Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Studs
Add a touch of colour to your outfit with this pair of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Studs. Crafted with a .925 sterling silver setting and featuring a round shape these cute stud earrings are perfect for everyday wear. Turquoise is known for its healing properties, making it a popular choice amongst those who seek balance and harmony. Our turquoise studs are the perfect addition to any gemstone jewellery collection.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is a highly prized and sought-after gemstone known for its vivid blue colour and smooth texture. It is named after the Sleeping Beauty Mine located in Globe, Arizona, which was one of the most productive and significant sources of this gemstone. However, please note that the mine ceased production in 2012, so the availability of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise has become increasingly limited.
The distinctive blue hue of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is often described as a bright, sky-blue or robin’s egg blue, reminiscent of the clear, blue skies of the American Southwest. This vibrant color is what sets it apart from other varieties of turquoise. The gemstone is treasured for its clean and uniform coloration, without any visible matrix or dark veins commonly found in other types of turquoise.
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Zodiac Signs: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces
Birthstone: June, July, December
Wedding Anniversary: 5th, 6th, 11th year
Turquoise Crystal Healing Properties
Turquoise is believed to be a stone for finding wholeness and truth. Also, it is thought to aid in the communication and manifestation of those qualities. It represents the wisdom that comes from all of life’s experiences. It reminds us that wholeness can only come when we are willing to embrace the totality of who we are and what we have learned. This crystal is a stone of self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and the release of useless regrets.
Turquoise is often seen as a protective stone. It is believed to ward off negative energies and offers protection from harm, accidents, and evil spirits. In some Native American cultures, it is considered a sacred stone that acts as a guardian for the wearer.
History and Uses
Turquoise is a 16th-century French name “Pierre turquoise” meaning Turkish stone. It was bought in the Turkish bazaars on the trade route from Iran, where it was mined, to Europe. It comes in a range of blue to green hues. The blue colour indicates a higher copper content. Meanwhile, green colour is associated with zinc or iron impurities and very light blue to almost white stones have higher aluminium concentrations. This crystal has been revered by many different cultures throughout history. Including, the Egyptians, Persians, Aztecs, and Native North and South Americans. Tibetans and Chinese have been cited to use it as long ago as 5,000 BC. It has been regarded as a power stone, bringing protection from accidents and good fortune. Native Americans believed it connected them with the great spirit of the sky, helping their minds to become one with the Universe and its infinite possibilities.
Turquoise formation often involves the presence of water and minerals in the Earth’s crust. Hydrothermal fluids, which are hot water-rich solutions carrying dissolved minerals, play a crucial role in depositing turquoise. These fluids circulate through cracks and fractures in rocks, carrying dissolved copper and aluminium compounds.
Turquoise is often associated with other minerals and rocks, such as limonite, pyrite, quartz, and chalcedony. These associations can result in interesting patterns and formations, adding to the visual appeal of the stone.
Turquoise is a copper aluminium phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. Good quality Turquoise can be found in Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Tibet and the Southwestern United States.
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