TURQUOISE got its name from early trade routes - Europeans ended up getting the stone from the Turkish bazaars. Turquoise has been a prominent stone throughout most cultures for thousands of years. It is seen as a symbol of wisdom and nobility.
AZURITE's name comes from the Persian word for blue. The stone itself ranges in color from royal blue to medium green. It was the stone used in Ancient Egypt to create the blue Eye of Horus - a talisman of protection. Ground Azurite was also used to paint the blue robes of Mary in many early Christian paintings.