Persian Turquoise Collection – Paisley Mirror & Candlesticks

Persian turquoise ( Persian: فیروزه ) may also be called Neyshabur turquoise, named for the locality in which it’s found. The mines are nestled near the city of Nishabur. Named for Shapur I, the second king of the Sassanian Empire. The Ancient Persians considered turquoise to be precious, and to them, its intense blue colour reflected the concept of “heaven on earth.” The domes of their palaces would be covered in turquoise to reflect this belief. This ideal colour reflects the hue found at the very top of the sky, known as Zenith ( Persian & Arabic: سمت الرأس ).

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