Why Turkish Meerschaum Pipes Are So Expensive | So Expensive | Business Insider

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Meerschaum pipes are among the most expensive tobacco pipes in the world. They’re made of meerschaum, a mineral typically found in underground mines in Turkey.

While some wooden pipes cost less than $5, the simplest Turkish meerschaum pipes can cost 20 times as much. The most intricate ones can go for over $7,000. So, what sets meerschaum pipes apart from the rest? And why are they so expensive?

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