted and in this practice the Greeks imagined their Gods and heroes as blue-eyed.
The turquoise paint that the painters used was the product of powder turquoise stone mixed with other ingredients or a mixture of copper from Cyprus and sand.
www.greecetravel.com /archaeology/mitsopoulou/blue.html   (668 words)

 Turquoise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl
In recent times turquoise, like most other opaque gems, has been devalued by the introduction of treatments, imitations, and synthetics onto the market, some difficult to detect even by experts.
While quite fine material—rivalling Iranian material in both colour and durability—is sometimes found, most American turquoise is of a low grade (called "chalk turquoise"); high iron levels mean greens and yellows predominate, and a typically friable consistency precludes use in jewelery in the turquoise's untreated state.
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 Silver Sun: All About Turquoise
Other colors that appear in a turquoise stone come from the host stone that the turquoise formed in, and are called "matrix." A fl matrix is usually from iron pyrite; a gold-brown matrix from iron oxide, and a yellow to brown matrix from rhyolite.
In 1997, the first new turquoise mine discovered in North America since the 1500's was opened and production began.
STABILIZED turquoise means that the natural mineral has been chemically altered to harden the stone, usually by infusing epoxy or polystyrene into the porous surface of the stone.
www.silversun-sf.com /turquoise_info/turquoise_page.htm   (955 words)

 Turquoise - AOL Music
In holistic medicine, the color turquoise purportedly has a calming...
The turquoise is ancient, yet again and again it finds itself back in fashion.
Indeed it is from that period that the name 'turquoise' originates,...
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 Fossilized Walrus Tusk and Millenium Turquoise Necklace Set In Sterling Silver: Turquoise Buffalo Gallery
The turquoise in this necklace is from the Millenium mine.
The turquoise color of the stones ranges from a true blue to a soft blue green.
Its color is derived from centuries of being buried in the frozen tundra.
www.turquoisebuffalo.com /page/TBG/PROD/N33   (191 words)

 Turquoise Stones, Turquoise Comforter, Turquoise Color, Purple Turquoise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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turquoise color John is before I kissed him half sister and I. And each morning in the room it cleared his own...
turquoise color A note carefully against the now-revealed no-maintenance hinges were three.
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 Welcome to - Information on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
One of New Mexico's symbols is Turquoise, so it's fitting that a discussion of jewel would come from New Mexico Magazine's publishing arm.
Any who wish to learn about the stone must have The Allure Of Turquoise: it appears in its second updated edition to pack color photos on every page with discussions ranging from the history of Turquoise in both jewelry and Native American circles to issues surrounding its sale, authenticity and preservation.
Chapters mix history and cultural and geologic insights with tips on locating authentic pieces, valuation and more: Turquoise collectors will find this essential.
www.turquoise.com   (106 words)

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