Turquoise was first found more than 7500 years ago and the gemstone has had immense significance around the world to a number of cultures. The Romans, Ancient Egyptians, Native American Indians, Aztecs, Incas and early Tibetans all highly valued this beautiful gemstone.
People collected turquoise not solely for it’s stunning beauty, but also the rich symbolism and deep spiritual significance it held. These days turquoise remains a highly sought after gemstone in modern jewellery. Turquoise forms within rocks in dry climates in various countries including North America, Mexico and Egypt. Many shades of blue to green can be found but it is usually the sky blue type that you will see in jewellery because blue stones are so rare in the natural world.