Turquoise may be the oldest stone know to mankind. It has been known by many names, but the word turquoise dates back to the 17th century, and is derived from the French turques for "Turks", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey.
For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
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