Different Types of Turquoise – Part Three

Turquoise is the kind of gemstone that connects you through time and space to humanity’s ancestors. Whether it is the stone’s use for Tutankhamen’s burial mask or the mask of Xiuhtecuhtli – who is called the Turquoise Lord – the gems with the blue and green hues have become the stuff of legends. Not surprisingly, […]

Different Types of Turquoise – Part One

Available in green, blue and blue-green, turquoise on occasion, also comes with blue and white streaks. The opaque gemstone has captured the imagination of artisans since the times of the Aztecs and ancient Egyptians. Due to a large number of chemical variations, there are plenty of different types of turquoise. Some are so subtle that […]