Hello all, I have finally completed the page for “gemstones of
Turkey”. www.birdamlasu.com/mycountry Click at “gemstones of
Many people were very interested to know more about the Oltu stone.
I have worked this stone the first time in my life. I was very
excited to see the way it reacted to cutting and polishing. I
identified it as jet. I am sure in the States and many countries have
this stone. In Erzurum the jewellers are using it so much.
I also wanted to tell you that I am a woman. “Oya” means; the
knotting with fine silk tread that is done as embroidery around a
scarve or a handckerchief. What a name it would be for a man…
Please meet me and my family in “my gallery” page.
Kind regards to all from Turkey,