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Treasure Of The Navajo - Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring. This wonderful ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked Sterling. Featuring a genuine rectangular turquoise, Vintage styling and quality craftsmanship. The expertly bezel set turquoise exhibits a gorgeous blue green colour with natural matrix. The gemstone has a polished treated finish on top of the gem for durability. The shoulders are beautifully decorated with raised detail, and engravings. which surround the entire ring. The Vintage ring is well made and collectible, a great addition to any jewelry collection.
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 19.00 mm x 13.00 mm
Stone Size: Turquoise 18.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Weight: 7.60 grams
Ring Size: 5 1/4
Date: Circa 1960