The colour of Turquoise may vary from bluish-white to sky blue and from greenish-blue to lemon green. It is not a very hard gemstone and is often quite brittle. Therefore, one is required to be careful while handling his/her turquoise jewelry. Apart from its serene colour and unmatched charm, it provides the wearer with a lot of astrological benefits as well.
Firoza also known as turquoise was originally found in turkey. It is the only that can be worn without worrying about the planetary combination of a person’s horoscope. It is known as a symbol of wealth in ancient cultures. It is best known for its remedial powers.
- Turquoise is considered a pure stone. Hence, it saves the wearer from mishaps and violence while also reducing mental stress.
- It is especially beneficial for those who work at high altitudes and are related to fields like Films, fashion, television, jewelry, accountancy, law, education and clothing. People working in the education and creative sector, like teachers, authors, scholars and students etc also benefit a lot.
- One distinct quality that Turquoise is supposed to possess is that it changes its color and loses luster if the wearer is exposed to physical and mental threats, e.g. disloyalty.
- Turquoise helps in maintaining stability and concord in married life by infusing deep understanding in partners.
- It is an excellent remedy for mood swings, anxiety, and panic attacks. It also leads to tissue revival and body strengthening for a healthier body and soul.
How to test in original gemstone
- Clean the gemstone with a gem cloth before you test it. Fold the cloth into quarters and tuck the stone inside. Rub the stone firmly between the layers of cloth using your fingers to clean away any dirt, fingerprints, or oil.
- Hold the stone with tweezers as you examine it to avoid getting any oils or smudges on it.
- Natural turquoise, an aggregate of copper aluminum phosphate hydrate, formed under heat and pressure, is often soft or porous when mined. The various colors found in turquoise result from the presence of either copper or iron--vivid blue is from copper and the softer green tones from iron. Turquoise stones can also have patterns of brown, yellow ochre and black matrix, produced from copper compounds. True turquoise has an opaque, waxy luster that may or may not include matrix, depending on the type of turquoise.
- The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) outline the different enhancements that are applied to turquoise stones. These various treatments should be clearly identified by the seller.
- Hold the turquoise in your hand for about seven minutes. If it begins to warm, it is plastic.
- Examine the turquoise closely. Real turquoise will have some natural color variation. This will be especially noticeable if you are examining turquoise beads. If they are real, they will all be slightly different shades.
- Obtain a signed statement from the dealer that the stone is in fact real turquoise, specifying how it has been treated and from which mine it was extracted. Federal law requires all dealers to provide such a statement upon request.