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On which finger should I wear a turquoise ring?

Sacred Turquoise The name of this stone has eastern roots. In Urdu language fierce means “bringing happiness,” and the Arabic name of turquoise is translated as “a stone that brings victory and good luck in business.” European names for turquoise Turkey or turquois translates as “Turkish”, and this is rather a curious curiosity – turquoise entering European markets was mined mainly in Iran (former Persia, Ali Mirza Kukh mountains), but was transported through Turkey, which is why it earned its nickname. Pliny called her callais (kallaite), and throughout history many other names for this gem are known. Turquoise has been known to man since ancient times, and almost everywhere it was considered a sacred stone. The Aztecs believed that these were the petrified tears of the goddess of heaven; A huge number of turquoise items were found in their burials, including magical amulets and inlaid ritual masks, in which turquoise was used together with gold, malachite, quartz, jade, coral and mother-of-pearl. In the Buddhist tradition, turquoise is associated with the legend of Buddha, who, thanks to this stone, was able to defeat a terrible monster. IN Iran turquoise is official national talisman mineral. Here it has long been used to decorate all kinds of objects – from horse harnesses to mosques and palaces. In India, turquoise was used along with gold, diamonds and rubies to create, for example, the Taj Mahal. Precious turquoise jewelry from Mongolia and Tibet has also been known for a very long time, and they are historically characterized by a greener shade of the stone. There is a belief according to which turquoise can live its own life, like a living creature – at first it is sky blue, and as it ages, it turns green. This is not entirely true. The color of the mineral mainly depends on the deposit and the conditions of its formation. Some Uzbek deposits are characterized by the so-called “immature” turquoise – pale blue shades, almost white, porous and loose. Or, say, if turquoise during the process of its formation is subjected to some natural chemical influences, or is formed closer to the surface, it will turn green. But this does not happen during a human life, but much longer. On the other hand, it can be subjected to aging quickly – for example, previously, to stabilize turquoise, impregnation with various fatty materials (wax, paraffin, hot oil) was used, and with such artisanal “ennobling”, turquoise fades, takes on a dirty greenish-gray tint, and loses all value and “dies”. Turquoise can be processed into cabochons, beads or plates for further inlay – it is easily ground and polished well. Refinement of turquoise Due to its porosity, turquoise extracted from a mineral vein often needs stabilization. This term refers to the careful impregnation of the stone with a special composition that prevents the scattering of turquoise and at the same time protects the stone from further absorption of substances (from the atmosphere or from contact with an object). This is an acceptable type of processing. Arizona or Nevada turquoise is most often subject to stabilization. Sometimes, if turquoise crumbles into crumbs, the pressing method is used, when this powder or crumb is collected back and again impregnated with a fixing composition. Of course, with the proper level of professionalism and quality, impurities of other minerals and materials are excluded. The technology for making cabochons also has its own tricks. If the turquoise was formed in a fairly thin layer, or if it is necessary to make a cabochon of lesser cost, then the turquoise is placed on a thin substrate – from other minerals or from a special resin. This type of cabochon is called a “doublet”. Imitation turquoise In terms of frequency and number of counterfeiting methods, turquoise is perhaps the most counterfeited stone. Sometimes – intentionally or out of ignorance – natural stones can be passed off as turquoise, but completely different ones; for example, they look very similar to turquoise chrysocolla и variscite. Most often sold instead of turquoise tinted chalcedony or turkenite (since it is a stone that takes color quite well, other gems are often imitated with turkenite). A more crude method of counterfeiting is to imitate turquoise with some kind of plastic or resin, ceramics or porcelain, or glass. The ancient Egyptians knew how to do this, even using painted bone. Restoring turquoise has also been done since ancient times – impregnation with resin or wax was used to give strength to the stone and preserve its color, and increase resistance to water. Since 1972, it has become possible to synthesize turquoise industrially. As a result of this synthesis, it turns out to be very homogeneous, with evenly distributed, more intensely colored particles. In natural turquoise, the color may be uneven, but without small spots; the mesh pattern is uneven and imperfect. Modern imitations of turquoise with their own names are known. – Neolithic (syn. Reese’s turquoise). Quite reliable imitation with dark host rock made of artificial bayerite
– neo-turquoise – imitation from gibbsite and copper phosphate.
