Inlaid turquoise is a kind of handicraft made by implanting small pieces of turquoise stone in mosaic fashion on the surface of the dishes, ornaments and decorative objects with copper, brass, silver or bronze bases.
Turquoise Inlaying on Copper
Turquoise is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise has been devalued, like most other opaque gems, by the introduction onto the market of treatments, imitations and synthetics. Turquoise Koobi is one of the newest arts that the use of turquoise and the art of picking these precious stones and polishing them is called turquoise.
Inlaid turquoise is one of the most beautiful Iranian artworks with a history of at least half a century. Iranian artists use turquoise in various forms of art including calligraphy and handicrafts. In Europe it is called turquoise. And it means Turkish stone, because the Iranian turquoise through Turkey was arrived to Europe. This ornamental stone is used in Italy as one of the most precious stones in jewelry.