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Vitality Restoration and Strength

The original definition of 'Turquenite', as used in lapidary and mineral trade since the 1970s is as an artificially-coloured blue variety of Howlite or Magnesite dyed to resemble Turquoise and sold as a (fake) gemstone, often as tumbled stones. It is not suitable for carving (usually) as the dye does not often penetrate deep into the stone.

Confusingly, since 2004 the name has also been used by an American company to denote any mineral that has been subject to a process that the manufacturers call the "Eljen Process" which claims to make soft stones such as Turquoise harder and have more vibrant colours than in their original untreated state. Unlike the original 'Turquenite', this 'Turquenite' is apparently suitable for carving and lapidary use.

The American company has applied for a US trademark for the name 'Turquenite', however, it remains to be seen whether the prior-use of the name as a dyed howlite/magnesite material will prevent the trademark being granted.

Some of the Howlite gemstones feature translucent crystals on top of the nodules making easy to absorb dyes well. People make use of this attribute to emulate red corals, turquoise and other minerals.

This explains why howlite can easily mimic turquoise. Many native American jewellery styles are incorporated with the use of the Howlite stone instead of the traditional gems. This procedure has become popular because dyed Howlite as a substitute for red corals brought happiness to environmental activists, reduced the harvesting of red corals, lessened underwater ecosystem damages. Moreover, pieces made from howlite is less expensive than those made from original turquoise or red coral. Furthermore, professionals can hardly identify howlite made jewellery as unauthentic.

Turquenite has all the properties of howlite, be it physical or metaphysical, and some of the additional properties due to its blue colour. Because it is Howlite, it has properties of decreasing and overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, pain and rudeness, increases subtlety and tact.

It can calm down your own anger or one that is directed at you.

Turquenite helps in speeding up success as well as provides stamina for envisioning the projects.

Turquenite helps restore depleted vitality and lifts sagging spirits. It relieves stress and brings the focus back to the centre heart. It is empathetic and balancing, helping one to recognise the causes of happiness and unhappiness and to master them.

It is a protective stone for people who are trying to achieve greater success in life.

Turquenite is a strengthening stone, useful for exhaustion, panic attacks and depression. This stone assists in problems of the brain, eyes, neck or throat. It is helpful to the respiratory system and aids in healing lung disorders and allergies.

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