25 Rarest and Most Valuable Turquoise Worth Money

Boasting blue-green to sky-blue colors, turquoise has been prized by different cultures for more than 5,000 years.

Today, the most valuable turquoise color is an intense, even, medium blue—in the trade industry, this color is referred to as sky blue or egg blue. The source of this color is in Iran’s Nishapur district—for this reason, it is often referred to as “Persian Blue.”

The prices of turquoise tend to sit between $1 and $10 per carat, but can reach $1000 per carat for top-quality turquoise. In most cases, the real and rarest type of turquoise can be worth more than gold. When used with other valuable materials to produce jewelry, it is not uncommon for the jewelry to be worth from $20,000 to over $500,000, depending on demand and the materials used.

If you are wondering what is the rarest turquoise, this guide will look at the 25 most valuable turquoise. Read on to figure out the amount to pay when you are out shopping for stand-out turquoise.

What Is The Rarest Turquoise?

This is a common question asked by collectors. Currently, the Lander Blue Turquoise is the rarest and most valuable turquoise. A small pocket of about 120 to 160 pounds of the Lander Blue Turquoise was extracted from a small pocket in Lander County, Nevada.

Featuring a rich dark blue color and a jet-black matrix, the blue Turquoise is like none other that has been found in the world. High in demand, the Lander Blue Turquoise tends to fetch some of the highest prices.

25 Rarest and Most Valuable Turquoise

S/N
Name
Cost
1. 
Squash Blossom Turquoise Necklace
$328,967.68
2. 
Turquoise Iran’s Khorasan Blue Rock Gemstone
$218,500
3. 
Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Turquoise Bracelet
$130,000
4. 
David Webb Turquoise Chimera Bangle
$127,500
5. 
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Turquoise Enamel
$95,000
6. 
Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Necklace Paper
$85,500
7. 
David Webb Turquoise Ring
$54,600
8. 
Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Cabochons
$50,000
9. 
Turquoise Pendant Amulet Necklace
$44,447
10. 
Asprey Turquoise Necklace
$39,500
11. 
Navajo Turquoise Silver Bracelet
$39,038
12. 
French Turquoise Necklace
$38,000
13. 
Georgian Turquoise Garnets
$35,000
14. 
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Iconic Narrow Turquoise Bracelet
$35,000
15. 
Turquoise Ring Earrings
$31,500
16. 
Tiffany & Co. Turquoise Picasso Set Earrings
$30,000
17. 
Brisbee Turquoise Specimen
$29,830
18. 
Grisogono Turquoise Bracelet
$29,640
19. 
Spinderweb Turquoise Rough Specimen
$29,500
20. 
Turquoise Bracelets Pendant Brooch
$29,500
21. 
Bakelite Turquoise Estate Bangle
$27,500
22. 
Nevada Turquoise Zuchi Concho Belt
$27,020
23. 
Ambrose Roanhorse Turquoise Cuff bracelet
$26,000
24. 
Coco Chanel Turquoise Necklace Earrings Set
$25,000
25. 
Turquoise French 1950s Bracelet
$22,000

1. Squash Blossom Turquoise Necklace

Squash Blossom Turquoise Necklace
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One of the most sophisticated Jewelries, the Squash Blossom Turquoise Necklace is currently selling at $328,967.68 on eBay. While it is easy to assume that this is an extremely high price, interestingly, the necklace already has 5 people waiting to buy it.

The necklace uses fine silver with a purity of .925 as the base metal and has turquoise as both the primary and secondary stones. The necklace is listed as vintage and although it has been pre-owned, the seller indicates that it is still in its best shape.

2. Turquoise Iran’s Khorasan Blue Rock Gemstone

Turquoise Iran’s Khorasan Blue Rock Gemstone
Source: ebay

If you have over $200,000 to spend on the most valuable turquoise, then this piece might just be perfect for you. A pure gemstone, this most valuable turquoise feature 38,250 carats of jeweler turquoise. According to the seller, this turquoise is from Iran’s Khorasan region.

The gemstone is 7 inches wide, 5.5 inches high, and has a length of 9 inches—this makes it a huge jewelry stone. For you to add this rarest type of turquoise to your collection, you will need to spend $218,500. The seller notes that the gemstone is in a like-new state and does not have any signs of damage.

3. Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Turquoise Bracelet

Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin Turquoise Bracelet
Source: ebay

Chances are, you do not want to just spend money on the most valuable turquoise and then pay more money to turn it into jewelry. If this is the case, then this jewelry might be perfect.

The bracelet will set you back $130,000. However, for this amount, you will get more than just the rarest turquoise—you will also get diamond as the secondary metal. The jewelry boasts 127 carats of Persian turquoise and has 22.26 carats of diamonds.

4. David Webb Turquoise Chimera Bangle

David Webb Turquoise Chimera Bangle
Source: ebay

Although this piece has been pre-owned, you will be getting an excellent piece from David Webb. The bangle combines several metals to give you value for the $127,500 you will spend on this turquoise jewelry.

The main stone is turquoise while the secondary stone is made up of 151 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing about 7 carats in total. To make things even more interesting, the David Webb Turquoise Chimera Bangle features 18k gold as the base metal.

5. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Turquoise Enamel

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Turquoise Enamel
Source: ebay

Need to get the rarest type of turquoise on a piece of high-quality jewelry and your goal is to spend less than $100,000? The Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Turquoise Enamel might be a good option—currently, this piece is selling at $95,000 on eBay and already has 22 people interested in purchasing it.

The jewelry has turquoise as the main stone and 19 carats of diamonds as the secondary stone. You will also get yellow gold as the primary metal and platinum 950 as the secondary metal. Produced by Tiffany & Co., the jewelry is worth its listed value on eBay considering the materials that have gone into its production.

6. Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Necklace
Source: ebay

How does having the most valuable turquoise around your neck sound? This necklace connects 20 Alhambra turquoise stones with a string of 18k yellow gold to create an attractive necklace.

Although the necklace has been owned by someone else in the past, it is in mint condition—this means that it does not have any signs of wear and tear. To get this necklace around your neck, you will need to pay $85,500. Interestingly, however, ten people were already in the process of purchasing this necklace by the time we checked its listing on eBay.

7. David Webb Turquoise Ring

David Webb Turquoise Ring
Source: ebay

If you would rather have the rarest type of turquoise on your finger, this David Webb Turquoise Ring may be ideal. Currently selling at $54,600 on eBay, this unique ring combines the most valuable metal and stones to give you a piece of stand-out jewelry.

The main stone on the ring is turquoise while you also get a 19-carat diamond as the secondary stone. The ring also comes with 18k white gold to keep things interesting.

8. Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Cabochons

Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Cabochons
Source: ebay

If your goal is to get a collection of the most valuable turquoise, this option may be for you. Currently selling on eBay at $50,000, this collection gives you a large number of small turquoise stones that you can use in a wide variety of jewelry.

While $50,000 might seem like a slightly high price, buyers on eBay think that this is more than affordable. When we checked the listing, it was interesting to see that the product already had more than 24 interested buyers.

9. Turquoise Pendant Amulet Necklace

Turquoise Pendant Amulet Necklace
Source: ebay

If you are wondering what is the rarest turquoise in green color, this interesting pendant may be the ideal answer. This vintage and handmade pendant boasts green turquoise.

To make things more interesting, the pendant also gives you 20K yellow gold. To get this piece, you will only need to spend $44,447.

10. Asprey Turquoise Necklace

Asprey Turquoise Necklace
Source: ebay

Appearing on the market for the first time in the 1970s, there is no doubt that this vintage piece has been pre-owned. However, the good news is that it is still in perfect condition, without even a sign of damage.

With Asprey as the manufacturing brand, this turquoise necklace boasts 18k yellow gold as the base metal. You get turquoise as the main stone and white diamond as the secondary stone.

To get this piece, you will need to spend about $39,500 on eBay. When we checked the listing, 38 people had already made their purchase offers—this suggests that the piece is in high demand.

11. Navajo Turquoise Silver Bracelet

Navajo Turquoise Silver Bracelet
Source: ebay

Weighing a whopping 719 grams, this Navajo Turquoise Silver Bracelet is not just one of the most valuable turquoise—it is also one of the biggest. Featuring turquoise as the primary stone, the jewelry also boasts a thick, sturdy, silver shank cuff—interestingly, the cuff boasts a metal purity of .925.

The pre-owned, vintage piece is still in perfect shape according to the seller. Currently listed on eBay at $39,038, the piece has 276 people who are interested in buying it. This indicates the piece boasts a high demand.

