Once thought to cure illness, turquoise is now celebrated for its bold and bright blue hues. Many collectors hail the dark veiny matrix that can interweave the stone as its most beautiful feature. Turquoise was among the first gems to be mined and has even been found buried in ancient Egyptian tombs. This makes the natural stone desirable not only for its distinctive colour, but the age-old folklore with which it is associated. Once thought to heal ailments, turquoise is now celebrated for its bold and bright blue hues. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December and the symbolic gemstone for 11th wedding anniversaries.
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