– Viennese turquoise – a beautifully colored, heat-treated and pressed mixture of malachite with aluminum hydroxide and phosphoric acid. Geological certificate The characteristic color of turquoise ranges from sky blue and bluish blue to bluish green and pale gray green. Veins of a more saturated blue color may occur. Chemical formula – cual6[P.O.4]4(OH)8* 5H2O. Mohs hardness 5-6 (can be scratched with glass or – with difficulty – with a steel pin; cannot be scratched by a fingernail). When scratched, turquoise crumbles (and does not produce shavings). Turquoise most often fills veins in the base rock. It also forms crusts and inclusions, small nodules. Often, when cutting such a concretion, you can find that it is not a solid mass of turquoise, but the so-called “net turquoise” – a stone interlaced with a characteristic thin pattern of veins of the main rock, brown or black. It does not occur in the form of large pieces or continuous clusters. Very rarely it forms small crystals, which are the most valuable collection material. Sometimes you can find intergrowths of turquoise with malachite and chrysocolla. The best deposit of turquoise is considered to be Madan (near the city of Niishapur in Iran). Among others, there are known deposits of the Sinai Peninsula and Egypt (the most ancient, but now of only historical value), Israel, Central Asia (Biryuzakan, Ungurlikan, Tashtepe, Kara-Tyube, etc.) – Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan; Tanzania and the USA (Arizona and New Mexico). In the Auminzatau deposit, “spider turquoise” with a mesh pattern is being developed. Medicinal properties of turquoise Turquoise is recommended to be worn by those suffering from chronic insomnia and severe nightmares, as it normalizes sleep and biorhythm. This stone is also useful for relieving headaches and diseases of the digestive tract. Turquoise has a beneficial effect on vision and the functioning of the endocrine system. Lithotherapists claim that it is also capable of stopping bleeding. The magical properties of turquoise Since ancient times, turquoise has been considered a symbol of happiness, peace, tranquility and heartfelt attraction. It was often given to women – both as homemakers and to express their tender feelings. Turquoise will bring peace and happiness to family and love, and will comfort those who are sad from a broken heart and unhappy love. A small turquoise talisman will endow its owner with insight, direct him to self-knowledge, and help him escape from unnecessary fuss. It will support and strengthen material well-being, provide support and sympathy from others, protect you from the evil eye and thoughts, and help attract the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. It is generally accepted that the mineral, having strong energy, nourishes its owner. Feng Shui, Vastu Shastra Turquoise has the energy of receptive Yin. IN Feng Shui it weakens the influence of the element Fire, strengthens the element Water, therefore it favors the northern zone of bagua (Path, career, self-knowledge), as well as the eastern (family and elders) and southeastern zone (wealth, gifts of fortune). В Vastu Shastra turquoise is the primary replacement for one of the main gemstones – the cat’s eye, and corresponds to the planet Ketu (South-West direction). Turquoise can be used to work on the throat chakra (Vishuddha). For zodiac signs Turquoise is best suited to such signs as Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces, Aries. It is not recommended for Cancers and Virgos to wear turquoise; some also do not advise this for Leos. Amulets, talismans and wearing rules Turquoise has long been used quite widely as jewelry and talismans to this day. The Egyptians carved sacred scarabs from turquoise, a symbol of Peace; the Persians presented this gem as a gift of love, passion and tenderness, and according to one of the Persian beliefs, you should look at turquoise every morning so that nothing bad happens during the day. Among the peoples of Asia and the Caucasus, turquoise is an obligatory element of a bride’s wedding dress, as a symbol of purity and a future happy life together, and rings with turquoise were symbols of eternal love. Eastern merchants used the proverb “The hand that wears a turquoise ring will never fail,” and their business progressed well. Wanderers and caravanners took turquoise with them on their journeys so that it would ward off evil and danger from them. Turquoise can serve as a good talisman for pregnant women – it calms, gives harmony, and protects from ill-wishers. Rings or signets with turquoise, worn on the index or thumb, will help in running a career and business, and on the ring finger will contribute to success in love affairs. Turquoise set in silver is recommended to be worn for neuroses, insomnia, and an unstable emotional state. In gold, this gem is good for strengthening and maintaining the immune system. If you have problems with the digestive organs, you can wear a pendant or beads made of turquoise. People who sing – professionally or amateurly – are also recommended to wear turquoise around their neck, this will protect the ligaments and smooth out the effect of colds. Since turquoise comes into contact with its owner, a sudden change in the color of the stone can be a signal of the onset of some kind of disease. It is not recommended to wear turquoise every day – it is better to wear jewelry with it no more than three times a week. It goes best with stones such as aquamarine, garnet, agate, lapis lazuli, carnelian, topaz, crystal, tourmaline; quite neutral – with diamonds, zircons, rubies and amethysts. It is not recommended to combine turquoise with alexandrites, chrysolite, aventurine, jasper and hematite. The following rules for handling turquoise should be kept in mind: – do not clean jewelry with water, steam or ultrasound; – do not allow contact with active chemicals (for example, soap), always remove rings when washing your hands; – to prevent the color of turquoise from fading and losing its saturation, protect it from sudden temperature changes, too dry air, excessively bright sunlight, contact with cosmetics or sweat, essential oils and other fatty substances; – after wearing, you should wipe the turquoise with a clean, soft, dry cloth; – store separately from other jewelry or in an individual bag so that the stone does not get scratched. Other products made from this stone: Turquoise is an exquisite stone of soft blue color, endowed with truly magical properties. It has powerful energy, making turquoise ideal as a talisman or amulet, especially in combination with silver. The stone repels negative energy and helps spiritual development. But owners of turquoise jewelry should know how to wear them correctly and what is best to combine them with.

