Turquoise, Water, Sky

The Stone and Its Meaning

Exhibition Website

- May 2 2016

Turquoise, Water, Sky: The Stone and Its Meaning highlights  the Museum’s extensive collection of Southwestern turquoise jewelry and  presents all aspects of the stone, from geology, mining and history, to  questions of authenticity and value.

People in the Southwest have used turquoise for jewelry and ceremonial purposes and traded valuable stones both within and outside the region for over a thousand years. Turquoise, Water, Sky presents hundreds of necklaces, bracelets, belts, rings, earrings, silver boxes and other objects illustrating how the stone was used and its deep significance to the people of the region. 

  • Decorative Arts
  • Indigenous
  • Western
  • Jewelry

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