Coral y Turquesa
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ZAPPALOG: National Geographic Fall 2012 Online Catalog
Nomadic Himalayan tribes wore their wealth in the form of jewelry--often turquoise, called in Tibetan--that could be easily carried and exchanged. So highly regarded is turquoise in Tibetan culture that the blue of the sky is referred to as ''the turquoise of heaven.''
An Assortment of Jewelry and Ritual Objects**
Tibet | An assortment of jewellery and ritual objects; the lot included: silver Gau boxes inlaid with turquoise; the earrings set with green and blue turquoise; ceremonial spoons in silver with stones; a turquoise pendant; 2 strands of rare tibetan turquoise beads one complete with gau box; a bracelet strung with dzi beads, coral and turquoise; two tinder pouches; a fine multi strand coral necklace with 5 silver filigree pendants and ornate bronze vajra