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Turquoise Group Minerals

Turquoise Group Minerals

Turquoise Group Minerals   This can be a broad and difficult subject when we add all the science and all the opinions. I have attempted to group the information in a way that we all can learn a little more about several of the minerals being sold as turquoise and...

A Color Can Be Bottled But Never Contained

A Color Can Be Bottled But Never Contained

A Color Can Be Bottled But Never Contained By Joe Dan Lowry Copyright 3/16/2020In many of my lectures and writings: I have alluded to the Eastern United States, white European influence as the beginning of the Native American’s appreciation of bright blue turquoise....

Turquoise Trade In The Western Hemisphere

Turquoise Trade In The Western Hemisphere

Turquoise Trade In The Western Hemisphere by Joe Dan | Copyright Jan 22, 2020 The Trade of Turquoise in the Western Hemisphere For over twenty five years I have discussed and written about my theory that turquoise trade in the Western Hemisphere is regional. I have...

Is Turquoise Rare?

Is Turquoise Rare?

  Is Turquoise Rare? By Joe Dan Lowry | Copyright Jan, 6, 2020 The answer is yes.Turquoise is one of the rarest gemstones in the world. Rare- (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.(of a thing) not found in large numbers and consequently...

Turquoise Grading Systems

Turquoise Grading Systems

Turquoise Grading Systems By Joe Dan Lowry | ©December 16, 2019   Turquoise is one of the world’s most rare and colorful gemstones. For generations, many people in the gemstone world associations have continued to diminish turquoise’s monetary value and gemstone...

The People’s Gemstone

The People’s Gemstone

The People's Gemstone By Joe Dan Lowry | © December 9, 2019 Turquoise is the only gemstone in the universe that parallels life, culture, beliefs and theindividuality of each person in our world. We are all unique, depending on our looks, opinions andperspectives about...

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