December Birthstones: Turquoise

Cultures around the world revere turquoise as a mystical and holy gemstone.  It is believed to guarantee good fortune, good health and protection from evil.

Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems.  Egyptian royalty wore turquoise jewelry as early as 5,500 years ago and Chinese artisans were carving it 3,000 years ago!

Turquoise is a December birthstone, along with blue topaz.  It is also a gift for the sixth and eleventh anniversaries.

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