Vintage Navajo Green Agate Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Native American, Navajo made sterling silver ring. Handmade c1970s this is a smooth bezel set piece of green agate with ornate border and leaf setting.
Setting: 2.8cm x 3.1cm / Band Size: Band is US Size 5| AU J | Internal Circumference 49mm
- acid tests for sterling
Agate, Sterling Silver
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. Stone is not glued in and has minor movement to it, very safe in the bezel but you can feel minor movement. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece
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.