Polished and cut turquoise

Polished and cut turquoise

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polished and cut turquoise. Four different examples of worked turquoise. Turquoise (hydrated copper aluminum phosphate) is widely used in jewellery. It has been used for thousands of years, since at least the time of the Ancient Egyptians.

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