Age Circa : Antique Native Navajo C. Country of Origin : United States - Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight : 4.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : 17.9 mm in length by 12.8 mm in width, Light to medium blue hues with a light brown thin matrix. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure.
Stone Cuts : Hand cut and polished. Item Measurements : The ring measures. 86" in length by 0.65" in visible width when worn, and is approximately 0.23 thick. The band measures approximately 0.24" and tapers to 0.12". Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes.Notable Features : This stunning Kingman turquoise ring was handcrafted by a talented Navajo silversmith during the 1950s. It features a beautiful triangular hand carved and polished turquoise cabochon, which has gorgeous light to medium. Blue hues with a light brown thin matrix.
The stone is set in a saw tooth bezel, with a hand-etched rope twist border and split shank band. The striking color of the turquoise contrasts beautifully against the sheen of the sterling silver. A light patina on on the sterling gives this piece an antique quality, which we believe is quite lovely. This pretty ring would make a great gift for someone special, or treat for yourself. Its small size would make it a great pinky ring.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. Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide. Southwest jewelry was originally created by Native American and Mexican artistic influence, and has gained popularity throughout the years, becoming a staple of many contemporary designs. Kingman Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America, out of Kingman, Arizona. This mine was discovered by prehistoric Native Americans over a 1000 years ago and is one of the oldest operating turquoise mines in America; even being traded with the Maya!
It is highly prized for its black iron pyrite matrix and beautiful rich sky-blue color and has become an industry standard. The mine produces green turquoise as well, which is also very popular. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Rope Ring S 4.25" is in sale since Saturday, March 31, 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.