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At AC Silver, we are proud to boast a selection of turquoise jewellery for sale.


Whether your looking for earrings, rings, bracelets, brooches or any other kind of jewellery, we have got something perfect in our turquoise jewellery selection.


Our impressive collection of turquoise jewellery covers many eras including; Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and more.


Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years experience within the antique industry, handpicks all vintage and antique turquoise jewellery for sale.


All of our vintage and antique turquoise jewellery comes with free and insured global shipping.


Turquoise Jewellery

In most cultures, turquoise has been viewed as a health stone. It is believed that the stone’s surface colour will change to warn the wearer of potential damage. Evil forces are kept at bay by wearing turquoise stones close to the skin.


Chemical reactions between turquoise and acids on the skin, dust in the air, or even artificial components of cosmetics can alter the colour of the stone. In ancient cultures, this colour change was believed to warn of danger. Those with superstitious minds might choose to keep turquoise nearby in order to defend themselves against the unpredictable.


The use of turquoise in Ancient Egyptian burials displays the cultural belief that turquoise is a good-luck charm in both Old and New World societies. Supposedly, wearing turquoise could protect Ancient Persian citizens from an untimely and unnatural death.


In Aztec culture, turquoise was believed to physically embody fire, generating heat. Objects like knives, shields, and masks were inlaid with veins of turquoise, as well as jet, gold, and shells. Turquoise was used by Native Americans for equally ceremonial purposes. Apache tribes used turquoise in their arrows and bows, believing it afforded deadly accuracy to the archer.


The silver and turquoise jewellery famously made by Native Americans in the southwest of America was initially created in the late-1800s. Although turquoise was used in native jewellery for centuries before this, silver was a relatively new crafting material. The distinctive jewellery proved popular with European Colonisers, and so Native Americans became associated with this style. Even today, turquoise jewellery from this region is popular around the world for its relation to the diminishing Native American cultures.


Turquoise is a mineral composed of hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, giving it its opaque colouring. The idiochromatic copper in its formation can affect its colouring whilst most examples are the blue-green combination associated with the name, it’s possible to find sky-blue turquoise, or even white turquoise. Many examples of turquoise also feature specks of pyrite or limonite veins, creating dark slivers within the blue hues.


The name turquoise evolved from the French ‘pierre tourques’, meaning Turkish stone, as majority of the turquoise in Europe was originally imported from Turkey’s Ottoman Empire. In North America, turquoise is found in great abundance. It was one of the earliest gemstones to be mined, and many sites have been entirely depleted as demand has grown. Egypt, Iran, and the United States are among the largest exporters of turquoise.


Turquoise is mined in the southwest of the United States in particular, as well as in northern Mexico. California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico are all rich in turquoise deposits. Native Americans used turquoise in their trading, as well as for jewellery, tools, and other crafts. In the West, turquoise was not culturally significant until much later, becoming a papal stone in the 1300s.


In Persia, turquoise was used as religious decoration. Featured on everything from turbans to mosques, turquoise was believed to represent the union between Heaven and Earth. Many Ancient Persian palaces have turquoise featured in their domes, strengthening the holiness of the palace and its inhabitants.


Perhaps the most iconic item crafted with turquoise is the burial mask of Tutankhamun. Inlaid with lapis lazuli, carnelian, and turquoise, this mask has been treasured around the world since its discovery in 1925. The piece is one of the most widely-known pieces of art in the world.


If you know someone who could use some guidance with a birthday in December, perhaps a birthstone jewellery gift can help them put things into perspective. Equally, a piece of vintage or antique turquoise jewellery can guide them away from anything sinister they might face.



1.82ct Diamond and Turquoise, 18ct Yellow Gold Jewellery Set - Antique Early Victorian
Price: GBP £9,845.00
Natural Pearl and Turquoise, 14 ct Yellow Gold Bangle - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £7,645.00
Vintage Pearl and 23ct Ruby Strand, 4.20 ct Turquoise and 3.38ct Diamond Clasp, 18 ct Yellow Gold Necklace - Vintage Circa 1990
Price: GBP £6,950.00
Turquoise and 0.27ct Diamond, 14ct Yellow Gold Grasshopper Brooch - Antique French Circa 1835
Price: GBP £5,950.00
0.45ct Turquoise and 18 ct Yellow Gold Earrings - Antique Circa 1820
Price: GBP £4,950.00
43.44ct Turquoise and 0.86ct Diamond 18ct White Gold Bangle - Vintage Circa 1980
Price: GBP £3,950.00
16.90ct Amethyst, 0.91ct Citrine and Turquoise, 20ct Yellow Gold Drop Necklace - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £3,950.00
Victorian Hardstone Agate, Carved Quartz, Diamond and Turquoise Pendant
Price: GBP £3,950.00
1.20ct Turquoise, 2.22ct Diamond and18ct White Gold Ring - Antique Circa 1925
Price: GBP £3,950.00
Turquoise, Ruby and Diamond, 18 ct Yellow Gold Falcon Pin Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £3,025.00
0.37ct Turquoise and Garnet, 14ct Yellow Gold Snake Brooch - Antique Circa 1870
Price: GBP £2,950.00
Vintage Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Diamond Brooch
Price: GBP £2,950.00
0.60ct Turquoise, 0.28ct Diamond and Ruby, 18ct Yellow Gold Bug Brooch - Antique Circa 1895
Price: GBP £2,950.00
Vintage 8.25ct Dyed Quartz, Turquoise and Ruby Rabbit Brooch in 18ct Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £2,950.00
Vintage 18ct Yellow Gold Pearl and Turquoise Chain
Price: GBP £2,950.00
Turquoise and 18 ct Yellow Gold Mourning Locket Bracelet - Antique Circa 1821
Price: GBP £2,695.00
1.10ct Turquoise and 18ct Yellow Gold Earrings - Vintage Circa 1950
Price: GBP £2,650.00
1.10ct Diamond, 1.90ct Turquoise and Pearl, 9ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Victorian Circa 1880
Price: GBP £2,250.00
Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise and Diamond, 18 ct Yellow Gold Bird Brooch - Vintage 1971
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Antique Five Stone Turquoise Ring in 18 ct Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Antique Gold, Turquoise and Pearl Padlock in 9ct Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £1,895.00
11.19ct Agate Bird Brooch with Enamel and 18ct Yellow Gold
Price: GBP £1,895.00
1.32ct Turquoise and 18 ct Yellow Gold Earrings - Vintage Circa 1950
Price: GBP £1,795.00
Edwardian 2.12ct Turquoise and 1.32ct Diamond Dress Ring in 14ct Rose Gold
Price: GBP £1,795.00

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