The name "turquoise" comes from the French "turqueise", meaning "Turkish stone", because it was first transported to Europe via a Turkish nation. The colour that we recognize as turquoise was named after this gemstone. Turquoise is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. Turquoise was also used by warriors who fixed turquoise to the end of their bows to insune accurate shots. Turquoise attracts money, success and love. The ancient Egyptians, Mesoamericans, Native Americans and Tibetans have believed in the special powers of turquoise for centuries.