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.
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.
Paperback: 176 pages
- Author: Mark P. Block
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; First edition (July 1, 2007)
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
About the Artist
Mark Block, proprietor of Mark Block Fine Art and Antiques (www.blockglass.com), is a longtime collector of rocks, gems, and minerals. His collection focuses on varieties of quartz, fluorite, and turquoise.
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