We have similar Turquoise and Native American items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing description by: Cameron J. Markings : Unidentified maker's mark O. L on the back of the ring face. Length: 2.06 mm to 9.83 mm.
Width: 3.27 mm to 34.71 mm. Color: opaque blue hue with black, brown, and white matrix. Length: 2.46 mm to 2.68 mm. Width: 2.21 mm to 3.85 mm.
Stone treatment : The stone(s) appear 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 : Carved and polished inlay, cut and polished rectangle turquoise. Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith.900 sterling silver, also known as coin silver. Features three large rectangular cut turquoise stones to form the ring face.
A silver piece is placed on top of the turquoise, and inlaid turquoise and onyx stones are placed on top of the silver. The ring band is covered in a rope motif. Complete with split shoulders that form into a smooth, polished band for secure wear. Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the piece an antique quality we believe is rather lovely, but tarnish can be removed with a buffing, if desired.
The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only.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. 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.
Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare. It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s.The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. The word onyx comes from the Greek word???? " which can be translated as "nail of a finger or claw. In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.