Mother of Pearl Moon and Leaf Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Native American, Navajo sterling silver ring. Handmade circa 1980 this is a large ring with lovely luminescent moon of Mother of Pearl, smooth set bezel in a rope and leaf setting.
Setting: 2.6cm x 2.6cm / Band is US Size 8.5 / AU Q / Internal Circumference 58mm
- acid tests for sterling
Mother of Pearl, 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. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage piece. Please note the back plate has been hand cut and the edges not smoothed, not visible and does not affect wearability but just not as smooth a finish to the touch as some.
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.