If you walk in traditional Iranian Bazaars, one of the things you will attract is precious and semi-precious gems. Among all the rocks in Iran, turquoise has a special place in Iranian culture. Another thing that catches the heart of the foreign tourists is the gorgeous blue rock. You can find precious stone jewelry or buy raw rocks and ask them to make jewelry as you want. Firouzeh Koob is a handicraft which It is made by putting small pieces of turquoise rock into a mosaic on the surface of the dishes, jewelry and decorative objects (from bases to copper, brass, silver, platinum or bronze). Between pieces of turquoise, a kind of dark-colored lacquer is placed. The more complex and ordered Firouzeh koob Dishes are, and the distance between the turquoise parts is less, the greater its artistic value. Today is the center of this art of Isfahan. Neyshabur city in northeastern Iran is famous not only for its wise Omar Khayam, but also for the best turquoise rock in the world. Turquoise from Neyshabur mine are beautifully shaved and used in different shapes in jewelry. These turquoise are also dipped into messy dishes in the form of turquoise art and one of the most unique souvenirs in Iran for tourists.
Turquoise and Firouzeh Koob