These vintage turquoise ring features striking oval webbed turquoise stones, high grade Carico Lake in vibrant and mottled blue shades and one of the most beautiful matrixes I've ever seen. This webbing is a type of spiderweb described in the Turquoise Skies website as "waterweb." According to the website, waterweb is when "turquoise in the web appears to be floating over the matrix like water over a riverbed in three dimensions." This particular waterweb shows some creamy light color in the backround, and one of the stones has green at the top. Both have inclusions, which from the side appear to be pyrite in one at least. The turquoise stones are set into a smooth bezel that is set upon a scalloped and hand stamped foundation with starbursts on top and bottom. It is a class revival style from the 1940s, although the earrings were made circa 1980s. Both carry a STERLING stamp on the back yet no artist hallmark. The stones are good sized, and the earrings do have a bit of weight to them, although the post stabilizes that weight and prevents the tug on the earlobe that a ear wire would have.
The earrings measure 1-3/8" tall by 1-1/8" wide. The wide shank makes is hard to get an exact measurement Weigh 11g each or 22g total. The stones are well seated. Some small scratches on the foundation back.
High quality silverwork framing collectible turquoise.
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