turquoise unearthed an illustrated guide

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Turquoise Unearthed

Author : Joe Dan Lowry
ISBN : 1887896333
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Showcasing works by modern jewelers, and featuring the historic Native American perspective, a complete guide to turquoise provides an in-depth look at both rough and polished natural turquoise from more than twenty famous “classic” mines. Original.

Art Of Turquoise

Author : Mary Emmerling
ISBN : 9781423616313
Genre : Art
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Turquoise and silver is an icon of the American Southwest. For generations, people have ogled these gemstones in pawn shops, jewelry shops and antiques stores, looking for a special piece of Native American jewelry that speaks to their heart. Southwest jewelry is now valued and collected around the world. Photographs of collectible pieces reveal what the attraction is about. Whether in shades of pale aqua or deeper aquamarine, blue or jade green, Mary Emmerling reveals that the collector's hunt is about color. And beyond jewelry, the color turquoise appears throughout the Southwest in architecture and decoration. After all, it's the color of calm.

Turquoise

Author : Joe Dan Lowry
ISBN : 1423619803
Genre : Science
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Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world's history, including the Europeans, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Southwest Native Americans. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. This gemstone is displayed in museums around the world, representing the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies. Turquoise focuses on the latest information in science and art from the greatest turquoise collections around the globe.

Skystone And Silver

Author : Carl Rosnek
ISBN : UOM:39015020394956
Genre : Art
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Zuni Jewelry

Author : Theda Bassman
ISBN : 0764323679
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This newly revised book presents the beautiful jewelry of the prolific Zuni Indians of New Mexico, who are known the world over for their distinctive designs. From stone, shell, inlay, and silver, Zuni craftsmen have been developing jewelry forms for more than 125 years. Contemporary makers both reflect the traditional designs and explore new styles, all shown here with many examples. The lovely inlay work for which the Zuni are world famous is shown in all of its popular forms for men and women. 90 brilliant color photographs present hundreds of carefully chosen jewelry forms with a brand new price guide to tempt and delight collectors all over Europe and America. The modern artists are identified and credited with the skillful techniques that produce such exquisite jewelry.

Turquoise

Author : Mark P. Block
ISBN : 0764326422
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Illustrated with over 390 color photos, this book shows turquoise in its natural state, cut, polished, and set into silver and gold jewelry. The turquoise presented spans mines from New Mexico to Nevada, China to Iran. Examples shown by native artists helped make turquoise popular in America. The text discusses the gemstone, its values, and many mines that produced turquoise over thousands of years.

Navajo Jewelry

Author : Lois Essary Jacka
ISBN : 0873586093
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Discusses the history of the Navajos and their jewelry, including the development of techniques, the use of metals and stones and the influence of the trading post.

Totems To Turquoise

Author : Kari Chalker
ISBN : UCSC:32106017796225
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Published to coincide with a traveling exhibition, an exploration of the jewelry art of thirty-nine regional Native American artists considers the ways in which visual adornment reflects cross-cultural traditions, in a lavishly illustrated resource that is complemented by anthropological and historical information. 15,000 first printing.

Turquoise Trail

Author : Carol Karasik
ISBN : UCSD:31822016719478
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Explores the gem's history

Southwest Silver Jewelry

Author : Paula A. Baxter
ISBN : 0764312448
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This beautiful book examines the first century of Navajo and Pueblo metal jewelry-making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1860s, the region's native peoples learned metalworking and united it with a traditon of beads and ornaments made from turquoise and other natural materials. The cross-cultural appeal of this jewelry continued into the mid-1900s, and by the 1950s and 1960s masters created a legacy of fine art jewelry that is prized today.

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