The first time you wear a Turquoise gemstone makes it plainly obvious why it has played such a significant role in the jewellery fashion habits of many of the world's major civilisations.
From the Persians to the Ancient Egyptians to the Native Americans, its striking blue hue with rich varieties of brown and black veining - also known as the matrix - has caught the eye of many a discerning lover of high-quality gemstones.In fact, its visual appeal is so great that it has been the source of many spiritual belief systems throughout the centuries.
Read our blog about the history of Turquoise here.
The semi-precious gem that was designated a birthstone for December, along with Zircon and Tanzanite, has been discovered in practically every corner of the globe. Here are some of the most fascinating facts that this historic, widespread mining has unearthed about the Turquoise we all know and love: