Turquoise is a Gemstone that has been used in jewelry for centuries. Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is found in only a few places on Earth. The finest Turquoise is found in Afghanistan, but it is also mined in Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Turquoise was first treasured by the ancient Egyptians who wore Turquoise as protection from evil spirits and as a symbol of power. The Turquoise stone was also ground into powder and used as a medicine. In the 13th century, Turquoise became very popular in Europe, and it has been used in jewelry and other decorative arts ever since. Today, Turquoise is still prized for its beauty and its rarity. Turquoise is a popular choice for rings, earrings, necklaces, and other jewelry.