Turquoise Price Guide

Turquoise Price Guide

This price guide is collected from major online resource and recent turquoise sale price.

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Metrics Conversion:

1 carat (ct) = 0.20 grams (g),  1 pound (lbs) = 453.59 grams (g)

1 gram (g) = 5 carats (ct)

 

 1. Gem grade and rare

The stone can compliment artist and will be good fit for rare metals, like gold or silver work. This type of stones are the top investment quality and very rare. The price can be over $40 per carat. 

2. Very high grade 

The stone are very high quality but not necessarily rare stones. These stones have nice luster, very beautiful, but not as costly. They  are normally $10 to $20 per carat.

3. High to average grade 

A good to average grade are with proper color, matrix balance, etc, cost about $5 to $7 per carat.

4. Average grade

A good to average grade are with proper color, matrix balance, etc, cost about $2 to $5 per carat.

 5. Stabilized grade

A good stabilized turquoise cost about $.4 to $3 per carat, the price of stabilized turquoise most times depend on the metal it is on.

"Turquoise is considered a precious stone. At one time in history superior specimens were valued by weight, more than gold. Today it ranges from a few cents per carat to over $50.00 per carat for a superb gem stone." 

"In conclusion, there is allot of natural turquoise still on the market today Just be aware that most of it is from currently operating mines. Such as some of the Chinese and our own Morenci mine. These are still relatively inexpensive. Somewhere between $2 and $5 per carat. Perhaps a good investment for the future."

The average quality turquoise cabochons are normally sold at price of $3 per carat, which is $15 per gram.

 

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How the Quality of Turquoise Affects Its Use in Jewelry -- by Lee Anderson

The gemstone -- turquoise