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SOLD 1970's Navajo Coral and Turquoise Sterling Silver Vintage Ring

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

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$112.00

Spectacular vintage 1970's handcrafted Navajo, Native American, sterling silver vintage ring. Really lovely long and elegant silver work with a leaf and flower motif, smooth bezel set piece of turquoise and coral, split shank back - this a gorgeous and large vintage statement ring.

Item Details

Size

Setting 2cm x 3.9cm, Band: 52mm Internal circumference = US 6 + AU L.5

Weight

8 Grams

Hallmark

Initials IB, No silver content mark, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.

Materials

Coral, 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. 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.