The Spiritual Significance of Turquoise
Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion; it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving.
Turquoise is not only known to hold spiritual significance for many Native American Indians, but it's also been applied practically for therapeutic purposes as well. The Navajo consider the turquoise stone to represent the sky and the water, so it holds a deep significance in their life.
Cultures all over the world have treasured turquoise for thousands of years throughout history and modern art of communities across Africa, Asia, South America and North America.
The value of turquoise comes from the quality and rarity of the stone, Some mines produced tons of material over numbers of years — others, only a hundred or so pounds and for a very short period of time. Turquoise can be as soft as chalk or as hard as a 6 or 7 on MOH's scale — the harder and more intense colors tend to be more valuable.
Turquoise here are mined from BISBEE and KINGSTON mine
Bisbee turquoise -(light vibrant blue color) This mine is closed making this turquoise valuable, a beautiful bright blue color and hardness factor of a 7.
This mine was originally discovered in the 1950's while workers were open pit mining for copper. The Bisbee turquoise mine is one of the few most famous turquoise mines in Arizona. Bisbee is known for the outstanding variety of copper-based minerals and the specimens that have been found in the mine.
Kingman Turquoise -(beautiful robin’s egg green) is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise mine also producing green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine.
In fact, the Kingman Turquoise mine was once part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self-adornments and ceremonial items.