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SOLD Big Dragon + Pagoda Turquoise Ring

Sold Vintage Jewellery
1940's

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$269.00

Totally spectacular big and old Chinese turquoise ring.

Lovely, elegantly handcrafted ornate silver with a pagoda and cloud design on one side and a dragon design on the other crowned by a carved piece of natural turquoise in a smooth bezel setting. Stunning big statement ring in a hard to find size for a larger finger.

Item Details

Size

2cm x 2cm. Band: Internal circumference 63mm = US 10.5 and U

Weight

13 Grams

Hallmark

SILVER CHINA - Tests Sterling

Materials

Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. There are a couple darker green micro sized dots on turquoise, I don't know if these are natural or can be cleaned off, minor, only noted to be accurate. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage ring.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.

Turquoise

Turquoise is a mineral that occurs when water containing elements like copper and aluminium leach through rock. It's vivid blue-green colour is decided by the level of elements, more copper produces a greener colour, more zinc a yellower tone. It is a porous stone so to keep it looking beautiful for a long time avoid temperature swings, chemicals, cosmetics, perfumes and ultrasonic cleaners.