tur·quoise | ˈtər-ˌkȯiz
A semi-precious stone, known for its true robin's egg blue
Turquoise is very opaque. It is also porous and is predominantly found in desert regions worldwide.
Turquoise was originally discovered in Turkey. Green-hued turquoise can be found in North America. This unique stone is usually cut into cabochons or domes to enhance the natural beauty of the gem.