12. French Turquoise Necklace

French Turquoise Necklace
Source: ebay

Weighing 177 grams, this necklace is 17 inches long, 0.8 inches wide, and 0.5 inches deep. The necklace boasts sky blue turquoise as the main stone and has 3 carats of diamonds set in platinum as the second stone. These stones perfectly blend on 18K yellow gold.

The seller notes that the necklace has been owned by someone else in the past. However, the piece does not feature any signs of damage. If you would like to add this to your list of the rarest type of turquoise necklaces, you will need to invest $38,000 in the piece.

13. Georgian Turquoise Garnets

Georgian Turquoise Garnets
Source: ebay

This piece has been around for more than 100 years—this puts it in the antique category. According to the seller, the valuable turquoise piece is from the Georgian era and was most likely produced pre-1837.

The piece has the rarest turquoise as the main stone and boasts 15k yellow gold as the main metal. Produced in the United Kingdom, the necklace is currently listed on eBay for $35,000. Interestingly, even at a price that seems high, the piece already has 89 people who are interested in purchasing it.

14. Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Iconic Narrow Turquoise Bracelet

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Iconic Narrow Turquoise Bracelet
Source: ebay

Boasting 18k gold as the primary metal, this piece also has bronze as the secondary metal. The round bangle by Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger boasts a sky blue turquoise as the main stone and a bezel-style setting.

The seller notes that the piece is in excellent condition and the turquoise does not show any signs of discoloration. Boasting an enamel in perfect condition, the piece is currently listed on eBay for $35,000. The fact that 23 people have already offered to purchase this piece indicates it is currently in high demand.

15. Turquoise Ring Earrings

Turquoise Ring Earrings
Source: ebay

Created by the Horovitz Aleandrie brand, this piece boasts the most valuable turquoise as the primary stone and diamond ruby as the secondary stone. Going beyond the valuable stones, the piece of jewelry also carries an 18k multi-tone gold as part of the materials put together to help it stand out.

Currently listed on eBay for $31,500, this piece already has 11 interested buyers. This is probably because it is in great condition and the fact that it is delivered in the form of a set that carries Brooch, Ring, Pin, and Earrings.

16. Tiffany & Co. Turquoise Picasso Set Earrings

Tiffany & Co. Turquoise Picasso Set Earrings
Source: ebay

If your goal is to spend less than $30,000 on your turquoise, this piece might be just ideal. Currently listed on eBay, these Tiffany & Co. Turquoise Picasso Set Earrings will set you back $29,999.99. Interestingly, this piece currently has 16 people competing to get it.  

For this price, you will be getting a piece boasting a combination of yellow gold as the base metal, turquoise as the primary stone, and diamonds as the secondary stone. The piece boasts a 24-inch necklace. The entire set boasts 18k yellow gold, with its most valuable type of turquoise boasting both sky blue and green colors.

17. Brisbee Turquoise Specimen

Brisbee Turquoise Specimen
Source: ebay

If you are still wondering what is the rarest turquoise, this Brisbee Turquoise Specimen could be it. This piece boasts amazing swirls of chocolate matrix and weighs an estimated 1.28 pounds and converts to 1280 carats.

The seller notes that this rarest type of turquoise has a price sitting between $20 and $40 per carat. However, currently listed on eBay, the piece is selling at $29,830, with its appeal and purity attracting the interest of more than 35 buyers.

18. Grisogono Turquoise Bracelet

Grisogono Turquoise Bracelet
Source: ebay

This Grisogono Turquoise Bracelet boasts a combination of diamond and turquoise as its primary and secondary stones. The piece has 19 emeralds that boast 2.6 carats and 22 turquoises boasting 61.5 carats.

To create more interest, the piece is assembled using 44.8 grams of pink gold. The seller notes that this piece is 100% new and has not been worn before. To wear it for the first time, you will need to pay $29,640 for the piece. The piece currently has 5 people willing to pay this price.

19. Spinderweb Turquoise Rough Specimen

Spinderweb Turquoise Rough Specimen
Source: ebay

One of the biggest turquoise we came across online, this piece boasts 492,000 carats of natural high-hardness rough turquoise. The seller notes that this piece is unprocessed and is currently still in its original shape.

