There are 3 different types of gemstones:
- precious: diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald
- semi-precious: pretty much everything else that's a rock
- organic: pearls, coral, and amber
Thus - it is a balance stone - it helps us to understand ourselves better and bring our emotions under control. The Native Americans hold it as a sacred stone, one that absorbs negativity and transforms it in positive energy. Their belief is turquoise will help you become one with the Nature and Universe.
For healing properties - apparently it is useful for people with respiratory problems (throat, lungs, asthma)... and that might be very well why I am so drawn to it!
It is the birthstone of people born in December (or under Sagittarius sign) and the 11th Anniversary stone.
What is your favourite stone? Please leave a comment and I will use it for the future articles :)