The original meaning of Turquoise is "Turkish stone" or "stone of Turkey" as it came into Europe via Turkey. It is considered as one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.
It is one of the most versatile of the power stones, which is why Native Americans honor it. Turquoise stone protect you from harm and connects you to the spirit world.
It is also the symbol of friendship: If a turquoise is given as a present by a friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. It also brings peace to the home.
This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it, as it takes on the characteristics of the owner.
Turquoise is also often considered a master healing stone as it balances and aligns all chakras and helps to elevate the energies to a higher level.