This example is from Mexico
Weigh 12.7 grams
Measure approx 40mm x 20mm x 10mm
Turquoise is considered to be a bridge between Heaven/Sky and Earth, grounding us while still remaining open to Spirit. Many Native American cultures believe Turquoise helps to connect the mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe, and Turquoise is considered sacred in many Chinese cultures as well.
Turquoise is a strengthening and purifying stone, protecting against environmental pollutants, and is especially good for Sagittarius. Tumbled Turquoise is great for working with the Throat Chakra, to foster honest and clear communication from the heart, and with water and air elements. Enhancing intuition, Turquoise also eases communication between the physical and spiritual realms. Use Turquoise to release old vows, express freely, and ease nerves when speaking in public.
Turquoise has been a prized gem in Mexico for a very long time, probably longer than can be documented. For example, a Teotihuacan mask that might date back as far as 300 A.D. has been unearthed. The Toltec civilization is known to have traded turquoise with northern civilizations in the 8th Century. When the Toltec civilization died out, only to be replaced by the Aztecs, turquoise gained even greater prominence. One of the most stunning pieces in Montezuma's famed treasure (now in British museum) includes a carved serpent that is decorated with turquoise tiles.