The magic of turquoise

Even in ancient times, turquoise products were used by sorcerers for their rituals. Warriors took the stone with them into battle as an amulet so that it would protect them from defeat. In the old days, the bride had to wear turquoise jewelry, which symbolized purity, innocence and purity. Traders and travelers also used the stone for good luck. It is believed that turquoise helps only kind and decent people, and, on the contrary, it can harm hypocrites and liars. If you believe the ancient sorcerers, who studied the magical properties of turquoise for a long time, this stone has almost magical properties. It protects against damage and the evil eye, gives confidence in one’s abilities, treats infertility, makes a woman more attractive, and relieves stress and depression. If a person has a good deed in mind, turquoise helps, but if a person does something bad, on the contrary, it punishes. It is a stone of prosperity and well-being, determination and independence, a stone of peace, comfort and harmony. It is not known for certain where turquoise first appeared. But many sources claim that the stone was originally called “firyuza”, which in Persian means “stone of the winner” and “stone that brings good luck and happiness.” Silver charm pendant with turquoise, SL; (price on the link)

What does turquoise go with?

Turquoise jewelry goes well with a wardrobe that is used in everyday life. After all, turquoise is a universal stone, and suits both evening wear and more ordinary things. Bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants and beads will look best with clothes made from cotton, silk and linen, as well as denim. Young girls are most suitable for modest, elegant jewelry with small stones, while older ladies are recommended to give preference to large stones. Turquoise looks great with both gold and silver, but there is no need to combine this stone with two types of precious metals at once; you should choose one. In terms of color, turquoise products are combined with many shades, but best of all with blue, light blue, azure, brown, beige, gray, yellow, lemon. And, of course, in white and black tones. But it is better not to combine turquoise with bright red, but to choose shades close to it, for example, terracotta color. Turquoise jewelry must be stored very carefully, as this stone does not like bright sunlight. To prevent turquoise from fading or tarnishing, it must be stored in a dark place, first placed in a velor bag.

Medicinal properties of turquoise

The beneficial effects of turquoise on the body have been proven for a long time. Stones melted into gold not only have a positive effect on human health, but also significantly improve emotional well-being. Such products set a positive mood, bring peace to life and strengthen the immune system. Turquoise with silver relieves headaches and insomnia, and also fights blues, stress and depression. People who suffer from ulcers, rheumatism, skin and colds, nervous disorders and allergic reactions are recommended to wear turquoise jewelry regularly so that there is constant contact with the body. Bracelets and necklaces are ideal since they are in contact with the skin all the time. The best effect is given by turquoise of a bright pure color, and the duller and more cloudy it is, the less useful it is. When combining turquoise with precious metals, you should pay attention directly to the color of the stones. Turquoise in blue shades looks great with silver, and if the tones of the stones are green, they are best combined with gold items.

How to distinguish real turquoise from a fake

Turquoise is a fairly rare and expensive stone, so there is a risk of getting a fake, even a high-quality one, instead of a real piece of jewelry. Perhaps the appearance of such decoration will not be inferior to the original, but it will not bring any benefit. To avoid this, there are a number of ways to check the authenticity of turquoise. For example, a regular needle. On a real stone there will be a slight scratch without a groove, while on a fake made of plastic it will be white, and a porcelain imitation will not leave a groove at all. Gold pendant with diamonds. topaz and turquoise, SL; (price on the link) You can also use medical alcohol: moisten a cotton swab with it and rub the stone. If there are stains left on it and on the cotton wool, this is an imitation, especially if the dye turns out to be not of very high quality. Another way is to look at turquoise through a microscope. The original surface is always porous, without any additional “effects”. If you see microscopic cracks and bubbles, you are dealing with a fake made of earthenware, chalcedony, glass or other artificial materials. If you are planning to buy turquoise jewelry in the form of a bracelet or beads, then you should pay attention to the holes where the threads are threaded. They should be the same color as the stones. If the shades are different, you are holding an imitation in your hands.

When is it better to wear turquoise?

Products made from turquoise are an ideal talisman for people of many professions, for example: doctors, athletes, businessmen and bankers, as well as lonely people. If a person suffers from neuroses, sleep disorders, mental illness and weakened immunity, then it is recommended to wear turquoise jewelry framed in precious metals. It is also very good to take the stone with you on trips – it will protect the traveler from accidents, protect him on the road, make his vacation enjoyable and his return safe. Steel bracelet with white turquoise, SG; (price on the link) Turquoise helps cope with health problems and attracts good luck. For example, for heart disease, it is better to wear the stone around the neck in the form of a pendant, for tired eyes, apply turquoise to the eyelids, and for nursing mothers, wear a turquoise bracelet on the left wrist. It is also believed that if you wear jewelry with this stone to work, it will help you advance your career. And if turquoise decorates the bedroom, then the marriage will be prosperous, passion will be undying, and love will be sincere. Many people wonder which finger to wear a turquoise ring on. If you want to make a career, put the jewelry on your index finger, if you crave financial success, put it on your big finger, and if you want to find your love, put it on your ring finger.

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