Genuine Turquoise

Turquoise was originally discovered in the Al-Mirsah-Kuh Mountains of Iran. It soon taken to Turkey by way of Europe, then in the 17th century it was named from French "turques" or "turquois" meaning "Turkish".  With a hardness of 5-6 on the Mohs scale, making it easy to carve, it soon became a popular stone for jewelry.

The color of turquoise can range from: Bright Blue, Sky-Blue, Pale Green, Blue-Green, Turquoise-Blue, Apple-Green, to Green-Gray.

Notable places Turquoise is mined are Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, UK, USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah & Virginia), and Uzbekistan.

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