Huge Natural Turquoise Nugget Ring
HUGE raw turquoise ring, a large block of unpolished turquoise wrapped in an ornate sterling wire setting and band, very large statement ring, almost brutalist design, circa 1970s.
Band: Size US 8.5 | Setting: 4cm x 3cm x 2cm High
- Acid Tests for Sterling
Sterling Silver, Turquoise
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 bracelet.
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.