Here we have a simple ring built around an absolutely stunning piece of Carico Lake turquoise, recognizable for the swirling green-into-blue-tinged-with-light-caramel-colored-matrix--the kind of old natural turquoise that gets more rare with each passing day. You can tell from the asymmetrical shape that the artist formed the bezel exactly around this cabochon, then surrounded by twist wire and dotted with five silver raindrops on each side, all sitting on a two-fingered shank. The ring came from the estate of a family that in the 1970s traveled all over New Mexico buying directly from Native Americans and reselling to retailers in Old Town Albuquerque. We do not know for sure that this is Native American, as it is not signed, but we do know that the family kept this piece for themselves over more than 40 years. We believe this to be Navajo.
The ring is a size 5, which is small for many hands, although the face of the ring, which measures about 1" across by 1" long--is more of what I'd consider a medium size. See Photo 3 for a comparison of some other rings in my shop. The turquoise cab measures just under 3/4" across at the widest point by about 7/8" long. The turquoise is in great vintage condition, no cracks, and is well-seated in the bezel. The shank is unusual, seemingly shaped to align with the ring face, and it is not at all symmetrical and in fact has some slight bends. On the back of the ring there is a seam, likely an area not smoothed out by the artist; the seam is cosmetic only.
Beautiful, vanishing turquoise.
This ring can be re-sized for an additional $25, as long as you know your ring size. Please convo with questions, or call (505) 369-6865. Will return your call as soon as possible.
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