|THE BEAUTIFUL GEMSTONE: TURQUOISE|
Turquoise is a wonderful gemstone, and
it makes for some really spectacular jewelry. Because we mine and market our own
turquoise gems and silver turquoise jewelry, we want to provide you with basically everything you've always wanted to
know about Turquoise (but were afraid to ask). There are a lot of questions
related to turquoise and turquoise jewelry, and so to cover them with sufficient
detail, we needed
a good number of pages - the result is quite a database of information. Take a look at the topics listed here and you'll likely find
just exactly what you wanted to know about the world of turquoise.
THE HISTORY OF TURQUOISE
IN AMERICA AND ACROSS THE WORLD.
TURQUOISE: IS IT
COMING BACK INTO FASHION?
WHY THE HIGH PRICE OF GEM QUALITY
THE FORMATION AND COLORS OF TURQUOISE.
TURQUOISE TREATMENTS AND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TURQUOISE ON THE MARKET.
THE WORLDWIDE LOCATIONS OR MINE SOURCES OF
COLLECTING TURQUOISE JEWELRY.
TURQUOISE JEWELRY CARE.
TURQUOISE MINERAL FACTS.
|ABOUT NEVADA TURQUOISE.|
We share your love of turquoise and other gemstones and hope you have enjoyed reading these pages just as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you. The natural blue and green beauty of turquoise is really a reflection of the primal beauty of the earth and sky. Maybe we're a tad bit biased since we own our Nevada turquoise mines, but we think the special qualities that so many folks see and appreciate in this fine gem are well justified. More than just a few people are starting to collect silver turquoise jewelry featuring natural gem quality stones, as it continues to be prominently displayed in popular fashion magazines. If you would like to see some photos of our Nevada turquoise mines, and get a feel for what a turquoise mine looks like out in the field, then take a look at our TURQUOISE MINE TOUR PAGE. If you'd like to see our silver turquoise jewelry, or just get a piece of natural Nevada turquoise for yourself, you can take a look here: TURQUOISE JEWELRY If you'd like to see some of the turquoise cabochons that have been produced from our mines, you can take a look at this page: TURQUOISE CABOCHONS
TURQUOISE REFERENCE BOOKS
No matter how much information you have, there is always more knowledge to be gained - some will always want to seek it (and that's a good thing). To that end, I have prepared a list of books and information for those who want to see and learn more. Most of the material presented in the articles above has come from a variety of reference books, many of which would be of interest to the Turquoise aficionado. Here are a few of the best of them:
1. Turquoise, The Gem of the Centuries - By
Oscar T. Branson - Published by the Author
2. Turquoise Unearthed - By Dan Lowry and Joe Lowry - Published by Rio Nuevo Publishers
3. Gemstones of North America, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - By John Sinkankas - Published by Geoscience Press
4. Indian Jewelry Making - By Oscar T. Branson - Published by the Author
5. Minerals of Nevada - by Castor and Ferdock - Nevada Bur. of Mines Special Publication 31
6. Turquoise Deposits Of Nevada - Nevada Bureau of Mines Report 17. (Click on the link - This report is available on line as a free PDF document)
Additional books of interest on all aspects related to the lore and lure of turquoise and turquoise jewelry can be found at the bookstore on our website. We have full selection available for purchase, so check here for more TURQUOISE BOOKS
Thanks for viewing! Come back again soon, as we will be adding to, and updating these pages with new photos, information and articles on the beauty of turquoise as time goes on.
Please note that the author, Chris Ralph, retains all copyrights to this entire document, including the articles linked on this page, and this material may not be reproduced, quoted or copied without permission.
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