Turquoise naturally occurs as hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium
Turquoise naturally occurs as hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is opaque and occurs in color ranging from blue to bluish green. It derives its name from the french word ‘turquoise’ which means ‘Turkish’ because in the 17th century, it was first brought to Europe from Turkey.
It is believed to possess various astrological and healing properties and hence it is recommended by astrologers. It is significator of good health, wealth and happiness.
Who should wear Turquoise?
It is associated with the planet ‘Jupiter’. It should be worn by the people who have a badly placed Jupiter in the chart. People who’s chart depict ascendants of Cancer, Leo, Scorpio and Aries can also wear this gemstone. But care must be taken so as to wear the gemstone only after consulting a good astrologer. It is an ideal choice for lawyers, teachers, students, researchers etc.
Vedic Rashi : Dhanu (Sagittarius)
Ascendants : Cancer, Leo, Scorpio and Aries
Benefits of Turquoise
Turquoise is believed to bring financial and health gains to the wearer. It blesses the native with good decision making skills and provides wisdom. It improves the overall status of the wearer and brings repute in the society.
Firoza gemstone also has good healing properties and brings relief in liver and immune system related ailments. It also helps in curing jaundice and TB.
Price of Tiger’s eye ranges between Rs 300/- per carat to Rs 1500/-- per carat. The rare Iranian and Persian turquoise are the costliest due to their deep blue color. Tibetan and Chinese one’s are the cheapest as they are not very clear and come with a web like pattern. Bluish green color turquoise are the valued ones. Spotless and turquoise free of any scratches or spiderweb patterns are of good quality and are costly.
1. What is the significance of Turquoise?
It is considered to be a great healing gemstone and very good for overall prosperity, wealth and health.
2. Is Turquoise a rare gemstone?
The Iranian and Persian Turquoise are considered to be of best quality and very rare.
3. Which color Turquoise is the rares?
Robin’s egg blue or medium intense blue color is the most rare and costly variety.
Quality of Turquoise
Following are the suggested features that one should consider while buying Turquoise:-
Iranian and Persian Turquoise is considered the best and high in demand. Its brilliant blue hue, high clarity and silky luster make it stand apart from other origin. Tibetan and Chinese Turquoise should be avoided as these are of low quality.
Turquoise or firoza occur in color running from light blue to deep bluish green. The darker and intense Bluish green Turquoise are the best quality. These are sourced from Sleeping beauty mine, Arizona or the evenly saturated medium blue turquoise from Persia.
Clarity & Surface Texture
Spotless and clear Turquoise are very rare and command a very high price. Mostly Turquoise are opaque and have visible matrix patterns which reduce the quality and the value of the turquoise. Spiderweb Turquoise are very common and of lower quality and value.
Turquoise are found in numerous shapes. Oval shaped Turquoise are very common and are low priced. Turquoise of drop shape, pear shape, marquise and round are rare and highly priced.