Markings : Marked "STERLING" as well as a pictograph makers mark, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States - Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight : 4.8 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : There are two sizes of turquoise; The largest measures 5.3 mm in diameter, The smallest measures 3.7 mm in diameter, Opaque bright blue hues with light brown striations. 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. Item Measurements : The face of the ring measures 0.45" in length and 0.74" wide.
The band measures 6.8 mm wide at the shoulders and tapers to 3.9 mm wide at the base. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes, but it might interrupt the design of the ring. The stones are held in place using.
925 sterling silver sawtooth bezel settings. The band of the ring is curved in some places and is wave-like in motif. The sides of the ring drop to lower than the base of the ring, then quickly leaping upwards to the front of the ring, which is the highest - this appearance is chevron-esque.The face of the ring also features some applied granulation. The sterling silver is extremely patinaed in some areas, which adds to the character of the piece. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this.
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 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.
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. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Bisbee Turquoise is mined in Arizona and was accidentally discovered while mining for copper. Bisbee Turquoise is well known for its medium to dark blue with red, black, or brown matrixes. It is also found with a deep green color and a webbed or dendritic chocolate brown matrix. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling 925 Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Band Ring Sz 6" is in sale since Friday, February 15, 2019. 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.