Stone has been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Round Cabochon Cut.
Item Measurements : The face of the ring measures 0.50" in length measured north to south on the finger and 0.78" wide not including the shoulders of the ring. The band measures 3.6 mm wide at the base.
Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. The turquoise stones are held in place using. 925 sterling silver sawtooth bezel settings.There are applied spheres between each of the sawtooth bezel settings in high relief against the band of the ring. There is also applied granulation to the north and south of the band, as well. The sterling silver is slightly tarnished in most portions of the face of the ring, 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. Zuni jewelry is very distinct from other Native American tribes; it most notably features gorgeous inlay designs, as well as petit point and needle point stone work. These highly detailed techniques, combined with exceptional metal work, makes the Zuni tribe one of the best-known jewelry making tribes in the world. The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work, mosaic-like images depicting religious and cultural motifs created from materials that were readily available.
Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used. It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community. 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. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is known throughout the world for its gorgeous solid robins egg blue hue.
This Arizona mine is regarded as one the most important turquoise mines in the world, and it has a very rich history; being mined by the Anasazi people over a 1,000 years ago and being traded in ancient times between North, Central, and South American civilizations. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was re-discovered by gold and silver miners in the early 1900s and since then, this beautifully bright blue turquoise has become iconic in the gem industry.
The Sleeping Beauty Mine closed in 2012, making this highly desired turquoise hard to find. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Zuni Turquoise Petit Point Band Ring Sz 7" is in sale since Saturday, August 24, 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.