SOLD Navajo Native American Turquoise Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Gorgeous large handcrafted, Navajo Native American ring. 1970's - 1980's made with two large turquoise nuggets in a rope setting, split shank - lovely large handcrafted ring.
Setting: 2cm x 3.3cm. Band: Band: Band: Internal circumference 60mm = US 9 and AU S
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, the turquoise has a naturally rough chipped surface - not a flaw - part of the original 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 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.