Main Stone Measurements/Color : The stone measures approximately 1.25" in length by 0.4" in width, rich robin egg blue with a brown, orange, and beige marble-like matrix. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts : Hand carved elongated oval cabochon. Item Measurements : The ring measures approximately 1.25" in length by approximately 0.75" in visible. When worn, and is approximately 0.35 thick.
The band tapers from approximately 0.4" wide to 0.12". Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Notable Features : This beautiful sterling silver pawn Carico Lake turquoise ring was handcrafted by a talented Navajo silversmith in the 1950s.
It features a stunning hand-carved elongated oval shaped Carico Lake turquoise stone with a gorgeous rich robin egg blue hue and a brown, orange, and beige marble-like matrix. Set in a shallow bezel, the gorgeous, bright stone is highlighted with a wide sterling border which features an inset zigzag pattern.The recessed portion of the border and the surface of the sterling have a natural patina from age, which we believe adds a lovely, antique quality. The band of this piece increases in thickness with a split rail near the top of the piece to decrease movement when worn. This stunning ring would make a wonderful gift for a loved one. The turquoise stone has a crack through it, which does not affect the beauty of the stone or wear of the piece, and the stone is still all there. There is a light line across the surface, where this crack is. Also, the back of the band is currently cut, and so it can be expanded slightly in size while on the finger, or easily resized by your local jeweler if desired. The price has been adjusted to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. 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. Carico Lake turquoise is mined from a dried up lakebed in Nevada. Most turquoise from this mine is light blue with a light brown spiderweb matrix, but Carico Lake is most famous for its rare, naturally bright spring green turquoise, called Lime Turquoise.
We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Silver Carico Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25" is in sale since Sunday, February 4, 2018. 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.