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A very fine vintage Navajo silver ring set with a

row of three turquoise stones, c.1940’s-50’s

Here is a real good old “goodie”! It's just the type of piece you always want to wear, chock full of all the great stuff; a beautifully hammered silver shank set with a handsome row of three stunning, hand-cut, round turquoise stones, one a delicious deep green and two bright sky blue. The green stone is possibly from New Mexico’s famed Cerrillos turquoise mine and the two blue stones are possibly Morenci, Arizona. All the stones are nicely set in old-style “foldover” type silver bezels and are perfectly accentuated by four applied round silver “raindrops”.

As befits their handshaped nature, the stones are slightly uneven in shape which adds very nicely to the ring's handcrafted allure.

“It sure feel good when you wear hand-made jewelry."

-Renowned Navajo silversmith and teacher, Ambrose Roanhorse, 1936 Quotation from Billie Hougart,

“The Little Book of Marks on Southwestern Silver”, TBR International, 2011

The ring measures a perfect size 6 on a professional graduated ring sizer. The ring’s face measures about 1 3/8" in length and 5/8" in width. The ring weighs an extremely comfortable and easy to wear 7 grams or 1/4 ounce and it is

in generally excellent original condition. The two blue turquoise stones have very slight cracks, but are completely stable in their bezels and the center stone has a very small matrix-related chip. The ring is unmarked for its maker

as befits its 70 or 80 years df age. The ring has a marvelous handmade look and overall feel about it and it possesses a very fine soft patina from good age and wear.

This sweet and historic ring is a look great, feel great piece all the way around.

Price $575


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