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Vintage Navajo Silver Turquoise Ring

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

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$139.00

Gorgeous big, handcrafted c 1970, Navajo, vintage Native American ring. Sterling silver with turquoise, onyx and mother of pearl inlay and ornate scalloped border. This is a big statement ring, with a small size band. Nice rich green colour and opalescent mother or pearl, lovely piece of vintage Native American jewelry.

Item Details

Size

Setting: 2.2cm x 4.5cm / Band Size: Band is US Size 4 | AU H 1/2 | Internal Circumference 47mm

Weight

9 Grams

Hallmark

GC - acid tests for sterling

Materials

Mother of Pearl, Onyx, 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 earrings.

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.