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Rare Persian Turquoise


In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, Turquoise has been admired for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. It really does have the right to be named a 'gemstone of the peoples'. For at least 2,000 years in the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death. The substance has been known by many names, but the word turquoise, which dates to the 16th century, is derived from an Old French word for "Turkish", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey, from the mines in historical Khorasan Province of Persia. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as Calais, the Iranians named it "pirouzeh" meaning victory. Persia has remained an important source of turquoise. Architecture, the blue turquoise was used to cover the domes of the Iranian palaces because its intense blue color was also a symbol of heaven on earth. In Persia, turquoise was the de facto national stone for millennia, extensively used to decorate objects (from turbans to bridles), mosques, and other important buildings both inside and out, such as the Medresseh-I Shah Husein Mosque of Isfahan. The Persian style and use of turquoise was later brought to India following the establishment of the Mughal Empire there, its influence seen in high purity gold jewellery (together with ruby and diamond) and in such buildings as the Taj Mahal. Persian turquoise was often engraved with devotional words in Arabic script which was then inlaid with gold. Dornari, due to its origin, has direct access to the biggest mine in Nishabur in Khorasan province. Dornari is working with and making jewelry of real Persian Turquoise for decades, which enables Dornari to assure its customer providing real and genuine best quality of Persian Turquoise. Many Jewelers call most bluish and shiny turquoise as “Persian Turquoise” because of their unique sky blue color, which is a common mistake people usually make. There are too many type of Turquoise such as Arizona, China, India, Tibetan and they worth to use and wear but none of them are Persian Turquoise. Persian Turquoise is Persian Turquoise for centuries and will remain Persian Turquoise.