Inlaid Turquoise (Firoozeh Koobi)

Inlaid Turquoise

What is the art of Inlaid Turquoise (Firoozeh-Koobi)?

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 more exceptional grades. It has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years was 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. Moreover, it means Turkish stone because the Iranian turquoise through Turkey has arrived in Europe. This ornamental stone is used in Italy as one of the most precious stones in jewelry.

The History of Inlaid Turquoise

The art of Firoozeh-koobi is putting small pieces of Turquoise stone on the surface of dishes and decorative objects. An absolute beauty of the objects will be created after final polishing of turquoise stones. Firoozeh-koobi or Turquoise fixing consists of pieces of jewelry and containers made of metals such as copper, brass, silver, or bronze on which small pieces of turquoise stones are placed side by side with special glue. Firoozeh-koobi is a relatively young handicraft, and the history of it goes back to around 70 years ago. Most Masters of Inlaid Turquoise are from Isfahan.

According to experts, high-quality turquoise is characterized by dark blue color and fewer impurity streaks that are known as turquoise Ajami. To turquoise without streaks around the world is called Persian Grade, no matter where they are extracted. Various types of turquoise are available in different streaks that vary in color from green to dark blue, but the turquoise of Neyshabur with dark blue color is a criterion for valuation of turquoise all over the world, and Neyshabur mine is the biggest turquoise mine in the world.

persian Turquoise Inlaying FirouzeKoobi art
persian Turquoise Inlaying FirouzeKoobi art

Use of Turquoise Inlaying on Copper?

Inlaid Turquoise
• Plate
• bowl
• Jug / Sorahi
• Flower Vase
• Mirror and candlestick
• Photo frames
• Candy dish/candy pot
• Pitcher
• Sugar dish/bowl
• Pitcher
• Jewelry
• Jewelry box

turquoise inlaying firouzekoobi jewellery
turquoise inlaying firouzekoobi jewelry

First, How to Buy a Turquoise Inlaying on Copper?

1- Regarding appearance, the colors and sizes of turquoise gems are as even as possible and uniform.
2- The surface of work should not be uneven having rough parts.
3- Infrastructure has the appropriate level of support.
4-The color of polyester should be transparent, mass, scratch, and bubble-free.
5- Turquoise should not have painted or restored.
6- A piece of turquoise inlaid work will be of more artistic value if the turquoise chips are installed more regularly in close contact, i.e., without space in between.

Inlaid turquoise

Turquoise inlaying sweet dish
Turquoise inlaying sweet dish

Second, How to maintain Turquoise Inlaying on Copper?

• Keep away from sharp things to avoid damaging
• Do not put in moisture
• Keep in a cool and dry place

Where to buy Turquoise Inlaying on Copper?

Armita Handicrafts can supply us with the exalted OF Inlaid Turquoise (FIROOZEH-KOOBI).

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