Turquoise Unearthed

An Illustrated Guide

Author: Joe Dan Lowry,Joe P. Lowry

Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub

ISBN: 9781887896337

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 74

View: 1915

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.
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Author: Joe Dan Lowry

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423619802

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 9869

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.
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Art of Turquoise

Author: Mary Emmerling

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423616316

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 2025

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.
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Turquoise Jewelry

Author: Nancy Schiffer

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764328435

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

View: 5159

This newly revised 4th edition edition displays a wide variety of Southwest Indian-made jewelry which features the many different colors and types of turquoise, depending on their origins. The turquoise mines in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico are discussed with characteristics of the turquoise found there. Beautiful color photographs show hundreds of examples of Southwest Indian jewelry, dating back over a hundred years and up to the present, with innovative designs. Men's, as well as women's, jewelry is shown to display the many colors and textures of turquoise in belts, bracelets, bolo ties, necklaces, and special pieces of particular beauty. The price guide has been newly revised. *Hundreds of examles of Southwest Indian jewelry are shown *Features turquoise mines in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico *Newlry revised prices
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Mines, Mineral, & Wearable Art

Author: Mark P. Block

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764326424

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 2189

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.
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Totems to Turquoise

Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest

Author: Kari Chalker,Lois Sherr Dubin,Peter M. Whiteley,American Museum of Natural History

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 223

View: 8554

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.
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Navajo Jewelry

A Legacy of Silver and Stone

Author: Lois Essary Jacka,Jerry Jacka

Publisher: Northland Pub

ISBN: 9780873586092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 135

View: 6033

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.
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Turquoise Trail

Native American Jewelry and Culture of the Southwest

Author: Carol Karasik,Jeffrey Jay Foxx

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 215

View: 5637

Explores the gem's history
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Zuni Jewelry

Author: Theda Bassman,Michael Bassman,Gene Balzer

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764323676

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 63

View: 2098

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.
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Skystone and Silver

The Collector's Book of Southwest Indian Jewelry

Author: Carl Rosnek,Joseph Stacey

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Art

Page: 166

View: 2145

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Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

A Guide to History, People, and Terms

Author: Paula A. Baxter,Allison Bird-Romero

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561280

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 242

View: 4505

Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.
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The Great American Turquoise Rush, 1890-1910

Author: Philip Chambless,Mike Ryan

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611394988

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 6244

The Great American Turquoise Rush was the period of the largest concerted effort to mine, process and market turquoise in the history of the United States. It started when traditional markets for the clear sky blue Persian turquoise closed and the east coast jewelers, who controlled the jewelry trade in the United States, were forced from necessity to reappraise the quality of turquoise from the southwest. The efforts to control this new market were begun in New Mexico but would expand into other states. This is the true story of that time, largely forgotten or remembered only from oral tradition.
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Southwestern Indian Rings

Author: Paula A. Baxter,Barry Katzen

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780764338755

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 2986

With a fascinating variety of American Indian rings from the southwestern United States shown in more than 350 color photos, this book provides a design history of these rings, beginning with pre-contact artifacts and continuing through to contemporary artistic innovations. The text surveys key developments in Native American ring design; materials and methods of construction; definitions for historical and vintage rings; master innovators; and the transition from craft to wearable art since 1980. Shortly after the Civil War, Native American artisans began making silver rings set with turquoise, coral, jet, mother-of-pearl, and colored shell, adding lapis, malachite, onyx, and petrified wood over the decades. More recently, artisans began utilizing gold and such non-traditional settings as opals and diamonds, among others. Works by Navajo (also known as Diné) and Pueblo artists are featured, although Apache, Northern Cheyenne, and Sonoran Desert Native jewelers are also included. A guide to valuation issues and resources is offered for collectors.
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Colored Gemstones

Author: Paul Deasy

Publisher: Real Gems Llc

ISBN: 9780982115602

Category: Science

Page: 207

View: 5118

Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.
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Navajo and Pueblo earrings, 1850-1945

collected by Robert V. Gallegos

Author: Robert Bauver,Robert V. Gallegos,Chadwick Tanner

Publisher: Lpd Pr


Category: Art

Page: 113

View: 1745

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Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden

A Memoir

Author: Alexandra Risen

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544636473

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 7497

“A generous, poignant memoir” of loss, family secrets, and a quest to shape something beautiful out of the chaos of nature (Kirkus Reviews). Just as Alex and her husband buy a house in Toronto, set atop an acre of wilderness that extends into a natural gorge in the middle of the city, she learns that her father, a Ukrainian-born immigrant, has died. Her new home’s gigantic, abandoned garden, choked with weeds and crumbling antique structures, resembles a wild jungle—and it stirs cherished memories of Alex’s childhood: When her home life became unbearable, she would escape to the forest. In her new home, Alex can feel the power of the majestic trees that nurtured her in her youth, but as she begins to beat back the bushes to unveil the garden’s mysteries, her mother has a stroke and develops dementia. When Alex discovers an envelope of yellowed documents while sorting through her father’s junk pile, offering clues to her parents’ mysterious past, she reluctantly musters the courage to uncover their secrets. While discovering the plants hidden in the garden—from primroses and maple syrup–producing sugar maples to her mother’s favorite, lily of the valley—she must come to terms with the circle of life around her, and find the courage to tend to her own family’s future. “The land is rife with unexpected delights: a huge, decaying pagoda, underground aquifers, a pond, koi, deer, and all manner of vegetation. . . . As she restores the property and heals her long-troubled soul, Risen paints a vivid and exquisite portrait of nature and its profound significance.” —Publishers Weekly
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Indian Jewelry on the Market

Author: Peter N. Schiffer

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780887409387

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 4594

All of the beautiful American Indian jewelry shown in this book was actually for sale when the photographs were taken with the prices and ranges noted with each caption. The 336 beautiful color photographs demonstrate the excellent craftsmanship in jewelry which is available in today's marketplace and the text presents the variations of style to be exciting.
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A Woman's Book of Yoga

Author: Machelle M. Seibel,Hari Kaur Khalsa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627983

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6506

Interest in yoga is at an all-time high, especially among women. Whether readers wish to begin the practice or are already involved in yoga, this innovative book will help them understand the unique benefits yoga provides for a woman's health and mental well-being. The authors lead women of all ages through the health and life cycles specific to females by illustrating the spiritual and physical advantages of Kundalini yoga, as taught by yoga master Yogi Bhajan. Hari Khalsa applies ancient wisdom to explain how to determine and enhance one's own special relationship with the mind, body, and soul. Using his expertise on women's health issues, Dr. Siebel reveals the scientific basis for yoga's positive effects on the brain. Together, Dr. Siebel and Hari Khalsa create a dialogue of spiritualism and science, elucidating how every woman can reap the rewards of yoga for a lifetime.
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