Known as the stone of cleansing, turquoise is a natural guard against anything that isn’t serving you, your body, or your mind. This bright blue crystal is one of the oldest stones known to humankind, and was used as a talisman by kings, religious leaders, and soldiers. (It got its name when Turkish soldiers, using the stone as an amulet, carried it to Europe.) Perhaps because it was known so early in human history, its use spans many cultures, on all continents. Turquoise brings luck, protection, and power.
This is a particularly good stone to wear or use if you are experiencing trouble with difficult people or stresses in your life. Ideally it would be worn on your body throughout the day to help protect and heal you.
As the stone of cleansing, turquoise is particularly good for releasing bad habits and negative energy. Turquoise is also a calming stone that can induce internal serenity and lift depleted spirits. Not only will turquoise help to flush negative emotions from the mind, it is also said to support detoxification of the body. Because it aids tranquility and protection, turquoise is a great stone to accompany meditation.