Turquoise Unearthed

Author: Joe Dan Lowry
Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 9781887896337
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423616316
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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
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423619802
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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.

Turquoise

Author: Mark P. Block
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764326424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Zuni Jewelry

Author: Theda Bassman
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764323676
Format: PDF
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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.

Hiking to History

Author: Robert Julyan
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826356869
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With more than 13,000 years of human habitation, New Mexico offers a wealth of historic sites located on vast tracts of land well off the beaten path. As author Robert Julyan observes, not much history has been made from a speeding car, and locations that have to be reached on foot are almost always less altered by parking lots, visitor centers, roadways, or traffic noise. Written for both outdoor enthusiasts and vicarious travelers, Hiking to History describes the historical significance behind these publically accessible sites and includes GPS coordinates to enable readers to find each place. Ranging from the state’s principal Civil War battlefield at Glorieta to the dirt road where a broken wagon wheel led two young artists to settle in Taos in 1898, the scenes provide an up-close experience of the state’s remarkable past.

Navajo Jewelry

Author: Lois Essary Jacka
Publisher: Northland Pub
ISBN: 9780873586092
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Turquoise Trail

Author: Carol Karasik
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN:
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Explores the gem's history

Southwest Silver Jewelry

Author: Paula A. Baxter
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764312441
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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.