Turquoise Mines, Minerals, and Wearable Art, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

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Explore the fascinating history and contemporary influence of turquoise as a gemstone of choice for collectors, artists, and jewelry wearers. Immerse yourself in its history from ancient times to the present, and the influence of Native American artists in making this gemstone an enduring part of popular culture in America. Illustrated with over 500 color images, this updated second edition includes nearly 150 photos never seen before. It shows turquoise from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada, plus Australia, China, and Iran, and the major localities in between. The gems appear in their natural state, cut, polished, and set into silver and gold jewelry. Extensive text details the gems' values and the many mines that have relinquished turquoise over thousands of years.

About the Author

Mark P. Block is the proprietor of Mark Block Originals Fine Art, (blockglass.net) and a long-time collector of gems and minerals, particularly varieties of quartz, calcite, fluorite, and turquoise.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764353642
ISBN-10: 0764353640
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English