Turquoise Inlay

Turquoise inlay or "Firuzehkubi" combines copper and stone. In this art Persian artists glue pieces of the gemstone on metal surfaces. They cover all surfaces or parts of the metal surface, creating beautiful crafts. The blue and dark turquoise stone is found in Egypt, Mexico, Iran, and the USA and has a fascinating hue that blends with copper.

However, in Iran, the oldest and largest turquoise stone mine in the world is located in Neyshabur, Razavi Khorasan province, in the northeast of the country. This Persian art was produced in Mashhad about 60 or 70 years ago and brought to Isfahan. Today, Firuzehkubi is one of the arts and crafts of Isfahan. The art of inlaying, like many other arts, has a decorative and luxurious aspect.

blue turquoise vases

CyrusCrafts offers turquoise inlay products decorated with genuine Neyshabur turquoise, a gemstone used by Isfahan artists to create beautiful handicrafts called.

Turquoise Inlay Products

  1. Vases
  2. Framed Turquoise Inlay
  3. Lidded Bowls
  4. Tea & Coffee sets
  5. Mirrors
  6. Trays & Plates
  7. Cake/Dessert stands
  8. Sugar Cube Bowls

Health Benefits of Turquoise Stone!

It is believed that this gemstone absorbs all negative energies and evil vibrations around a person. The color starts to change with the negativity in your surroundings. Here are some other health benefits of this fantastic gemstone.

  • Relieving stress and depression
  • Alleviating phobias
  • Boosting mood and attracting good luck
  • Improving eyesight, circulation, and throat health
  • Providing treatment for a wide variety of internal illnesses!
  • Chakra stimulation and activation
  • Relaxation
  • Unleashing your inner power
  • You will get rid of headaches and migraines
  • Epilepsy treatment 

This gemstone is a symbol of peace that improves mental health in many ways, including:

  • Enhancing love, compassion, honesty, and reasoning
  • Protection against negative energy

Raw turquoise stone

3 Fun facts about Turquoise

  1. These gemstones come in a wide range of colors, comprising more than 100,000 shades of blue and green!
  2. No two stones are alike in terms of hue and texture; each is unique as a fingerprint.
  3. Using oxygen is one of the functions of the stone!

Price of the Persian Turquoise Inlaying

Whether you want to buy high-quality, polished turquoise utensils, the essential factor in determining the price is the work's size, order, and accuracy. In general, the bigger the work, the higher its price. Because more materials have been used and it has taken more time to build.

Second, the work should be accurate and well-organized. The Persians are known for their precision in stamping. However, there is little difference between types of stone stamping when it comes to clean work. Overall, prices are around $200 to $2,000 (the final price can vary due to many circumstances such as the grade of the stone, country of production, Etc. For example, gemstones made in Iran and the US have more value than others).

Turquoise Inlay Production

Let's take a look at the steps in making this work of art:

  1. Preparing the copper base: After a designer finishes the layout, the procedure goes to a copper smith to make the base. Then using bending machines, copper objects are given ridges and grooves.

  2. Gluing pieces: The stone craftsman sticks the small pieces of Turquoise, which have been washed with great difficulty and separated by a sieve, with unparalleled artistry and delicacy using lacquer (a kind of glue) and high heat on the desired object, and presses them on the lacquer. 

  3. Polishing and finishing: The product is polished using a diamond blade in this step. Then, it's finished by sanding and coating in a layer of polyester powder to make the copper washable. The final product will be a copper object covered partially with a mosaic of turquoise pieces.

Turquoise Inlay

Fake vs Real Turquoise Stone

How to distinguish authentic art has always been an issue for art enthusiasts. Here at Cyruscrafts, we have identified six ways to tell genuine from fake stone. Here's how to do it:

  1. Try scratching the gemstone with a needle: If the stone is scratched, it is probably plastic. Fine Turquoise can never be scratched.

  2. Check attention to detail: The more meticulous the inlaying, the more valuable the piece. Also, the more pieces are used, the more organized they are inlaid, and the higher the product quality and value.

  3. Compare the stone and glass hardness: Turquoise is more complex than glass so it can scratch it. Use a piece of Turquoise to scratch the glass. If the glass doesn't get scratched or the stone does, then the stone is fake.

  4. Use polyester: Rub some polyester on the gemstone. If the stone is scratched, then it's not really turquoise.

  5. Expose to sunlight: Expose the stone to direct sunlight for a few minutes. If the color doesn't change, it's probably real, because fake turquoise changes in color when exposed to sunlight.

  6. Expose to fire: Hold the gemstone close to a fire. If the stone changes in color, it's not genuine because the fire can't change the color of real Turquoise.

Persian turquoise

Best Turquoise Producers in Iran

In the Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad and Neyshabur are two cities that are renowned for their turquoise inlays. This art originated in Mashhad and gradually found its way to Isfahan. Most turquoise inlay artists today are based in Mashhad, Neyshabur, Isfahan, and Zanjan.

Which countries are the export destinations of Persian turquoise inlay?

Italy, Iraq, the UAE, Germany, Bahrain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Oman, Brazil, Jordan, France, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Canada, the United States of America, Nigeria, and Austria are the destinations of Iran's turquoise inlay export. At CyrusCrafts we hope our expertise, supply, and export capacity can bring more precious Persian handicrafts to the international market. This will further introduce these traditional art forms to the world.

CyrusCrafts specializes in supplying, selling, and exporting handcrafted turquoise inlay products to every part of the planet, especially the US and Canada. We bring unique, one-of-a-kind products that will liven up and individualize your home or workplace, 

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