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Turquoise price?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deadmanglocking, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. deadmanglocking

    deadmanglocking

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    Anyone know if there is some sort of standard price for turquoise like there is silver etc.. I have a piece of sterling jewelry that has a large chunk of turquoise in it that the wife doesn't want anymore. I was going to take it to sell the metal but don't know if I should pull the stone or leave it to up the weight. When I have done this before with cheaper pieces I always leave the stones and they weigh them into the price. I'd hate to just give away a piece of turquoise if it's worth more to take it out.

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  2. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    I'd take it to several reputable jewelers to see what they offer.
     

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    My wife buys pieces in bulk online for her art, it's expensive like that, but an individual piece isn't worth much at all.
     
  4. deadmanglocking

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    I'd say it is the size of an almond in length and about 2x as thick.


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  5. MrsKitty

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    What it's worth will depend on several things such as was it heat treated, dyed, stabilized and so forth. Is it really turquoise or is it something like dyed magnesite?

    Generally, turquoise is not usually worth a lot now. Don't get your hopes up.
     
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  6. deadmanglocking

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    It is real turquoise, I didn't figure it was worth a lot of money just trying to maximize the money from the piece. I figure there is 75-80 bucks in silver in it so I'll prob just leave it in and go buy some ammo with the cash.


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  7. Zonny

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    Wait a cotton-pickin minute!! This is your wife's jewelry, and you're gonna go sell it and buy some ammo? :shocked:

    There's a sucker born everyday. Send me her Email. I'll pick her out a nice pair of shoes. :wavey:
     
  8. deadmanglocking

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    Lol she has PLENTY of shoes. She put it out in the garage sale this weekend and I snagged it because I knew it was worth more than the $5 she put on it. Don't worry I'll buy her some ammo to..


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  9. tazbigdog

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    Heck, I'd give you $10 for it!:cool:
     
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    Foxterriermom No place like home

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    Post a pic of it if you would. I would really like to see it.
     
  11. deadmanglocking

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    I'll try to post one tomorrow. It's really not anything special. It's just a 3 band sterling bracelet with a chunk of turquoise in the middle. I think it's prob from the late 70s or early 80s. We don't even know where we got it. Prob picked it up in a yard sale or something for 2-5 bucks.


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