There are deposits of Turquoise in many countries, but almost no group of people warship Turquoise the way that the Tibetan people do. These peoples not only make Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry, they also braid it into their hair, use it in spiritual altars, sew it into clothing, and more. Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry is made by Tibetan peoples in general, however some in the past some western traders have had connections to export this gorgeous natural gemstone from Tibet so that other artisans can use it for their Turquoise Jewelry. Today it is very hard to find genuine Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry. Most of the jewelry you will see on the market today claiming to have Tibetan Turquoise in it actually uses Chinese Turquoise. Below You will see many examples of jewelry made with geunine Tibetan Turquoise.
Above to the left is a beautiful Blue and golden brown spiderweb Tibetan Turquoise Bead Necklace. This amazing gemstone bead necklace is a wonderful example of high grade natural Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry produced in the United States of America. You can see that the vivid blue Turquoise rivals Turquoise from any other location and the matrix is equally fabulous. Above to the right is a beautiful Tibetan Turquoise nugget bead necklace made by a Tibetan artisan. Again, look at the amazing grade of this natural Turquoise. This is a good example of a genuine piece of Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry that Tibetan person would wear on a daily basis.
Above to the left is a gorgeous handmade Sterling Silver by Dillon Hartman with top gem grade natural Forest Green Tibetan Turquoise. This is fine example of some of the natural Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry we make here at Durango Silver Company. The stone in this Sterling Silver ring is really awesome and very indicitive of Tibetan Turquoise. Look how around th matrix the Turquoise is sky blue, but the majority of the gemstone is a beautiful forest green. Above to the right is a handmade Sterling Silver dinner ring for men by American Jewelry artisan John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. This is a rare example of natural Tibetan Turquoise as it is lime green and features amazing black spiderweb matrix. It is hard to find blue Tibetan Turquoise but even harder to find lime green Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry.
Above to the left is an amazing sky blue and black spiderweb Turquoise ring. This handmade Sterling Silver ring is simple and keeps the focus on the amaing natural gemstone. This is a wonderful example of modern Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry made by Durango Silver Company. Above to the right Southwestern style handmade Sterling Silver belt buckle with top gem grade natural spiderweb Tibetan Turquoise. This natural gemstone is a blazing sky blue with black spiderweb matrix. This piece was handmade by John Hartman.
Above are two examples of handmade Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry by John Hartman. You can see the many different artistic stylings of Mr. Hartman. Although is more famous for his filigree work, he is just as accomplished at making contemporary inlay jewelry. Above to the right is a wonderful blue to green fade Tibetan Turquoise cabochon set in a fancy, filigree, Victorian style Sterling Silver cuff bracelet. This type of Tibetan Turquoise is hard to come by. Above to the right is an awesome Sterling Silver cuff bracelet with 12 hand cut and inlaid high grade spiderweb Tibetan Turquoise gemstones. Turquoisedoes not get better than this.
Tibetan Turquoise is mined in the Himilayas, it is usually blue-green to green in color, clear blue that is found in American and Persian
Himilayan people value Tibetan Turquoise and Turquoise Beads for its powers, it is the most prized stone among the Tibetan people. To the Tibetans, Turquoise is viewed as the sky stone, brought to earth from the heavens above. Turquoise has been has been a important religious stone used by the Tibetans since 1000 B.C. or earlier.
As Tibetan people age they keep trading up their Tibetan Turquoisefor larger and more beautiful pieces to their eye as they feel the bigger the stone and the higher the quality it is, the more power their Turquoise has for them. Turquoise is highly appreciated by Tibetans not only for preserving the family wealth but also for its ritual and medicinal purposes. "Gyu" (pronounced "yu") is the name for Turquoise to the Tibetans, it is indigenous and they feel knowledge from the mineral comes from within the Turquoise and not through outside influences. In other words, Tibetans feel that Turquoise Stones have many powers and values within the stone itself. Tibetan people call it Turquoise, not a Turquoise Stone or a Stone - they believe Turquoise is a thing distinct in itself. An inspiration to all Tibetans is that there are no two Turquoise Gems alike, each gem is a vibrating essence of atoms and is a phenomenon distinct in itself!
Most Tibetans wear pouches or other items hung from their necks or attached to some other part of the body,
the objects are embellished with Tibetan Turquoise. Most Tibetans also adorn their homes with prayer-wheels, musical pieces, bells, vases and other artifacts that are inlayed or decorated with Tibetan Turquoise. Turquoise plays a major part in most every family throughout the Himilayas and is worshiped for its beauty as well as its spiritual values as an absolute way of spiritual life.
There are four sources of Tibetan Turquoise; The finest material comes from an area in the Gangschan Mountains of Ngari-Khorsum in Western Tibet. Another area is in the region between Lhasa and the China-Tibetan border near the town of Chamdo which is about 400 miles north-east of Lhasa. There is another location at Draya to the west of Bathang, and the fourth area is in the mountains of the state of Derge in Eastern Tibet.
Here are two pieces of Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry that is typical of the Jewelry that is made in Tibet. The box on the left is embelished with clusters of Turquoise to make a geometric mosiac design. Tibetan Turquoise Boxes like this are worn arround the neck by Tibetan and Nepalese people. The Tibetan Turquoise Pendant on the right was made in Tibet and has red coral accenting the Turquoise pendant.
Tibetans love the Turquoise and Red Coral combination as they believe in Chakra which is related to the colours of life. They believe Red Coral and Turquoise are opposite spectrums of colour. Life is influenced by colour which has an effect on the way we think and feel in our daily life. Opposite colours enhance our lives and make us feel good. On the right is a pair of Tibetan Turquoise Earrings, although half way around the world with no common relation to each other, it is interesting how much Tibetan turquoise Jewelry resembles American Indian Turquoise Jewelry.
This vessel, inlayed with Turquoise is typical of what you may see in a home in Tibet or in the Himilayas. Native Peoples from this part of the world worship Turquoise and feel it protects them from evil and keeps them in good health and harmony in life. The Tibetan Turquoise Beads on the right are Tibetan Turquoise and made into beads in Tibet. Tibetan Turquoise Beads like this have been worn by Tibetans and Himilayans for well over 500 years.
Durango Silver Company respects the beliefs of the Tibetans and Himilayans and have some of the same beliefs ourselves. We do believe Turquoise is a very spiritual gemstone and should be respected. We have been collectors, dealers and consumers of Turquoise ourselves and we are honourable about our business of producing high quality authentic Turquoise Jewelry and offering it to our friends and clients. We are proud to be able to offer some genuine Tibetan Turquoise Jewelry along with our American Turquoise Jewelry.
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