Approximation of Value & Appraisals

High Grade Spider Web Bisbee Turquoise

High Grade Spider Web Bisbee Turquoise

We  (love) turquoise jewelry!

Every week, we sell thousands of dollars of old and new Native Southwest turquoise jewelry, both artist “signed” pieces and “unsigned” pieces.

  • Campitos Turquoise from Sonora, Mexico
    Campitos Turquoise from Sonora, Mexico

An approximation of value and identification of your Native Southwest turquoise jewelry or turquoise costs you only $35.00 per item.  

  1. We offer this service for walk-in clients & over the Internet! 

  2. Just e-mail: 

  3. (A) detailed digital photographs of your piece(s) showing close-up shots of the front and back and any other helpful angles. e-mail: dwightandchristy@gmail.com.                                                                              

  4. (B) measurements of piece (i.e. length of necklace, etc.)                                  

  5. (C) the weight of the piece                                                                                     

  6. (D) any helpful information you might have about the piece(s) history or providence.

  7. I accept paypal payment for this service through my paypal account – which is dwightandchristy@gmail.com

  8. Evaluations usually take from 3 to 5 business days depending on the amount of research required and my immediate work load.

*This service is NOT a formal written appraisal, but is an identification and estimate of value based on 25 years of experience and continuing education through visiting other dealers and their shops, Indian jewelry shows, as well as local and national Indian Markets. We also utilize paid subscription internet sites for the latest information.

Comprehensive written appraisals are also available for insurance coverage or any other reason,  as we are accredited appraisers who are qualified and experienced at writing professional appraisal reports for Native Southwest Jewelry. Contact us for additional information (520) 326-3070 or visit American Heirloom Appraisers.com.

  • We have created turquoise jewelry ourselves!  We have been guests at the Royston mining district and personally mined turquoise. We have also been guests of Freeport McMoran at the Bisbee turquoise tailing piles.  We cut turquoise from the rough stone, shape turquoise for jewelry, and silversmith the finished product.

  • Our 25 years of experience of buying, selling, and evaluating turquoise jewelry is our foundation for your accurate verbal approximation of value.

  • Listed with the Arizona State Museum (University of Arizona) as an “appraisal resource” assures you of our credentials.

  • We regularly attend Native American Indian jewelry shows including the Santa Fe Indian Market each August, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and other local and regional Native American Indian jewelry Shows.

  • We regularly perform Indian Jewelry valuations, either as a walk-in service or internet e-mail correspondence.

Feedback from an internet client (8/17/2015):

Hello Dwight: 

I want to thank you for the wonderfully detailed appraisal of my squash blossom necklace – right down to the details of the maker of the piece. Incredible work! I am astounded!
All the best,
John H.

Feedback from an internet client (3/1/2016):

Thanks Dwight,

that is good news and as always you are great at both providing little tutoring and presenting a simple evaluation in a way that makes sense and is useful. Much appreciated,                                                                                                                                          have a great day!!                                                                                                Jeff R.

Feedback from an internet client 10/19/2016):

Hello Dwight,
 
Thank you, I truly appreciate the detailed information. This has helped me tremendously.
Sincerely,
Connie D.

Feedback from an internet client 10/21/2016):

Thank you very much for your evaluation – we greatly appreciate your expertise in helping us better understand what we have!  Brenden S.

Feedback from an internet client 10/28/2016):
Good Evening Dwight,
I sincerely appreciate your thorough valuation, it is obvious you have knowledge and sources in the turquoise arena of trade.
Victoria M.
Feedback from a recent internet client( 7/17/2017):
Hi Dwight,
Thanks so much for this information.  It’s nice to know that it’s valuable–but even if it weren’t, I would love the pieces both for their reminder of my family history and how beautiful the turquoise is.  
 
I have one question–the turquoise has lasted for many years, but I’d like to know how I can best care for it. 
Karen W.

unnamed-3           Dwight and Christy with Sam Patania

Christy and Dwight practice their soldering techniques under the watchful eye of world renown Master Silversmith Sam Patania at his Tucson, Arizona studio.

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Gold Nugget Test on Dig Wars on the Travel Channel

Gold Nugget Test on Dig Wars on the Travel Channel

Dwight is the featured jewelry and relic appraiser on the Travel Channel © “Dig Wars – Ruby, Az.©” (first aired on July 3, 2013).

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