Turquoise Inlays

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Turquoise Inlay Jewelry

Inlays

Inlaying involves the use of pieces of turquoise, usually polished, to create a decorative pattern. The technique involves inserting pieces of stone to form a pattern or picture. The stones are usually held in place with a setting and a lapidary adhesive cement.

Inlays are often found in turquoise jewelry originating from Tibet.  One common practice is to combine turquoise with other stones, such as coral or lapis; or merge it with shells.


Credits

The image above is of a beautiful Inlay Turquoise Mandala Pendant with Coral and is provided courtesy of Exotic India.


 

TURQUOISE BASICS

Origins of  "Turquoise"
Gemstone Properties

How Turquoise Forms
Color Range
Turquoise Matrix
Natural Turquoise
Treated Turquoise
Turquoise Birthstone

WHERE TURQUOISE
IS FOUND

Australia
China
Egypt
Iran
Mexico
United States
Other Locations

VARIATIONS

Eilat Stone
Faustite Turquoise
White Buffalo Turquoise

FORMS

Beads
Cabochons
Chips and Nuggets

IMITATIONS

African Turquoise

Block Turquoise

Faience Ceramic
Howlite Turquoise

Natural Imposters

Polymer Clay
Utah Turquoise
Vienna Turquoise

TURQUOISE
JEWELRY CARE

Care, Cleaning and Storage

 


Mosaics
Sculptures
Functional Art
 


Books About Turquoise

 

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