Turquoise gemstone is found in green, blue and in different shades. The name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey.
The stone turquoise is extracted generally from rocks and water lagoons. The turquoise stone is composed of material, aluminum and copper and these materials are incorporated in the stone by its contact with the water and igneous rocks. In addition to this, the turquoise gemstone is fragile in nature, thus, it can be scratched easily with different metals.
Turquoise is a mineral usually found in association with copper deposits and is sometimes mined as a by-product of copper mining.