First of all, here are examples of a sample of turquoise we have available for sale. You can call us and tell us what you desire from the following photographs.
OTHERWISE, PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER WEBSITE: RealTurquoise.com to purchase turquoise!
OR BETTER YET . . . PLEASE VISIT OUR BRICK AND MORTAR STORE IN TUCSON, ARIZONA
A QUICK LESSON ABOUT HOW
TURQUOISE IS SOLD:
Most importantly, turquoise sells by weight.
High Grade turquoise and cabochons sells by the carat or gram.
- 5 carats = 1 Gram
- 1 Ounce = 28.3 grams
- 1 Pound = 453 Grams
- Firstly, low to mid-grade rough turquoise nuggets and chunks sells by the pound or kilo (2.2 pounds).
- Secondly, high grade turquoise and cabochons sell by the carat or gram.
Thirdly, natural turquoise, which is hard enough for cutting or cabbing, is usually more valuable than stabilized turquoise. Most importantly, natural turquoise is typically too soft, and requires stabilizing. Moreover, stabilization adds costs to natural turquoise.
In conclusion, MOST TURQUOISE comes out of the ground with the CONSTANSISTENCY OF CHALK. Surprisingly, it is estimated that 85% to 90% of ALL turquoise is stabilized, and only 10% to 15% is natural. Most notably, stabilization becomes popular in around 1955.
Most importantly, the common method of stabilization consists of soaking turquoise in resins or epoxies for weeks. As a result, these hardeners permeate and harden the stone. In conclusion, stabilizer hardens the turquoise “chalk,” and both deepens and freezes the color.
Consequently, substantial waste takes place when shaping turquoise into cabochon form. Therefore turquoise’s price per pound is considerably less than the price for finished cabochons.
First of all, we are constantly seeking American turquoise to provide to you! In addition, we specialize in turquoise from Arizona and Nevada. Above all, we are lucky to be in the city that hosts the world’s largest gem and mineral show, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. As a result, we are friends with many of the actual turquoise miner’s who extract this beautiful mineral directly from the earth.
In other words, we can assure you that what you buy from us is the real thing! For instance, below are pictures of a sample of our current inventory of turquoise. Most notably, our inventory is always changing, depending on what comes in our door!
In addition, due to declining availability of American turquoise, we also sell turquoise from Northern Mexico. Most importantly, these turquoise mines are just south of Tucson. Consequently, Nacozari and Campitos turquoise is available by the gram.
Hachita Turquoise is no longer available, other than in limited quantities. The picture above features stabilized Hachita Turquoise, ready for cabbing at just 50⊄/carat! THIS MINE IS no longer producing any turquoise!
Natural Kingman Turquoise from a vein found over 40 years ago!
Royston Turquoise Cabochons are just $10.00/gram or $2.00/carat!
#8 Turquoise from Nevada at just $7.50/gram or $1.50/carat!
Firstly, we specialize in Bisbee Turquoise, and our inventory is always changing.
Secondly, these examples may or may not be currently available. We are constantly adding new specimens.
Most importantly, we guaranteed these Bisbee Cabochons to be authentic and are available from $20.00 – $200.00
MOST NOTABLY, THIS MINE HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVE SINCE THE 1970’s.
Drilled Turquoise Beads for jewelry or arts and crafts
Zuni carved animals
Highest Grade Natural Morenci Turquoise nuggets, appropriate size for inlay or crushing. Most notably, the price is slightly less than $1.00 gram!
CONSEQUENTLY, there is no new turquoise available from this mine.
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Above all, we also sell turquoise on our website: RealTurquoise.com!
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