Turquoise is one of the oldest gemstones and has been used for thousands of years. Which is why there are so many legends and myths surrounding this gemstone.

The power of turquoise is focused on communication and a connection to the spirit world. It is a powerful stone that was prized for its powers by many civilizations all over the world.

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Turquoise is connected to the throat chakra (5th chakra). Because of this connection, owning or wearing it can boost your communicative skills.

Not just by stimulating the throat which will make it easier to articulate. But also by boosting confidence, which lets those who are naturally shy share their knowledge with others.

Turquoise is well known for a stone that can help you find the truth. Either by finding it in yourself, through communication with others or even through an enhanced connection to the spirit world.

This enhanced connection to the spirit world can also help by giving renewed energy when it is needed the most.

Turquoise is one of the modern birthstones of December.

Turquoise Legends and Myths

As mentioned before turquoise is surrounded by many myths and legends. Native American tribes in particular attributed great powers to this light-blue gemstone. Though it is hard to translate Native American languages to modern English, turquoise is often described as ‘Blue Sky Stone’.

The Apache wore turquoise jewelry to enhance their accuracy and protect them in battle. Even today the belief in the power of turquoise is strong. If you wear a turquoise ring or necklace and you see a crack in the stone, to a Native American this would mean that the stone protected you from something that would otherwise have harmed you.

Turquoise Healing Properties

The healing power of turquoise is mostly focused on clearing the mind. Relieving stress and aiding with the clearing of headaches. However it can also hold other powers, such as enhancing the circulation of the blood.

Disclaimer: Gemstones should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to these treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.


  1. naniob
    December 31, 2012 at 12:13 am — Reply


    i saw some turquoise on ebay for very cheap do you know if that is really turqouise or are they faking it? im afraid to buy there because i heard some bad things about ebay before….


    • December 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm — Reply

      Turquoise is notoriously easy to imitate and eBay is not a good place to buy gemstones and minerals for an inexperienced buyer. Turquoise is a very cheap gemstone, so we suggest you steer away from eBay and shop elsewhere. MultiColour.com has a great selection and a good reputation. They sell turquoise for just $2-3 per carat so you can’t really go wrong with them.

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