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Author:Bob Gibbons
Sian Pritchard-Jones

Publisher:Pilgrims Publishing

Publish Year:2008

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Gems & Jewelry | Pilgrims Pocket Series


Remarks:Colour Photographs and Index.


Size:102 x 153 mm


Price:USD 1.28

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  • Turquoise...the name conjures up visions of blue, deep blue, sky blue, greenish blue, with the black or grey veins running through it only adding to its attractiveness.

    Turquoise is a beautiful semi-precious stone, and is relatively inexpensive, but there is more to it than its simple visual beauty. Its cultural, religious and medicinal properties make fascinating reading.

    What is it made of? Where is it found? When was it first discovered? Why is it so precious to tribal peoples? How is it mined and processed?

    Within these pages you will find the answers to all the questions you never thought of asking about turquoise.


    Bob Gibbons

    Sian Pritchard-Jones

    Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since then they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal and the Sahara. They work in Kathmandu every winter and always relish returning to the Annapurna region, one of their favourite trekking haunts.

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