Hello, my name is Maxim.  My favorite color is turquoise and I’d like to share with you some interesting facts about it.

Turquoise is a color composed of blue and green. The name for the color turquoise comes from the gemstone of the same name.

The name turquoise means “Turkish Stone” as it was originally imported to Europe from Turkey. The best quality turquoise comes from Iran. Today, the majority of the turquoise gemstones come from the United States and Mexico.

The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573.

The color turquoise is associated with meanings of

  • refreshing
  • feminine
  • calming
  • sophisticated
  • energy
  • wisdom
  • serenity
  • wholeness
  • creativity
  • emotional balance
  • good luck
  • spiritual grounding
  • friendship
  • love
  • joy
  • tranquility
  • patience
  • intuition
  • and loyalty.


Turquoise has connotations of healing and protection, that’s why it is often used to decorate medical facilities, particularly those that treat patients with mental illnesses.

The color turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word.

In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability.

Too much of this color in your life may give you an overactive mind and create emotional imbalance, making you either over-emotional or non-emotional.

Too much turquoise can cause one to become over analytical, fussy, and egocentric, allowing one to let logic guide decision-making. Too little turquoise can cause one to become secretive, closed off, confused, sneaky, and even paranoid.

A negative effect of turquoise is that it can cause people to be too aloof and to hide their emotional reactions.

“The Turquoise” is slang for the waters of the Caribbean. In the sunlight these waters look turquoise because they are shallow.

For illustrators and designers, turquoise is used to evoke a subtle variety of emotions and moods, from its lighter shades that inspire a sweet, pleasant feel to the darker shades that drift toward teal and convey a lively sophistication.

The Turquoise Gemstone

Turquoise is one of the world’s oldest gemstones and has been used in jewelry for thousands of years, especially in the American Southwest and Middle East.

In ancient times, turquoise was a mineral that was highly valued for its remarkable color. The stone has been associated with spiritual and religious beliefs throughout its history. It has been used in the Middle East to decorate domed buildings, such as mosques. Native Americans of the American Southwest mastered the art of jewelry made with turquoise.

The stone is often paired with silver for a striking look.

Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets and in many ancient cultures was a symbol of wealth and prosperity.


Turquoise was associated with connections to the spiritual world, psychic sensitivity, and protection from harm and negative energy.

The turquoise gemstone is the symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home and good fortune to the owner. The turquoise stone is believed to carry with it great truth and wisdom inside it.

The turquoise gemstone is a stone that represents self-realization and is an aid in analytical thinking as well as creative energy.

Turquoise is the traditional birthstone for the month of December. The turquoise color and gem stone represent Sagittarius.