Turquoise (Firoza) is Natural, Opaque Gemstone. Its color range is Light Blue to intermediate shades of Blue & Green. Turquoise is a semi-precious gemstone variety of the Phosphate mineral family. It is said to have numerous astrological and healing benefits. In western astrology, Turquoise gemstone is worn as the December month birthstone.
Who Can Wear Turquoise Stone?
According to vedic astrology, a natural Turquoise stone (meaning Firoza stone in Hindi) is associated with the planet Jupiter (बृहस्पति ग्रह). It is believed that Firoza gemstone strengthens Jupiter in the wearer’s horoscope and blesses them with financial success, wisdom and good health. Being regarded as a mild gemstone, Turquoise brings no negative effect on the wearer’s life.
- Indian astrology prescribes Firoza ratna for Dhanu (Sagittarius) rashi.
- Western astrology recommends Turquoise birthstone for Sagittarius sign (धनु राशि).
- Ascendants of Aries (मेष राशि), Cancer (कर्क राशि), Leo (सिंह राशि) and Scorpio (वृश्चिक राशि) can also wear a Turquoise gem.
Turquoise Stone Benefits
Turquoise or Feroza gemstone is prized for its metaphysical and healing properties since centuries. It is regarded as a sacred stone for jewellery that brings positivity, happiness, luck, wealth and good health in the wearer’s life.
Success in Academics & Creative Career – Since Jupiter rules knowledge, Turquoise gemstone (Firoza stone) is trusted for bringing huge benefits for people associated with education or learning field, such as scholars, researchers, lawyers, teachers etc. According to the belief, Turquoise benefits the wearer by improving their decision-making skills and thinking ability.
Better Financial Status & Social Upliftment – In vedic astrology, Turquoise gemstone relates to wealth and prosperity. Astrologers place trust in Turquoise metaphysical abilities for bringing financial stability in the native’s life. It is believed that wearing Turquoise stone positively effects the wearer’s social status and lifestyle.
Cures Liver & Lung Disorders – Since antiquity, the healing properties of Turquoise is effective for people suffering from kidney, liver or immune relative ailments. Even the new age gem healers place deep faith in Turquoise healing properties for getting relief from diseases like jaundice, tuberculosis, diabetes etc.
The quality of a real Turquoise stone is assessed with the help of several factors such as its place of origin, color, clarity, and shape to determine the best quality Turquoise gemstone.
- Origin – Turquoise mines are present in Iran (Persia), Tibet, Mexico, Arizona, Egypt, Turkey and America etc. In the gemstone market, Persian Turquoise stone is regarded as a highly sought-after origin variety due to its brilliant blue hue, high clarity and waxy to matte luster. According to the experts, American turquoise coming from the popular Arizona turquoise mines and Kingman turquoise mine are also of fine quality. Tibetan turquoise and Chinese Turquoise usually have spider web pattern on the surface (visible matrix) and are therefore used primarily for making fashion jewelry.
Color – In terms of quality, color saturation and tone are the critical factors of Turquoise. Firoza colour generally ranges from light sky blue to deep blue and bluish green etc. According to the traders, the vivid blue (generally found in Sleeping beauty mine, Arizona) or the evenly saturated medium blue turquoise (traded as Persian blue) are considered most liked shades. Some off-shade turquoise gemstones are also available in the market such as Green Turquoise, Purple Turquoise and White turquoise stone etc.
Clarity & Surface Texture – Most of the natural Turquoise stones are nearly opaque with little or significantly visible matrix and spots. Clean, spotless Turquoise is rare to find and quite valuable. Such pieces are considered quite desirable from the astrological perspective. Turquoise from Tibetan region often contains black, grey or brown veins of the matrix that create intriguing patterns on its surface. Spiderweb Turquoise is more common and relatively less valuable.
Shape – Turquoise is considerably durable gemstone (Turquoise hardness – 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale) and is therefore found numerous shapes. The most common are oval cabochons (polished gems with one-sided dome) whereas drop shape, marquise and round Turquoise are relatively rare. Ideally, a well-polished Turquoise in symmetrical shape is considered most desirable.
