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SOLD Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Brutalist Primitive Native American Ring

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

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$119.00

Large Native American Sterling Silver Ring

Handcrafted circa 70's, this large statement ring has a primitive/brutalist look to it. Long ellipse with hand stamped silver and two pieces of turquoise, split shank on one side - a heavy weight of silver - this is a large statement ring.

Item Details

Size

Internal circumference 55mm = US 7 and AU O / Setting:1.2cm x 4.6cm

Weight

21 Grams

Hallmark

- test 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.

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.