The color turquoise is the color between blue and green. A stone with that color has been known since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians mined it in the Sinai desert. The ancient Persians and Chinese also used it. It has been used by the Indians of Mexico and the US Southwest since Pre-Columbian times. The present day name of turquoise came into use 4 centuries ago and comes from the French word for Turkish. The pendant bead pictured above has the color turquoise but is made of handcrafted lampwork glass. It can be found at TURQUOISE GARDEN GLASS PENDANT WITH BAIL (beadshaper.com)
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