Expert: How to spot fake turquoise


PSHADY TRANSACTIONS HAPPEN A LOT. PANCHOR ROYALE DA REPORTS ON A PSTORY YOU’LL ONLY SEE ON SEVEN. PREPORTER: IT’S SATURDAY MORNING PAT AN ALBUQUERQUE MARKET. POUR SHOPPERS ARE LOOKING FOR PTURQUOISE. PTHEY’RE ASKING FOR NATURAL PSTONES. PTHAT’S THE PUREST, BEST QUALITY PTURQUOISE YOU CAN BUY. P>>THIS ONE IS ALL NATURAL. PSO YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THAT PONE. P>>IS IT REAL? P>>NO. PIT IS NOT REAL. PREPORTER: WAYNE BOBRICK OWNS PWRIGHT’S INDIAN ART IN PALBUQUERQUE. PHE’S BEEN SELLING AUTHENTIC, PNATIVE AMERICAN ART AND JEWLERY PFOR 4 DECADES. PHE SAYS MOST OF WHAT WE BOUGHT PWASN’T WHAT WE WERE TOLD PIT WAS. P>>IT’S JUNK. PIT REALLY IS. PREPORTER: BOBRICK SAYS A LOT OF PPEOPLE GET DUPED. P>>SAD TO SAY WAY MORE COMMON PTHAN YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW. PREPORTER: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED PTO DO TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE NOT PFOOLED. PNUMBER ONE, GO THROUGH A PREPUTABLE DEALER. P>>YOU NEED TO TRUST THE PERSON PYOU’RE DEALING WITH. PIT’S LIKE BUYING A DIAMOND, YOU PWOULDN’T GO BUY A DIAMOND FROM PSOMEONE ON THE STREET AND EXPECT PIT TO BE HIGH GRADE. PREPORTER: ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PTHE STONE. PIF IT’S CALLED BLOCK, IT’S NOT PTURQUOISE. P>>A BLOCK IS NOTHING BUT PPOWDERED AND PUT TOGETHER WITH PGLUE. PREPORTER: STABILIZED IS WHAT PYOU’LL FIND MOST PLACES. PIT’S TURQUOISE WITH STUFF ADDED PTO IT. PIT’S MORE AFFORDABLE AND BOBRICK PSAYS IT’S DECENT QUALITY. P>>IT’S STILL STONE BUT IT’S PBEEN TREATED AND STABILIZED SO PWHEN YOU GET IT, IT DOESN’T PCHANGING COLOR. PREPORTER: IF YOU WANT NATURAL PTURQUOISE IT IS GOING TO BE MORE PEXPENSIVE. PTHAT IS THE COST OF GETTING THE PREAL THING. P>>IF YOU ARE GOING OUT TO BUY A PPIECE TO COLLECT, YOU WANT THESE PSTONES TO BE NATURAL. PREPORTER: THESE NECKLACES, FOR PEXAMPLE, ARE THOUSANDS OF PDOLLARS. PTHIS IS A PIECE OUR SHOPPERS PPICKED UP AT THE MARKET AND WERE PTOLD IS NATURAL. PTHEY BOUGHT THIS FOR $25. PSO IF THIS WAS NATURAL PTURQUOISE, HOW MUCH WOULD IT PCOST? P BETWEEN $750,000 TO — $700 PTO $1000. PIF IT WAS NATURAL, GOOD PTURQUOISE. PREPORTER: THE PRICE TAG IS A PGOOD INDICATOR OF WHAT YOU’RE PGETTING. PALSO, ALWAYS GET A RECEIPT PIF THE VENDOR CAN’T OFFER THIS PINFORMATION, THEY BETTER HAVE A PGOOD REASON WHY. PAND THE RECIEPT SHOULD LIST THE PTYPE OF TURQUOISE IT IS. PFOR EXAMPLE, STABALIZED OR PNATURAL. P>>AS LONG AS PEOPLE ARE HONEST PABOUT WHAT THEY’RE SELLING YOU, PWHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PPART, THEN YOU ARE GOING TO BE PALRIGHT. PREPORTER: AS WE FOUND OUT, PTHAT MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THE CASE. PIN ALBUQUERUQE, ROYALE DA, KOAT, PACTION 7 NEWS. PSHELLY: OUT OF THE SIX PIECES WE PBOUGHT, OUR EXPERT SAYS NONE PWERE NATURAL TURQUOISE. PONE IS LIKELY STABILIZED. PTHERE ARE LAWS PROHIBITING THE PMISREPRESENTATION OF INDIAN ARTS PAND CRAFTS. PTO REPORT THIS, CALL THE NEW PMEXICO ATTORNEY GENERAL’S

23 Replies to “Expert: How to spot fake turquoise”

  1. I'm starting to understand Trump's frustration…Fake Story! NOT about HOW TO SPOT FAKE TURQUOISE!!! Nice video but the title is misleading!!

  2. His prices are insane! If any of you want that same necklace I'll sell you 3 of them at that $750.00 price! It will be Kingman turquoise!

  3. Or it can be authentic and overpriced. There is more to the knowledge of stones and your best way of knowing is to by books and educate yourself this way you can purchase and get real turquoise once in a while at a bargain price and sell it for more like these old slick reputable vendors do if your in for the profit. Or if your collecting to keep then enjoy. :>)

  4. It’s really hard to tell the difference some of them even lighting with the lighter won’t give u wat u really looking for best to buy from Turk and Iran

  5. I was sold a synthetic garnet ring as real hessonite from Indian shop in King St., Newtown. Paid $120 for junk ring.

  6. I hope my Sleeping beauty turquoise is not a fake. Some vendor at a gem show sold me a sleeping beauty turquoise for a cheaper price. My goodness!

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