Turquoise - is one of the most well known and highly regarded gemstones on earth. Turquoise has been mined for thousands of years. Turquoise was widely used by several cultures including the Ancient Egyptians, Tibetans and Native Americans. Egyptian members of royalty adorned themselves with Turquoise jewelry, encrusted their ceremonial headdresses with it and even their sarcophagi. For Tibetans, Turquoise was highly regarded. It has been found that some Turquoise was valued even more so than gold! Native Americans of the Southwest have used Turquoise for thousands of years, utilizing it for a wide assortment of decorations and trading it as a commodity throughout Central and even South America.