|Turquoise has been prized by every culture
including those of Persia, Tibet, the Aztecs and Incas of South America, and the East and Far East, where it was
honored as a lucky stone. It has been mined for eons, since at least 6,000 BC by the early Egyptians. The name
turquoise means " Turkish stone " because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey.