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Navajo - Vintage Sterling Silver Dark Green Turquoise Ring. This Vinatge ring is crafted from sterling silver hallmarked STERLING. Featuring 5 genuine round green turquoise gemstones, Vintage styling and quality craftsmanship. The expertly claw-set turquoise are a deep forest green colour. The gems are bordered by silver raised detailing. The band is smooth and polished , which allows for a comfortable fit. A perfect Vintage everyday ring to be enjoyed and treasured.
Turquoise was one of the first gemstones ever mined, perhaps dating back to 6000 BC, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... Turquoise has been mined in Iran for over 3,000 years. It has been used for thousands of years for jewelry by the Ancient Egyptians, who buried fine pieces with mummies.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Face of the Ring 20.00 mm x 8.00 mm
Stone Size: Turquoise 3.00 mm each
Weight: 3.10 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Date: Circa 1960