Jul 21, 2023
Did you know that turquoise is one of the first gemstones ever mined, dating back to about 6000 BC? Its vibrant color and unique matrix make it one of the most recognized stones worldwide, especially when used in jewelry. Many people adore turquoise jewelry, particularly Native American pieces, for their exceptional designs. What's even more fascinating is that each piece of jewelry tells a beautiful story and represents different spiritual beliefs and traditions within each tribe.
If you have a piece of jewelry like an old pawn necklace with large turquoise stones or a bracelet adorned with coral, lapis, malachite, and spiny oyster, or even a sterling silver belt buckle with hand-etched and hammered design, you might wonder which tribe crafted it. Here are some ways to identify the tribe your jewelry piece belongs to:
Turquoise is often associated with a bright sky-blue color, but did you know that there are many shades of turquoise, some not even blue or green? Native American jewelry incorporates various turquoises with unique characteristics like webbed matrix, veins, or spiderwebs. Depending on the mine it originates from, the stone can have a distinct design. White Buffalo, also known as "White Turquoise," is quite different from others, featuring a white appearance with black marble matrix design.
At Precious Elements, we are here to help you turn your turquoise jewelry into cash. Our experienced staff will evaluate each piece and offer you a fair market price. If you are in the Phoenix area, visit our Chandler location or call 480-659-6984. For those in Dallas, stop by our Murphy location or call 469-366-9611. If you're not nearby, use our chat button, and we'll provide you with a prepaid shipping label to start the selling process.