Turquoise is a birthstone for December.

It is one of the most ancient stones used by humans. Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom and of nobility. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Persians, Aztecs and Incas of South America and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck and protection.

Turquoise beads dating back to 5000BC have been found in Iraq and the Egyptians were mining this stone in Sinai 3200BC.

Native Americans use turquoise to guard burial sites. Their priests wear turquoise during ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky. Honoured as the universal stone, creating a pathway with their minds to become one with the universe when wearing it.

Turquoise is a Throat Chakra stone relating to communication and self-expression. Its healing properties inspire self-acceptance and self-forgiveness. Signifying balance, wisdom and truth. Useful for stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. Excellent for depression and exhaustion and helpful for panic attacks.

Colour – Green/Blue