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This is an informational page on Turquoise Value and Turquoise Jewelry Value. We have been in this business for over 40 years, our knowledge is vast and we are up to date as we deal in Turquoise Jewelry of all sorts on a daily basis in our Trading Post located in Durango, Colorado USA as well as our online store located at DurangoSilver.com. Our main business in producing high quality Turquoise Jewelry and marketing it to individuals who appreciate top of the line Jewelry from the American Southwest.

This is a complimentary page on Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry values to assist individuals who have Turquoise Jewelry and want to know what it is worth. We are very, very busy conducting our own business and we do not have extra time to assist you in your quest unless you are willing to pay for the limited time we have available. We have created the following pages for you to educate yourself, they have a tremendous amount of factual information that can help you understand Turquoise Jewelry values. We also have provided you with links to other pages with additional information for your knowledge and in addition once you are very comfortable in distinguishing good quality from poor quality Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry, you can go through our online store to find out exactly what high quality Turquoise Jewelry is worth.


Turquoise Value

Turquoise Value and Turquoise Jewelry Value

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Turquoise Value, Turquoise Jewelry Value - There are many factors to consider when figuring out the value of a piece of Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest, the value varies dramatically in Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry. From the type and quality of the Turquoise to the quality, age and maker of the Turquoise Jewelry item, everything matters and makes an impact on the value of your Turquoise or Turquoise Jewelry. It takes an educated professional that has dealt in this field for many years to give you an accurate Turquoise Value or Turquoise Jewelry Value, this is a reasonably small market and
very few are capable of doing this.

The Value of high quality Turquoise Jewelry as well as Natural Turquoise has increased substantially in the past few years, collectors worldwide value quality Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry highly, if you have quality Turquoise or Turquoise Jewelry, it may be worth a substantial amount of money. Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry values are determined by the gemstones and the quality of the Silverwork, however, there is American Indian Jewelry made by certain artisans that can add a tremendous amount of value to a piece.

Most Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry made before 1930 has become highly sought after and collected by many. There are many factors of Antique Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest to take into account: How old it is, what kind and where the Turquoise is from, who made the piece, signature, type of silver (coin or Sterling), how it was made (casted, hand forged from Ingot, bench made), what type of piece of Jewelry it is and many other variables. To get an accurate evaluation, it must be looked at by someone who is truly experienced and is in the know on current Turquoise Jewelry values.

You need to understand, there has been a tremendous amount of Turquoise Jewelry made in the past several hundred years and there is a lot of Turquoise Jewelry being made today. There has been a couple of Turquoise Jewelry booms in the last 50 years when the demand for Turquoise Jewelry far exceeded what could be produced by American Indians, as a result, pure junk, (and a lot of it,) was produced in these periods of time and a large percentage of the Indian Jewelry that people show us is from this time period, . Most of the time the value of this type of Jewelry not worth much more that the value of scrap Silver.

Antique Indian Jewelry

Modern Turquoise Jewelry has basically the same considerations. There are many modern day artists whose work is highly collected and the value of some modern day Turquoise Jewelry can fetch astronomical prices. Like many types of modern Art, the maker of the piece plays an important role in its value. There are many talented Jewelers in the Southwest, Native American Indians as well as Contemporary Anglo, Latino and other artists that are extremely good at making Jewelry. High quality Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry must be evaluated by a professional person that is currently active in the Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry marketplace.

Gold Bisbee Turquoise Ring Turquoise Pendant

Below; Quality Turquoise Cabochons and Rough Turquoise with high Turquoise Value. The Turquoise cabochons as well as the rough Turquoise rocks in the photo below are from the famed Bisbee Mine located in Bisbee, Arizona. There has been a very small amount of this quality Turquoise coming out of the mine by mine robbers since 1976. The deep rich blue color along with the chocolate brown matrix you see in these stones is fabulous and unmatched by any other Turquoise on earth other than altered or fake Turquoise - this is what valuable Turquoise looks like!

We buy high quality Turquoise!

Turquoise Value - Cabochons


Quality Turquoise

Above is an example of quality American Turquoise in the rough and slightly polished.

Turquoise Jewelry and Turquoise Evaluation

Value of our Service – If you think you have a piece of Turquoise Jewelry that may be valuable, it may be a very good idea to find out if it is. John Hartman has been a Southwest Jeweler for over 40 years and has owned a Trading Post for nearly that long as well. We buy, sell and Trade in Turquoise Jewelry every day and we know the values of all types of Turquoise Jewelry very well. We see people let go of Turquoise Jewelry in auctions on Ebay for less than 1/10th of the value, it’s unfortunate to see this happen to people.

Turquoise Jewelry Evaluation Service - We have hundreds of people weekly sending us email asking for a Turquoise Jewelry Value, in fact, it is overwhelming! For this reason we have created a Turquoise Jewelry Evaluation Service. We have several options for you to choose from.

  1. If you would like an appraisal for insurance purposes or otherwise, we provide a detailed letter of authenticity including the type of Turquoise Jewelry item, the Tribal information if it is Native American Indian made, the type and quality of the Turquoise, a detailed description of the piece and a retail value based on the current market.

    The cost for this service is $70.00 for the first piece of jewelry and $40.00 for each additional item.

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Information needed for Turquoise Jewelry evaluation;

  1. One good photograph of your Turquoise Jewelry – Taking a photo of Turquoise Jewelry is fairly easy. The easiest way is to use a digital camera outside in the indirect light. Lay the piece of Jewelry on a white background and take one good photo strait on for our inspection, we will let you know if we need additional photos. Make certain to have a ruler next to the item so we can get an accurate size and dimensions of your piece. If there is a maker’s mark, make certain you get a good crisp picture of it. Look at the photos on your computer screen to make certain they match your piece of Jewelry well before sending them to us. Please do not send us several photos of your item, as mentioned above, if we need additional information to evaluate your item we will ask for it, large photo files jams up our email server and they are blocked as spam.
  2. Give us as much information as you know about the piece such as; When and where the item was purchased, how long you have owned it and anything else you know about your Turquoise Jewelry item.

Note; If you just want to sell your Turquoise or Turquoise Jewelry item and do not need an evaluation, send one photo along with what you want for your item or items to John@DurangoSilver.com. I will respond if I am interested in purchasing your item or items. I buy individual pieces and I will buy an entire estate.

Additional Turquoise Links; Turquoise Jewelry Learning Center, Antique Turquoise Jewelry, Quality Turquoise Jewelry, Turquoise Types and Mines, Quality Turquoise

We hope this page on Turquoise Value and Turquoise Jewelry Value has been helpful to you.