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Colour Turquoise

The meaning of the colour turquoise is open communication and clarity of thought.

Turquoise is a blend of the colour blue and the colour green, and has cool and calming attributes. The colour turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.

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Tints of turquoise colour have a sweet feminine feel. Darker shades of turquoise, such as teal have a more sophisticated feel. Variations of turquoise, which often is used to represent water, also is referred to as aqua and aquamarine.

Turquoise is a valuable mineral that is often use for jewellery, especially in the American Southwest and Middle East. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets and in many ancient cultures was a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Turquoise was associated with connections to the spiritual world, psychic sensitivity, and protection from harm and negative energy.

The Gemstone
The turquoise gemstone is the symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home and good fortune to the owner. The turquoise stone is believed to carry with it great truth and wisdom inside it. The turquoise gemstone is a stone that represents self-realisation and is an aid in analytical thinking as well as creative energy.

The name turquoise means “Turkish Stone” as it came to Europe from Turkey. The best quality turquoise comes from Iran. Today, the majority of the turquoise gemstones come from the United States and Mexico.

The colour turquoise has healing properties that affects the mind and the body. Turquoise is believed to help neutralise over acidity, increase growth and muscular strength, and alleviate gout, stomach problems, viral infections, rheumatism. Turquoise also is believed to be an anti-inflammatory that also helps to enhance communication skills, and calm the mind and body.

Too much turquoise can cause one to become over analytical, fussy, and egocentric, allowing one to let logic guide decision-making. Too little turquoise can cause one to become secretive, closed off, confused, sneaky, and even paranoid.

Additional words that represent different shades, tints, and values of the colour turquoise: teal, ultramarine, blue-green, aqua, aquamarine.

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For those of you living in the Northern Hemisphere, the first signs of autumn have already started. The afternoon light has moved to more golden tones, the air is chillier, and branches are tinged with new hues and spiders webs. This is the season full of colour, apples, conkers, and a carpet of crunchy leaves.

The images here are inspired by the colour palette of autumn.

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