Turquoise was used in some of the earliest jewelry known to man. Pharaohs in Egypt have been unearthed wearing turquoise jewelry that date back to 55oo B.C.
Native Americans in the southwest called turquoise "Chal-cui-hui-ta" which means "The highest and most valued thing in the world."
They believed the blue represented heaven and the green earth.
Turquoise was considered by some as a symbol of good fortune and success.
It was also believed to bring prosperity to its wearer.