Wednesday, March 31, 2010
5:21 PM | Posted by Justin
The robin-egg blue hue of the turquoise gem is what makes it distinctive and unique among all other stones. The birthstone for the month of December, it is unmistakable in its characteristics, and makes it a favorite among jewelry fans and enthusiasts. The use of turquoise dates back to the Egyptian and Aztec times, and is probably one of the most ancient gemstones in history. The derivative of its name is thought of to come from “Turquie”, the French name for Turkey, which was mistaken to be the stone’s origin.