There are two different opinions regarding the coming together of the name turquoise. The first one says that this name comes from

TibetTurquoisePendant (the earliest Turquoise Jewelry)Turquie which is a French word and that is because of the misconception that this tone actually originated from the Turkish regions. The second opinion is that it comes from Pierre Turquin which is also French and is the phrase given for dark blue stone. This gemstone didn???t occur in the Turkish regions but was actually traded in the bazaars of turkey by venetians who were also responsible for introducing this stone into European nations. The history of the stone says that it came from the Alimersai Mountains in the Persian region which is now in Iran or the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula which are two of the oldest known turquoise mines on the planet.

This gemstone is the only one which belongs to the group of phosphates and is actuallyRobin blue color hydrate phosphate of copper and aluminium. The blue hue of the stone is acquired from the copper in it. Aside from its traditional and rare robin blue color, it is also available in deep green, greenish, blue green, sky blue and other variations which sometimes have brown markings or black veins in the form of a spider web or a matrix. This depends on the place from which the stone is being mined.

The robin egg blue is the most valuable and desired. The greenish tinges are seen to reduce the stone???s value but the Tibetans are seen to actuallystudio-barse-green-turquoise-sterling-silver-floral-ring prefer the green blue variation of the stone. The waxy turquoise is seen to hardly keep their color whereas the high quality one is seen to retain its color permanently. For several thousand years, the best quality of this gemstone was found in the Persian regions while the best turquoise is also called as Persian turquoise. The situation has changed in some time with the southwestern and western areas of US in the twentieth century have come up as new places for good quality turquoise.

This gemstone was in use for making ornaments since fifty fifth century BC and this pastel shade stone was used in jewelry that was worn by Rulers in Ancient China, Indus Valley civilization, Mesopotamia, Persia, Aztecs and Ancient Egypt. In the Egyptian royalties, the King tut and Queen Zer were those mummies which were discovered wearing jewelry made from turquoise thereby explaining their importance for those ancient royals.Turquoise Elegance Drop Earrings