Turquoise was first discovered over 7500 years ago and has held great significance globally to many cultures including the Romans, the Ancient Egyptians, Native American Indians, Aztecs, Incas and early Tibetans.
They treasured the gemstone for it’s visual beauty, and the rich symbolism and deep spiritual meaning it had for them. Today turquoise remains a very popular gemstone in modern jewellery. Turquoise forms within rocks in dry climates in various countries including North America, Mexico and Egypt. It can vary in colour, with various shades of blue to green. Blue stones are rare in nature and it is often the sky blue variety that you will see within jewellery. We often pair turquoise with Whitby Jet to give a beautiful colour combination.