SOLD Large Stone Inlay Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Large, handmade, Native American ring, circa 1980's, this is a big rectangular statement ring. Inlaid with green turquoise, onyx and coral - it is a heavy gauge of silver and well made. Beautiful colours, fantastic design.
Setting 1.9cm x 1.5cm / Band: Internal circumference 61mm = US 9.5 and AU S 1/2
There is an illegible hallmark - tests sterling
Coral, Onyx, Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear/minor scratches commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
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.