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American Firoza/Turquoise is a semiprecious gem, composed of hydrous phosphate form of copper and aluminum. The word turquoise is derived from the old French word “Turkish” which dates back to 16th century. This gem is known for its unique blue-green color, and even the colored turquoise derives its name from this gemstone. It is highly prized throughout Asia and Africa, not only for its particular hue of blue but especially for its prophylactic and therapeutic qualities. The Arabs consider it a lucky stone and have great confidence in its benevolent action. Used in earrings, rings, necklaces, head ornaments and amulets; it protects the wearer from poison, reptile bites, eye diseases, and the evil eye.
Turquoise is susceptible to aging, turning greenish or possibly darker overtime. Care must be taken to avoid contact with soap, grease, or other materials that might discolor it.
Color-Brown-Turquoise, Green or Blue
Appearance-Opaque, often veined, all sizes polished
Source-Unites States, Egypt, Mexico, China, Iran, Peru, Poland, Russia, France, Afghanistan and Arabia
Luster-Waxy to Sub vitreous
Mohs scale hardness-5-7
Formula- Cu Al6 (PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O
Benefits and Healing Properties
Turquoise has the capacity to absorb negative feelings, which comes in the mind of the wearer. This stone carries a strong healing vibration, which is magnified by its high copper content. This stone is the most important healer, providing solace for the spirit and well being for the body. This stone promotes spiritual attunement and enhances communication with the physical and spiritual worlds.
Placed on the third eye chakra*, it enhances intuition and meditation. On the throat chakra*, it releases old vows, inhibitions, and prohibitions, and allows the soul to express itself.
Psychologically, Turquoise is a strengthening stone. It dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Mentally, it instills inner calm and increases creative expression. Emotionally, it stabilizes mood swings and brings inner calm.
Physically, it enhances the physical and psychic immune systems and regenerates tissue, supports the assimilation of nutrients, removes pollution and viral infections, and heals the whole body. It reduces excess acidity and benefits gout, rheumatism, and the stomach.
Turquoise is a birthstone for the person born in the month of December and represents planet Venus and Jupiter.
Common Turquoise treatments
Turquoise is porous an often soaked with artificial resins to improve color an texture quality. Color enhancement can be gained with oil and paraffin.
This is a frequently simulated gem. Very fine glass imitations are produced that are difficult to differentiate from the genuine. Enhanced, coated, and “stabilized” stones and reconstructed stones saturate the marketplace, as do synthetic turquoise.
Color- A spotless sky blue is the most desired color of this gem stone.
Clarity- it is opaque to translucent in texture. There is only large deposit in the states of Virginia, where it is found in transparent to translucent visible crystal.
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We at Astrokapoor offer natural and certified gemstones of excellent quality. Each gemstone is passed from various tests by the team of our own gemologist and finally certified by government approved laboratories and best quality is picked for our clients. You can directly buy natural Turquoise/Firoza gemstones from our online store by sending us your details and requirements. We offer best competitive rates to our clients. Kindly provide your requirement filling up the given form.
The six key steps in Examining a Stone
Whenever possible, examine stones unmounted.
Make sure the gem is clean.
Hold the unmounted stone so that your fingers touch only the girdle.
View the gem under proper lightning.
Vedic mantra for wearing
“Om Sah shukrayae, guruayae namah”
Please note that all Gems are already energized (Pran Pratishtha) before sending to our clients by special Pundits and Purohits having in-depth knowledge of Vedas.
An auspicious day and Nakshatra is chosen by client Name, Date of birth and Place by our Purohits.
A Matt is placed with its face towards East, North or North east while performing Pooja
The gemstone is washed with holy Gangajal applied Kum Kum.
An incense stick is lighted in front of the gemstone and mantra is enchanted along with marigold flowers in according to the concerned gemstone.
The Name of the person, Date of birth is enchanted by closing the eyes by Purohits according to the concerned gemstone.
This completes the Pran Pratishtha of the gemstone and the person can directly wear this as it has already been energized.
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