Tuesday, May 19, 2009
tur⋅quoise [tur-koiz, -kwoiz] –noun
1. Turquois, an opaque mineral. A basic hydrous copper aluminum phosphate often containing a small amount of iron, sky-blue or greenish-blue in color.
2. Turquoise blue. a greenish blue or bluish green.
1350–1400; Turkish (stone), From French turquoise meaning "Turkish"; the original material from the south slopes of the Al-Mirsah-Kuh Mountains (Iran), found its way to Europe via Turkey.
Odontolite. O*don"to*lite\, n. [Odonto- + -lite.]
Odontolite is a turquoise simulant derived from fossil bones, most commonly the teeth of mastodon and other large species of mammals.
-- from www.dictionary.com and www.mindat.org.
Enjoy today's Etsy finds in turquoise! And, follow that link to Odontolite...it's a cool article about bone turquiose and mastodon teeth. Who knew?
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sweettweets (top left)
vesselsandwares, Jeanette Zeis (top right)
Tanis Fiber Arts (middle left)
yumiyumi, Aline Yamada (middle right)
ellecools (bottom left)
ExoticFlavour, Amanda Yu (bottom right)