How to Identify Turquoise Jewelry

In today's video Mike sits down with Wild Bill to discuss some items that where recently found in a storage unit along with showing some of his amazing pieces. If you are new to Turquoise Jewelry Wild Bill is a wealth of knowledge and it was honor to sit down and have a chat with him.

Here are some key takeaways from today's video

  • Identifying Concho & Butterfly Belt part/pieces
  • Identifying the color of Turquoise
  • Is jewelry worth anything if it is not stamped/makers mark
  • Identifying the style of Sterling Silver Turquoise rings
  • Wild Bill's amazing Jewelry find that he sold for crazy money
  • Understanding Hallmarks
  • What is a massed produced jewelry look like
  • Identifying Zuni Native American Pieces
  • How to spot real Turquoise
  • What is stabilized Turquoise vs a Natural Stone
  • What is the matrix in the Turquoise (host, mother rock)
  • What is howlite Turquoise
  • Using a scratch test to see if Turquoise is real
  • The power of the healing stone
  • Understanding Bisbee Turquoise
  • Spotting craftsmanship vs basic cookie cutter stuff
  • What are slave bracelets
  • The difference between water web vs spider web jewelry
  • Finding turquoise at the thrift stores
  • Myths on confirming Turquoise from specific mines
  • Is Chinese Turquoise real
  • You will find the best deal on turquoise if you do this
  • What is dead pawn/old pawn

Here are some links that are helpful when it comes to Silver Turquoise Jewelry.

Learn more about Charles Loloma

List of Native American Jewelry Hallmarks 

List of Native American Jewelry Hallmarks A to Z

List of Native American Jewelry Artists

Turquoise People - a great website for all things Turquoise

Happy Hunting



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