Vintage Smoky Bisbee Turquoise Necklace 18" and Matching Ring (Cracked Stones), Navajo Jewelry

$1,560.00 $1,950.00

This vintage pendant and ring each feature the same type of collectible turquoise, called Smoky Bisbee. Many people know about Bisbee turquoise from the mine in Arizona, and Smoky Bisbee is one of the formations from that mine. The defining feature is the matrix that floats across the stone like clouds of smoke. The matrix is so ephemeral that it appears almost as swirls in the blue stone. One of the stones in the necklace--there are four large ones--and the stone in the ring both have surface cracks where the matrix has risen to the top, which you can slightly feel with the fingernail. However, the cracks are not through the entire stones, both of which are stable in the smooth bezels. Note that the four pendants that make up the necklace have a unique frame around the smooth bezel; that frame appears like a zig-zag line. The frame around the stone in the ring is more traditional Navajo, with twist wire. We know these are actually a set in spite of the different settings because the necklace and ring feature the same turquoise, and because these came from the estate of the woman who bought the set in the late 1970s from a Native American shop in Montana. The pieces are unsigned, and they are likely Navajo made. The Navajo Pearl benchmade beads on the necklace are excellent quality, the seam on each visible yet part of the somewhat fat design. As the necklace and ring came to me together, I would like to keep them together. However, some people prefer just one or the other, so if you would like to buy only one, message me and I can provide the price for just that one piece. Smoky Bisbee prices can be through the roof, it is a very desirable form of high-grade turquoise. This set has been discounted slightly for the cracks in the stones.

Measurements and weight for each are:

- Necklace: Measures a little over 18" long clasp to clasp, and two of the four pendants hanging on it are about 1" wide by 1-3/4" tall not including the eye hooking them to chain; the other two pendants are slightly smaller. Necklace weighs 89g.

- Ring: Size 7, ring face measures just under 1" wide by about 1-3/4" tall. Weighs 17g.


Amazing jewelry set for the person who loves exotic turquoise!

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