Turquoise beads are as stylish today as they were when they were worn by ancient Egyptian rulers. Turquoise beads were also made and worn by Indians and pioneers. The global popularity of turquoise beads can partly be attributed to the fact that turquoise is found amongst gold and copper. Another attribution is the unique blue color of turquoise, which can only be described as “turquoise”. Turquoise matches a wide spectrum of colors, and one does not need a special occasion to wear turquoise. A simple necklace of turquoise beads looks as great with a t-shirt as it does a formal. Being versatile as well as beautiful has earned turquoise the reputation as one of the most fashionable gemstones around.
Indians of southwestern United States called turquoise beads “pieces of sky”, and rightly so. Throughout history and throughout the world, turquoise is associated with the heavens and gods. Consequently, turquoise is also associated with luck, health, and safety. Turquoise beads have been used as talismans and rosaries. In many cultures the sick and injured were given simple turquoise necklaces to heal them. Turquoise was even worn by warriors to keep them from falling from their horses.
Superstitions revolving around turquoise still exist today. The bright, cheery color of turquoise is thought to help battle depression. Turquoise beads are also thought to promote loyalty in personal relationships. Some people wear turquoise when flying or pursuing risky business ventures since turquoise is still thought to carry good fortune. Whether or not these beliefs are true, turquoise beads certainly make one emboldened and confident.
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