Turquoise stone

It has long been to Europe from Asia brought the stones. Its color reminiscent of blue sky above the bustling bazaars. It is turquoise stone - stone of heaven. The Aztecs called turquoise stone kalchihyuitl and considered it petrified tears of the sky goddess. However, there are also greenish turquoise stone. Sky blue color turquoise stone is due to copper ions. Stones of this color in the east were considered young. Greenish turquoise stone is considered old. A greenish tint gives the stone iron compounds. Sometimes they paint this mineral in the yellowish-green or even apple-green shades.

The Aztecs called turquoise stone kalchihyuitl and considered it petrified tears of the sky goddess

The Persians believed that the bones of people turn to turquoise stone, if they died of love. Therefore, it has been a symbol of true love. In Germany from its cut engagement rings. In the peoples of Asia and the Caucasus the bride for the wedding certainly gave ornaments of turquoise stone. The name of this mineral comes from the Persian word "firuza" which means "stone of happiness". Turquoise stone is the most suitable for people born under the signs of Taurus and Sagittarius.

In terms of chemistry, turquoise stone is hydrated aluminum phosphate and copper CuAl6[PO4]4(OH)8*5H2O, one of the most popular precious stones. Its formation is usually associated with low temperature (1800-800 C) hydrothermal processes. Manifestations of turquoise stone is often associated with secondary alteration zones of copper deposits.

In ancient times, turquoise stone mined in the mines of Iran's historical province of Khorasan and exported from there along the Silk Road to Europe via Turkey, and therefore associated with the East.

Turquoise cabochon processed in plates for the inserts. High quality easy to sand, well-polished and permanently retains its original color. Since ancient times the product of poor quality turquoise lightly greased with resin or wax, to give a porous matt surface depth and radiance.