Turquoise, a beautifully versatile stone whose range of color varies from green and greenish blue to sky blue shades is the December birthstone and gift for the 11th wedding anniversary. First introduced to Europe by the Turks from the Eastern Mediterranean, Turquoise has been used for ornamentation throughout the ages. Highly regarded by the ancient Egyptians of thousands of years ago, the legendary powers it provides its wearer include healing, courage, protection, friendship, and good luck. Turquoise is one of the world's most ancient gems and is associated with attracting money, success and love. Long considered a gemstone which guarantees good fortune and protection from evil, Turquoise is also said to relax the mind and ease mental tension. Available in a variety of sizes and in varying vivid shades, Turquoise, known as the stone of communication, has long been used in Native American jewelry and amulets. It was once also used as a ceremonial gemstone and medium of exchange for tribes in the southwestern United States. Used for beads, cabochons, carvings and inlays, this striking and versatile stone is considered to be one of the most powerful metaphysical healing stones. According to New Age practitioners, its healing powers can benefit the entire body, especially when it comes to healing ailments of the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. Turquoise is porous and semitranslucent. It is a compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate. Found in only a few places around the world, Turquoise comes from dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater drains downward and reacts with minerals that contain aluminum and phosphorous. Call us to inquire about our collection of unique Turquoise jewelry or create a custom piece exactly to your liking.