Turquoise is a colored stone found only in places that are dry and barren. People like its color and its rich history. The colors of this stone range from different shades of green to a bright sky blue called “robin’s-egg” blue. In the U.S., it is famous for its jewelry made by Native Americans. It also has a rich history with the ancient Egyptians and Chinese people.
Turquoise gets its beauty from its blue to greenish blue to green colors.
The Aztec emperor Montezuma thought the Spanish conquistador Cortes to be a god named Quetzalcoatl. He gave Cortes offerings of that god’s favorite gem, which was turquoise.
King Tut’s golden funeral mask was adorned with gemstones, including turquoise. - Jon Bodsworth
what's in a name?
The word “turquoise” comes from a French word that means “Turkish stone,” because it is possible that turquoise first came to Europe from Turkey.