Turquoise means “Ferozah” in Persian, which stands for victory.
These stones have been used as a gift for beloved ones and still nowadays count as a popular gemstones and are worn by many celebrities.
Turquoise is a valuable mineral and is one of the most valuable non-transparent minerals used in jewelry trade. The early Egyptians started mining it at least 6000 BC. Its name is apparently related to the fact that it was brought to Europe from the Eastern Mediterranean traders, more commonly known as Turks.
The color can change with exposure to skin oils; therefore jewelry of this kind should be carefully cleaned to deter this. Besides Iran, turquoise can be found today in Arizona and New Mexico, USA, Australia, Afghanistan and also other localities in the Middle East.