We have been in the Southwest Turquoise Jewelry business for nearly forty years. We have been a Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal service for over thirty years and know Turquoise value like the back of our hands. We have one of the most historic Trading Posts in the Southwest that we built and have run since 1976 buying, selling, trading and manufacturing Turquoise Jewelry. We own several Turquoise Mines and have cut Turquoise into cabochons for the Turquoise Jewelry industry throughout the Southwest as well as for our own Jewelry production. We know Turquoise value!
We have been dealers of Antique American Indian Artifacts and Vintage Turquoise Jewelry for over forty years. We have purchased important Antique Indian collections from individuals and we have purchased entire Indian Trading Posts as they were closing in the 1970's. We have helped others market their estates and businesses by appraising their Turquoise Jewelry and referring buyers to them as well.
We are seasoned in the Turquoise Jewelry marketplace and Turquoise Jewelry appraising for others, we have worked very hard to get to this point. We have been appraising Turquoise Jewelry and entire Turquoise Jewelry collections for many years now and would be happy to work with you if you need our expertise. Appraising Vintage Turquoise Jewelry takes time on our part therefore requires a fee from you to do this job for you.
Most people that are not from the Southwest and have one or more pieces of Turquoise Jewelry have no idea of Turquoise value. Some Turquoise Jewelry is very valuable and it takes an educated person in this field to detect valuable Turquoise Jewelry. There is also a lot of Turquoise Jewelry that is worth the value of the silver only as it was inferior when it was made and remains the same today.
Knowing the true Turquoise value of your Jewelry is important for many reasons; Insurance valuation, replacement cost, investment value, inheritance settlement, value to sell and for many other reasons. Appraisals are a fee based service that Durango Silver Company offers. Fees range from $36 up, depending on the extent of the appraisals. Verbal and written appraisals are time consuming, we offer a professional service and would be happy to work with you if you would like our services. Please contact John Hartman at [email protected] with your Vintage Turquoise Jewelry appraisal needs.
Below is a presentation we have made for you to understand how important it is for you to get a proper evaluation on your Turquoise Jewelry from an expert.
Durango Silver Co offers Vintage Turquoise Jewelry appraisals as well as appraisals on contemporary and American Indian Turquoise Jewelry.
This is a comparison chart for you to understand how important it is to realize what makes Turquoise Jewelry valuable or not. Here are six photos of low cost imported or fake American Indian Jewelry look-a-likes.
To the left - An imitation Indian Eagle Dancer made of plastic or tin sold in rubber tomahawk stores - the Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value: $5.00
To the right - Turquoise Butterfly Pendant- imported from orient, plastic Turquoise and plated base metal - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value $5.00
To the left - Composite Turquoise Necklace from China - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal Value $5.00
To the right - Copy of Zuni Inlay Jewelry from the orient - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal Value $20.00
To the left - Import Turquoise Necklace from India, most likely imitation Turquoise - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal Value $50.00
To the right - Import Turquoise Pendant from the orient, maybe fake Chinese Turquoise - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal Value $40.00
Below are some examples of real Turquoise Jewelry that is older, but, of low value.
To the left - This is a poor quality five stone Navajo Row Bracelet from the 1960's. It has poor craftsmanship and ugly Turquoise Stones. The value of this piece is about $75.00.
To the right - This is an older, poor quality, Navajo Turquoise Bracelet from the 1960's - 80's. It Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is about $50.00
To the left - This is a older piece of costume Turquoise Jewelry from about 1950. The stones appear to be plastic. The value of this piece is about $30.00
To the right - This is an older Navajo Turquoise Ring of poor quality. It was made about 1960 - 1990. Its Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is about $20.00
To the left - This is a older Navajo Bolo Tie of poor quality with a cracked Turquoise Stone from about 1970. Its value is about Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal $50.00
To the right - A group of poor quality Navajo Turquoise Jewelry that could have been made between 1970 to 1990. The value of the entire collection of pieces is about $100.00
To the left - A beautiful Antique Navajo Turquoise Bracelet made about 1910. It was made from Coin Silver and was hand hammered from an ingot. There are many more factors that make the retail Real Turquoise value of this Bracelet about $2,400.00
To the right - This early Navajo Turquoise Bracelet was made about 1925 and was last pawned at the Fort Defiance Trading, it has the original pawn ticket of 1944. Its approximate retail Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is $700.00
To the left - This is an old hand stamped Navajo Concho from the 1930's that has been turned into a belt buckle. Its retail value is approximately $350.00
To the right - This old Navajo Thunderbird Pin was made about 1930. Its retail Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is about $95.00
To the left - This old Zuni Knife wing Pin was inlaid with Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl and Black Jet. It was made about 1940 and its retail Turquoise value is about $260.00
To the right - This old Navajo Turquoise Ring was made about 1940 and has a beautiful Turquoise Stone. Its retail Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is about $120.00
To the left - This pair of old Zuni Turquoise Earring were made about 1940 and there retail value is about $120.00
To the right - This Vintage Navajo Pin was made about 1950 and has a beautiful Blue Gem Turquoise Stone. Its retail Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal value is about $180.00
To the left - This set of Santo Domingo Turquoise Beads were made about 1930. There retail Turquoise value is about $1200.00
To the right - This Antique Navajo Bracelet was made from Ingot Coin Silver in about 1920. Its retail value is about $900.00
We hope you have enjoyed our presentation on Turquoise Value and have gained some useful knowledge from it. We invite you to learn more about Turquoise and Turquoise Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center to other informational pages that we have written on different topics related to Turquoise Jewelry. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our member base to give away free Turquoise Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends by signing in below. Thank you for reading and learning about Vintage Turquoise Jewelry Appraisal values.
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