The Historical Significance of Turquoise

Turquoise has a great historical significance as it has increased the trade between Asia and Europe. This blue stone has affected the diverse culture and tradition of the world by its shear beauty. The Persians were the first ones to bring turquoise to the other parts of the world.

Though the Persian turquoise is still one of the best quality turquoise found anywhere in the world, the Egyptians were the first to mine and use it. The Egyptians used turquoise and silver jewelry as long back as 5000 BC. It was only the prerogative of the rich and influential people to own and wear turquoise.

Turquoise is also considered lucky and therefore was worn by the soldiers when they went for battles. Turquoise is believed to keep mind cool and calm. It also relaxes the brain thus has a soothing effect on the wearer.

Turquoise jewelry set in gold and silver is still very popular in Mexico and other South American countries. The beauty of turquoise is breathtaking thus it has gained huge importance in the jewelry industry.