There are many factors in play that determine Turquoise value in the market. According to the gem experts, the weight of the stone and its overall quality can help a person to determine how much is a Firoza stone price. This comprehensive Turquoise price guide will help you greatly in buying the perfect turquoise within the considered budget.
Currently, Turquoise price in India starts from Rs 350 per carat ($5 approx.) and can go as high as Rs 1,500 per carat ($20 approx.) depending upon the size, origin and quality. Turquoise prices in other countries such as US, UK and UAE may vary depending upon the difference in the supply-demand cycle.
Origin – Based on the location factor, Iranian or Persian Turquoise price per carat remains the highest due to its intense blue color, historical significance and rarity. Being second most popular choice, American or Kingman turquoise value is relatively less. The presence of matrix pattern in Tibetan turquoise leads to a significant reduction in its astrological as well as monetary value. Hence, Tibetan turquoise gemstones are comparatively cheaper and considered best for jewelry purposes.
Color – The clean and consistent blue (sleeping beauty) Turquoise stone is regarded as the most sought-after and well-prized color variety. Generally, the deeper and more uniform is the blue color, higher is the Turquoise worth in the market. These days, the slight bluish-green Turquoise also fetch a good price if the color is distributed uniformly over the surface. Yellowish or greyish-blue Turquoise is regarded as lower quality stones and thus priced at least.
Clarity & Surface Texture – A clean, spotless or matrix-free Turquoise gemstone is rare to find and thus considered most valuable. They are often priced more than those consisting of spiderweb matrix and visible spots. The presence of undesirable spot marks, pits and scratches on the surface often reduce the Turquoise cost dramatically in the market.
Shape – Turquoise rough is often fashioned in smooth, well-polished cabochons (gems with one-sided dome) to enhance its natural beauty and overall value. Because of its fair availability, the oval Turquoise gems are usually cheaper than the Turquoise in perfect pear or round shape.
Carat weight – Weight plays a significant role in determining the Turquoise gemstone price. Due to the scarcity of fine quality large pieces, Turquoise price per carat increases exponentially for bigger size stones (traded as Bracelet size stone) with consistent color and clarity.
Turquoise gemstones are mostly coarse and porous by nature. Being a fragile gemstone, it is often supported with resin patches (Laakh in Hindi) from the backside to increase its durability. It is an exceptable trade practice that doesn’t create any change in the physical and metaphysical properties of the turquoise gemstone.
According to our highly experienced astrologers, the ideal carat weight of Turquoise (for rings) should be 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs). However, if a person is willing to customize the Turquoise in a bracelet (like bollywood actor salman khan), it is recommended to choose a bigger size stone (above 20 carats) to ensure that the Turquoise stone touches the skin properly.
Astrologically, a clean, vivid blue or slight bluish-green Turquoise is strongly recommended. While choosing a Turquoise gemstone for astrological purposes, one should always look for a Feroza or Turquoise stone with minimum visible flaws and good clarity. Persian stones mostly have good color and minimum visible veins or spots. Hence, it can be an ideal choice for people seeking a natural Feroza stone for gaining maximum positive results in life.
At Pinkshop, one can easily find a huge catalogue of 100% natural, untreated Persian turquoise for sale at best prices with discounts.
Basically, one should wear Turquoise stone in silver metal to gain best astrological results. However, one can also wear this gemstone in gold or platinum, depending upon the personal choice and budget. At Pinkshop, we have a fine collection of loose Turquoise stone which we can customize for you in beautiful rings, pendants and bracelets.
Finding a genuine Turquoise gemstone is not easy these days. This is because of the increase in popularity of Turquoise in the international jewellery market and the decrease in its supply. Due to overmining, most of the popular Turquoise mines are already depleted or on the verge of depletion. This has created a scarcity of fine quality, natural Turquoise in the market. Many fraudulent sellers try to dupe the buyers by selling Turquoise synthetic stones at higher prices. So, it is very important to choose a reliable gem store or a trusted Turquoise supplier to make your gemstone shopping secure and delightful. We always recommend people to purchase a Turquoise certified by a trusted, independent gemological institution. This helps to get a written proof of the quality and authenticity of the gemstone you are willing to purchase.
At Pinkshop, we provide natural certified Turquoise gemstone for sale along with FREE lab certified to ensure the quality of your purchase.