While this rarest turquoise does not feature any form of treatment or enhancement, it is worth a lot of money—currently, the turquoise sells at $29,500 on eBay. While it would be easy to assume that the piece will not catch the interest of buyers because it is untreated, this is not the case—the piece has 22 interested buyers already.

20. Turquoise Bracelets Pendant Brooch

Turquoise Bracelets Pendant Brooch
Source: ebay

This antique piece goes back to the Georgian era. The seller estimates that the pendant brooch came out between 1820 and 1835—this makes it a valuable piece by the virtue it has been around for about 200 years.

The piece boasts 18k yellow gold as the base metal and has turquoise as the main stone. Currently selling on eBay for $29,500, this piece already has 13 interested buyers. For this price, you will be receiving a pendant, necklace, earrings, brooch, and bracelet, all featuring the rarest turquoise.

21. Bakelite Turquoise Estate Bangle

Bakelite Turquoise Estate Bangle
Source: ebay

Weighing 172.9 grams, this Bakelite Turquoise Estate Bangle boasts a combination of several valuable materials. In addition to having turquoise as its main stone, the piece boasts bakelite and has 14k gold as part of its materials.

The bangle was made in the 1950s by Seaman Schepps—this puts it in the vintage category. According to the seller, the bangle fits a wrist of up to 5.75 inches in diameter. The piece is listed on eBay and is selling at $27,500. Currently, 15 people have expressed interest in purchasing the jewelry.

22. Nevada Turquoise Zuchi Concho Belt

Nevada Turquoise Zuchi Concho Belt
Source: ebay

This vintage piece entered the market back in the 1960s. Designed by Zuni’s artists—that is Mary & Lee Weebothee—the piece boasts a large number of turquoise stones.

In addition to boasting several pieces of turquoise stones from Nevada, the piece also boasts Sterling Silver as the main metal. Currently, on sale on eBay, the seller is requesting $27,020 for the piece. Interestingly, 23 people have already expressed interest in purchasing the piece.

23. Ambrose Roanhorse Turquoise Cuff bracelet

Ambrose Roanhorse Turquoise Cuff bracelet
Source: ebay

Designed by Ambrose Roanhorse, this turquoise bracelet also boasts sterling silver with a purity of .925. According to the seller, this piece weighs 83 grams, all of which are made up of high-quality jewel-grade material.

The vintage piece came out between 1930 and 1950. The seller, however, notes that it is still in perfect condition and is worth $26,000. When we checked the listing for the piece on eBay, 115 people had already expressed interest in buying it.

24. Coco Chanel Turquoise Necklace Earrings Set

Coco Chanel Turquoise Necklace Earrings Set
Source: ebay

This Coco Chanel piece was first put on the market in the 1930s—this makes it valuable by the simple fact that it is vintage and has been around for close to a century. The seller notes that the piece has its main stone as Turquoise and combines gold-toned brass with other interesting materials to create a stand out jewelry that has already attracted the attention of 22 buyers.

The piece features a combination of earrings and a necklace—the necklace has a length of 17 inches while each earring has a length of 1.8 inches. To get these pieces, you will need to spend $25,000.

25. Turquoise French 1950s Bracelet

Turquoise French 1950s Bracelet
Source: ebay

Featuring turquoise as the main stone, this piece came out in the 1950s—this means that it is a piece of vintage jewelry. However, the seller notes that the piece has been handled with extreme care through the years and is still in perfect shape today.

The piece boasts diamond ruby as the secondary stone and has 18k yellow gold as the main metal. The piece weighs 88.7 grams. Currently listed on eBay, the Turquoise French 1950s Bracelet is selling at $22,000 and already has 14 people interested in purchasing it.

Overview

One of the most valuable stones, turquoise plays a key role in the production of jewelry. This means that if your goal is to find the rarest turquoise, you will most likely find this on a piece of special jewelry.

In this detailed guide, we have looked at the most valuable turquoise worth money. Our article has largely focused on jewelry that has used turquoise as the main stone.

While the cheapest piece on this guide is worth $22,000, keep in mind that you can always find pieces cheaper than this. However, remember that as the price reduces, finding a genuine and high-quality piece tends to become harder—the cheaper versions are often impure and you may end up getting something that looks like Turquoise but is not turquoise.

We hope we have answered all the questions you might have about the rarest type of turquoise. If you do have additional questions, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

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