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Why the Value of Turquoise is Skyrocketing
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Turquoise is usually a product of dry climates, typically found in Iran, northwest China, the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, and Southwest America. I’m partial to Southwest American turquoise because of the story behind it. Native Americans have valued its beauty and spiritual qualities for thousands of years. They had as many different words for turquoise as there were languages spoken. They believe that turquoise, the “fallen sky stone,” is where sky meets water and father sky hugs mother earth. To them, turquoise is life. It brings happiness, luck, and health. In the 19th century, the American Indians learned silver working...