We have similar Navajo and Agate items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa : Antique native Navajo C.
Country of Origin : United States - Navajo Nation. Color: Opaque brown, grey, light beige, white, and orange hues. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone has been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished cabochon.
Length: 0.92 (including the shoulders and face of the ring). Band width: 1.22 mm. Ring Size : 6.75 - due to the style and design of this item, it may fit slightly larger than this size.Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Handmade by a talented Navajo silversmith in the 1940s. The ring features a huge agate stone with a lovely gray hue and areas of orange, beige, and brown hues.
The stone rests in a bezel setting surrounded by a rope twist design. The tri-split shoulders of the ring showcase an eye-catching silver bead in the middle. The shoulders of the ring taper into the smooth and polished band for secure wear. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find.
This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn.
The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings.
Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani in turn taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation.Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers that vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design.
The stone was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3rd Century BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn 925 Sterling Silver Agate HUGE Ring Sz 6.75" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.