Turquoise

Kingman Turquoise

Kingman Turquoise Mine stones are among the most beautiful and sought after varieties, known for its characteristic veining. Most of the turquoise stones pulled form the Kingman Turquoise Mine are used for the highest quality turquoise jewelry, but some of the stones collected are used for tile that sells for hundreds of dollars per square foot.

Kingman turquoise Mine stones are processed, sorted, graded and distributed by Marty Colbaugh’s 20 or so employees. Most turquoise is porous and must be processed for use in jewelry. About three percent of the stones pulled from the Kingman Turquoise Mine are naturally hard enough to be used unprocessed. This is among the most valuable turquoise on the market

 

Turquoise
Key words: Wholeness, communication and spiritual expansion
Element: Storm

Chakra: Throat

Turquoise is a copper aluminum phosphate mineral with a hardness of 5 to 6. Its striking blue color is caused by copper, and the greenish shades of Turquoise are because of iron. Its crystal structure is triclinic and it is usually composed of submicroscopic crystals, making the stones opaque. The name Turquoise is derived from the French pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone.” This is because the trade routes through which Turquoise reached Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often bought the stone in Turkish Bazaars.

Turquoise may be the longest used of all gemstones. Beads dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq. The Egyptians were mining Turquoise in the Sinai in 3200 B. C. Throughout history, Turquoise has been fashioned into jewelry and decorations for a host of objects, from weapons to amulets. Turquoise is the national gemstone of Iran, and it has been the most valued gem in Tibet for many centuries. About 1000 years ago, Native Americans began to mine and fashion Turquoise, and the gem has been found in burial sites from Argentina to New Mexico.

[Robert Simmons] Turquoise is not only a stone for finding wholeness and truth, it is also an aid in the communication and manifestation of those qualities. It stimulates and harmonizes the throat chakra, making it more effortless for one to articulate and bring forth one’s deepest wisdom. Wearing Turquoise can empower those who are shy about sharing their understanding, and it can help one realize that, in speaking from the wholeness of our being, we each have something important to contribute to the collective.

Because it is a stone of wholeness, Turquoise is also beneficial to overall well being and soundness of one’s mood and emotions. It is balancing and induces a sense of serenity and peace. Holding or wearing Turquoise can help one restore depleted vitality and lift sagging spirits. This stone has the capacity to heal the emotional body, relieve stress, and bring the focal point of awareness to its proper center int the heart.

Turquoise teaches the wisdom of compassion and forgiveness and offers one the opportunity to experience the insight that enlightened selfishness is identical with kindness and generosity, What one wishes for oneself, at one’s core, is happiness, love and freedom from limitation and fear. Through its heightening of emotional intelligence, Turquoise demonstrates that when one releases one’s insistence on “justice” and views others through the lens of compassion and forgiveness, one immediately receives those gifts through one’s own heart. Thus the most generous gesture towards others also brings about what one most desires for oneself. Not only that-such actions are contagious and self reinforcing! And Turquoise’s gift of communication assists one in effectively sharing such insights with others.

[The Book of Stones, Robert Simmons]

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