Turquoise blue derives its nomenclature from the mineral of the same name, turquoise. This name in turn, derives from the 16th century Old French word for “Turkish”, because that’s the entrance route the mineral took into Europe, from the mines of the Khorasan Province in Persia.
The turquoise gemstone has been considered holy by many cultures throughout the centuries as a bringer of good fortune. It is a colour I find very attractive and for that reason incorporated into what I wore on this day, to go around town running some errands. It didn’t bring me that much luck as it started raining later and I was soaked!