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1714 Commercial Dr
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4A3
Canada

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FAQ

Answers to questions we are often asked.

Q:
How do you know that the turquoise is real ?

A: At Turquoise Kingdom we can draw on over 40 years of dealing with a multitude of different stones. Through our combined experience and working with many experts in the field we can identify whether turquoise is natural, stabilized, reconstituted or dyed

Q: 
How do you know that the pieces are authentic?

A: For our newer pieces we buy directly from the artists or pueblos. For the vintage or Old Pawn items the authenticity comes a combination of observing the wear, the patina, and the hallmarks.

Q:How do you know how old a piece is?

A: Generally by the style, variety of stone, rarity of the stone, patina and hallmark we can roughly determine the age of the piece. 

 

Q: How can you tell the different types of stones (types of turquoise)?

A: Because most of the jewelry we buy is Old Pawn/Vintage we can never 100% verify the origin of the turquoise. However because of our experience in observing many different types of turquoise we can usually make good estimates of the origin of the turquoise.