SOLD 1980's Navajo Turquoise Leaf Ring
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Authentic 1980's Navajo made, sterling silver vintage leaf ring. Large hand wrought and carved silver leaf with turquoise and coral stone, lovely silverwork, forked band, unsigned, lovely large ring.
Setting Size: 2 x 2.8cm. Band Size: Internal Circumference 62mm = US 6 and AU L.5
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Acid tests positive for sterling silver.
Coral, 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 ring.
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.