Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25

Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25

Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25
We have similar Navajo and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Age Circa : Antique Native Navajo C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States – Navajo Nation. Gram Weight : 5.8 Grams. 900 Coin Sterling Silver. Main Stone : Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 20.1 mm long by 13.01 mm wide, Opaque bright blue hue with a small corner of opaque black webbing. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment : The stone appears to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone has been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements : The face of the ring measures 0.95″ in length and 0.75″ wide. The band measures 6.1 mm wide at the shoulders and tapers to 2.6 mm wide at the base. Ring Size : 6.25. Sizable by your local jeweler : Yes. The base of the bezel is adorned with a rope twist accent. The stone has retained some of its natural shape. Damage : Age appropriate wear. The sterling silver is extremely patinaed in some areas, 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. 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. Pre 1950s Navajo silversmiths would make jewelry out of US 90% Silver coins. They would use Half Dollars, Quarters, & Mercury Dimes. This type of jewelry is very rare, as it usually contained a high silver purity and was expensive to make. Whole Coin jewelry was worn around the reservation as a status symbol of wealth. 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 Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25″ is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 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.
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Ring Size: 6.25
  • Ethnic Origin: Navajo
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Sizable: No
  • Jewelry Type: Rings
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Modified Item: No
  • Metal Purity: .900

Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Turquoise Ring Sz 6.25