Country of Origin : United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight : 10.7 grams. Width: 3.51 mm and 4.26 mm.
Color: opaque bright aqua-blue hue with mottled deeper green and tan hues, and a brown matrix. Color: opaque bright red hue. 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 red coral and turquoise. Top of ring: 0.95" long, 0.74" wide.
Band width: 16.35 mm tapering to 6.65 mm. Ring Size : 9.5 - due to the shape and design of this ring, it may wear slightly larger than this size. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Handmade by a talented Navajo silversmith in the 1960s. Showcases two beautiful turquoise stones with a bright aqua-blue hue, mottled deeper green and tan hues, and a brown matrix.
The center of the ring's face features a bright red coral stone which contrasts beautifully with the turquoise. The stones rest in saw tooth bezel settings that are surrounded by sterling silver bead designs. The wide band is smooth and polished band for comfortable and secure wear. There is tarnish on the sterling silver in some areas, which gives the ring an antique quality we believe is rather lovely.
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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.Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making. 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. Red Coral is a highly prized stone by Native American cultures and has long been used by artisans in the Southwest.
Spanish traders introduced coral to the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other tribes, and it quickly became a sign and symbol of wealth and status in many different Native American cultures. It varies in color from deep red to orange, with red being the preferred choice of Native American jewelry makers. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Ring Sz 9.5 10.7g" is in sale since Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 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.