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SOLD Vintage Navajo Sterling Delicate Silver RIng

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$79.00

Native American hand wrought vintage sterling silver ring. Produced circa 1980 this ring has very fine and detailed silver work, in a lovely leaf, flower and berry setting - it's a particularly elegant deisgn with a smooth feel and detailed silver. The stones are four little blue rounds, in a delicate sawtooth bezel setting. I'm unsure of the stone as it does not have the usual finish of polished turquoise, there is a chalky finish to it so it may be dyed howlite or block turquoise or another dyed stone. Either way it is nicely crafted, elegant and and signed sterling silver ring.

Item Details

Size

Setting: 1.5cm x 3.6cm Band Size: 49mm Internal circumference = US 5 + AU J

Weight

6 Grams

Hallmark

C.S Sterling

Materials

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.