1 TURQUOISE – Gems stone
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TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

 

COLOUR : Light blue to green-blue with black or brown veins
COMPOSITION :CuAI6[[OH]2/PO4]4[4H2O+Fe]
CRYSTAL STRUCTURE :Triclinic
HARDNESS :5-6specific gravity :2.6-2.8
LUSTER: SubVitreous to waxy
TRANSPARENCY : Translucent to opaque
METAPHYSICA:Travel,protection,stability ,energy,contentment ,success,power,self-confidence ,beauty,loyalty
OTHER:Aligned with the aquarius star sign
One of the first gemstones to be mined ,turquoise has long been prized for its intense colour,
Which varies from sky-blue to green .depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it .
Turquoise is commonly found in microcrystalline, massive form,usually as encrustations ,in
Veins ,or as nodules .It is opaque to semi-translucent ,light and very fragile ,with conchoidal
Fracture .Some material is very porous , leading to fading and cracking ,so it may be
Impregnated with wax or resin to maintain its appearance .
OCCURRENCE : Sky –blue turquoise from Iran is generally regarded as the most desirable .but in
Tibet a greener variety is preferred .Localities in Mexico and the USA produce a greener, more
Porous material that tends to fade more quickly .Other localities include the former USSR ,
Chile, Australia,Turkestan ,and Cornwall
REMARK: Turquoise has been thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing
colour .It has been imitated by stained howlite ,fossilbone or tooth ,limestone ,chalcedony ,
glass and enamel. In 1972 ,an imitation turquoise was produced in Freance by Gilson .