SOLD 1980's Navajo Spiny Oyster + Turquoise Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Amazing handcrafted c 1970's - 1980's Native American vintage ring. Navajo made, sterling silver with a smooth bezel set piece of turquoise and a piece of spiny oyster. Lovely and delicate rope setting, with prong back.
Setting: 1xm x 2.8cm. Band: Internal circumference 54mm = US 7 and AU N
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Sterling Silver, Turquoise
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 is a hairline deep in the oyster, original, not a flaw, can't be felt on the surface. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage ring.
About this Piece
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.