Turquoise: Mines, Mineral, and Wearable Art

Turquoise: Mines, Mineral, and Wearable Art

by Mark P. Block
     
 

Explore the fascinating story of turquoise, its history from ancient times to the present, and the influence of native artists in making this gemstone part of popular culture in America. Illustrated are over 390 dazzling color images, this book shows turquoise from New Mexico to Nevada, China to Iran, and all the important localities in between in its natural state

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Explore the fascinating story of turquoise, its history from ancient times to the present, and the influence of native artists in making this gemstone part of popular culture in America. Illustrated are over 390 dazzling color images, this book shows turquoise from New Mexico to Nevada, China to Iran, and all the important localities in between in its natural state, cut, polished, and set into silver and gold jewelry. Detailed text discusses its values and many mines that have relinquished turquoise over thousands of years. This comprehensive guide introduces more information on turquoise than you have ever anticipated or seen before!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764326424
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,388,913
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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