We have similar Taxco and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.
Age Circa : Antique Native American style C. Markings : "925 Sterling Hecho En Mexico" on the inside of the band. Gram Weight : 8.1 grams.Main Stone : Turquoise Mountain turquoise. Color: Opaque bright blue hue with brown spiderwebbing. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Polished oval cabochon. Length of ring face: 1.12. Width of ring face: 0.88. Band width: 3.74 mm. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. Handmade by a talented Taxco silversmith in the 1940s in the Native American style.
A single Turquoise Mountain turquoise stone from Arizona rests in a bezel setting surrounded by a rope twist motif. This stone showcases a striking bright blue hue with rich brown spiderwebbing. The bi-split shoulders taper downwards into a smooth and polished band.There is minor wear to the face of the turquoise stone in some areas, but the stone remains secure and this does not affect 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 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.
Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco. Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there.
The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. 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.
The item "Antique Vintage Native Style Sterling Silver TAXCO Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25 8.1g" is in sale since Sunday, December 6, 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.