Monday, October 21, 2019
7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA
The History of Turquoise
The Sequoia Gem and Mineral Society will be presenting a talk on the history of turquoise, from antiquity through the present day. Turquoise has been found in crypts dating from the First Dynasty in Egypt, more than 7,000 years ago.
From the days of the Pharaohs, turquoise has been a highly sought after and prized gem stone. The Aztec Indians of Central America highly valued turquoise and traveled to the American Southwest to find it.
We will talk about: