Turquoise Stone Meanings and Uses

Turquoise Stone

Turquoise stones are found all over the world in places where volcanic activity has occurred. In the United States, they are found in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Virginia.

The gems found in Virginia are a rare form that grows in crystals that are prismatic in nature. Most of the stones in other parts of the world do not grow in crystal shapes.

The highest quality of stones are found in Persia, which is also where the earliest mines supplying modern day turquoise are found. Large successfully mined deposits have also been found in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Tibet.

The color of the stone ranges from the famous sky blue color of the Persia crystals, through various shades of blue greens. The color depends on the minerals found in the area where it grew. The more copper in the mix produces a bluer stone. The more iron in the mix produces a greener stone.

turquoise stone turquoise gemstone turquoise crystalTurquoise helps us attune our physical selves to the highest realms. It helps us to better understand ourselves and to bring our ideas and emotions under control so we can see them become fruitful in our reality. You have but to stop and listen, be still and be ready to hear the truth about who and what you are. Only then will you obtain your full power.

Honored by Native Americans as a sacred stone, turquoise gemstone absorbs negativity, transmuting it into useful energy. It also helps you to become one with the universe.

The true Turquoise meaning for each person comes directly from the heart and the soul of the person using them. This page represents the turquoise meanings others have found to be true in their search for the power of healing crystals energies. If you find it helps you with something not listed here, claim it as your own for you have been given a gift.

Turquoise Stones Healing Properties

The list of this beauty’s healing properties is long and varied. The varieties of shapes, sizes and colors that can be used are as varied as the people that use them.

Some people prefer to use tumbled pieces of approximately 1 inch in size. Others prefer natural pieces, unchanged by mans hands. The choice is 100% up to you. The energies are there, waiting to be used by those that choose to use them. I should not however that most pieces have been stabilized to harden the piece and prevent breaking.

Worn anywhere on the body, it will protect and bless the wearer. It is considered a sacred stone in some cultures, being a gift from the gods.

A String of beads worn around the neck absorbs all negativity from the body and mind and helps you develop your own natural powers.

You can align your chakras by laying a simple tumbled piece on each of the chakra points for 3 to 5 minutes while the gem does its work. Don’t have 7 individual pieces? It may take a little longer, but laying a single stone on 1 chakra at a time for the same 3 to 5 minutes will still align your chakras for maximum power.

A string of beads used as a bracelet, necklace or even an anklet will help detoxify the body from alcohol, pollution, poison and radiation. The idea is to wear a circle of beads around one area of the body so as the blood flows back and forth through the area, the turquoise can purify it.

Perhaps my favorite healing method that I use a couple of times a month when I get a headache is to wear one on my head to help heal and to bring wisdom. I purchased a package of stretchy hair bands at Walmart but you can find them anyplace that sells brushes and such. Use one as a headband around your forehead. The pressure helps ease the headache and provides the perfect place to slip a gemstone underneath to hold the crystal in place. I sleep like this often so I wake up headache free in the mornings.

Anyone that has problems with their lungs, throat or from asthma, can hang a gem from a cord or chain so it hangs directly over the area causing the problem. This allows the gem energies to get as close as possible to the problem area and begin the healing work even faster.

Have problems with your hearing or with ear infections. Use the head band trick above to hold a larger piece against the ear so it can do its work. NOTE: Make sure it you use is large enough it will not go inside your ear.

Those suffering from depression can sleep with a gem to help lift the depression faster. I can attest to this ability from experience in my mother’s later years. When her health started failing she suffered with severe depression and it helped to ease her suffering.

NOTE: Healing crystal remedies should always be used to complement traditional medical treatments, not replace it. As with all alternative therapies, always check with your doctor before using.

Add a few of the rocks to a container of water and allow it to sit outdoors overnight where the moon can shine upon it and then so the sun can shine upon it during the day. That evening, pour the water into a tub of warm water, step in, sit down and allow the healing energies to work upon your body.

This same Healing Elixir can be used to soak a sprained or pulled muscle, strengthen the body so you can fight off viruses and infections, and help damaged or cut tissues to heal. For headaches, soak a cloth in the Elixir and place on your forehead till the pain goes away.

Have a speaking engagement coming up? Sleep with one taped to your neck (with a band aid) at night and wear one on a chain around your neck during the day to ensure your ability to communicate with others is at it’s highest.

Turquoise Stones Metaphysical Properties

These beautiful blue/green gems have a long list of metaphysical properties. It’s ability to strengthen us goes beyond physical strength to give us the strength to do what must be done. The strength to look within ourselves and see both the good an the bad, without feeling we are lessened by the parts which are not perfect.

When we need to connect to another person on a deep level, whether for lasting love or a deep friendship, turquoise crystal can be a solution to make it happen and make it last a lifetime. It can also help to ensure the relationship remains loyal on both side and the gem instill loyalty to those who use it.

If you find your life is out of balance, causing tensions to rule rather than peace, try bringing a piece into your environment. It can help increase serenity, balance negative and positive energies and allow those within it sphere of influence to have honest communications so the cause of the stress can be removed.

A turquoise crystal is the perfect gift for anyone having problems with negative thinking. It increases our ability to think positive and to be able to empathize with others so we can see the brighter side of life.

Last but not least, turquoise gemstones protective qualities can allow us to stay safe on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. It allows us to connect with all of life, to communicate in a positive and honest way and stay sensitive to others feels while protecting your own at the same time.

  • Main Chakra: Heart
  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Vibrates to the number: 4, 6 and 7
  • Element: Earth
  • Astrological Sign: Sagittarius


  • Chemical Composition and Name – CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O)
  • Hardness – 5 to 6
  • Specific Gravity – 2.89 gm/cc.
  • Refractive Index (R.I.) – na = 1.610 nß = 1.615 ny = 1.650
  • Bi-refringence – +0.040
  • Optic Sign – Positive
  • Optical Character – Biaxial

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