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Turquoise The World Story
Picture of BK998, Turquoise The World Story

1 BK $75.00 ($75.00 per BK)


Currently out of stock
Shape: Gemstones
Manufacturer: Gibbs Smith
Manufacturer # ISBN: 1423602897
Description: Title: Turquoise: The world Story of a Fascinating Gemstone
Authors: Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P. Lowry
Publisher: Gibbs Smith, 2010
Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded throughout the world's history, including among the European, Middle East, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Southwest Native American cultures. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. It is displayed in museums around the world, representing prehistoric, historic, and modern society's arts and histories.
Turquoise's history and folklore is laced with mystery and colorful legends about its alluring mystical qualities. Turquoise: The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone represents the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies, and includes examples from the greatest collections in the world. Included are artifacts and collections representing cultures, museums, and individual artists from Egypt, Persia, China, Tibet, Russia, Germany, Italy, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, Southwest Native America, the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Lively stories, new information, scientific methods, and vivid photography combine to capture the romance and passion of one of the world's rarest and most colorful gemstones.
Hard Cover:
256 pages
10.5x12 inch.
Showroom Aisle: 1
Showroom Section: F

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