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SOLD Large Natural Green Turquoise 1970's Vintage Navajo Ring

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

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$118.00

Lovely, massive natural turquoise vintage ring. Handcrafted, circa 1970's by Navajo, Native American silversmiths, this is a beautifully simple ring with a very large piece of green turquoise with a chocolate and sand coloured matrix. Simple rope setting, split shank band and a gorgeous, large statement ring.

Item Details

Size

Setting 2.7cm x 3.4cm, Band: 61mm Internal circumference = US 9 + AU S.5

Weight

13 Grams

Hallmark

None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.

Materials

Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, has some natural flaws in the stone, 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.