Genuine turquoise was sought for possession by pharaohs, chiefs and kings. It was believed to attract wealth, prevent illness and bring good luck. It is heralded as the birthstone of December and has been hung about the neck of leaders and aristocrats from ancient Aztecs and Egyptian pharaoh to Chinese emperors and Native American warriors.
Most commonly traded through routes spanning Turkey, the Turkish traders traveling through Europe helped it get its name. The turquoise necklace has captivated the attention of mystics and artisans for centuries as a medium to display both power and beauty.
A soft absorbent stone, when treated with resins and paraffin, it polishes into a soft glow that draws both attention and admiration. It is the birthstone of December.