Age Circa : Antique Native Navajo C. Country of Origin : United States-Navajo Nation.Gram Weight : 7.1 Grams. Main Stone : Cripple Creek Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color : The stone measures approximately 0.6" in length by 0.5" in width, rich robin egg blue with a faint brown webbed matrix.
Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Item Measurements : The ring measures approximately 0.75" in length by approximately 0.8" in visible. When worn, and is 0.2 thick.The band tapers from approximately 0.4" wide to 0.15". Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes, however the overlapping expandable portion of this piece will have to be altered in order to re-size it. Notable Features : This beautiful sterling silver pawn turquoise geometric ring was handcrafted by a talented Navajo silversmith in the 1940s. It features a stunning hand-carved oval cripple creek turquoise stone with a gorgeous.
Rich robin egg blue hue and a faint brown webbed matrix. Set in a smooth bezel, the gorgeous stone is bordered with slightly tapered geometric details on either side.
These tapered accents are adorned with hand-stamped line details which jut out from the center of the ring. This stunning piece has a natural gray patina over the silver, which gives in an antique look. The band increases in a triple split near the top of the piece to ensure a snug enough fit to avoid movement when being worn. This stunning ring would make a wonderful gift for a loved one.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.
Native American silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of ornaments from Mexican leather workers, who had learned the skill from silversmiths. Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols. Cripple Creek turquoise is found in Colorado, and has a range of colors from deep blue to a rich green with a brown matrix. It is very rare to find a green Cripple Creek stone. The mine was originally a gold mine; turquoise was pulled out as a byproduct, and on rare occasion, Cripple Creek turquoise may contain bits of natural gold ore.PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation.
The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Silver Turquoise Stamped Ring S 7.75" is in sale since Sunday, February 04, 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.