Turquoise gemstones have been used in jewellery and other adornments since before 5000 BC, having been sacred to the Aztecs, Chinese, Egyptians, Incas, Native Americans and Persians. Jewellery made from blue turquoise and green or blue-green turquoise gemstones are the most desirable. The name comes from the French word turquoise meaning "Turkish stone".

Over the ages turquoise gemstones have been thought to embody power, self-confidence, wisdom, luck, protection, forgiveness and immortality. Turquoise has been called the Master Healer Stone, bringing powerful healing energies to strengthen the overall body.

Turquoise gemstones are traditional birthstones for people born during December. The turquoise gemstone is also the zodiac gemstone for people born between November 21 and December 21 under the sign of Sagittarius, the archer.

Please see below for our selection of beautiful Turquoise jewellery items.