Huge Vintage 39g Carico Lake Turquoise Ring Size 11, Collectible Native American Jewelry Men's

Sorry, this item has sold.

This vintage ring is not only large; it made with a lot of silver. It is unsigned but I was told by the estate sale people (who didn't have the whole story but something passed along by a daughter) that it was made by a Chino silversmith of Acoma Pueblo. It does resemble work of silversmith Tony Chino with the thick sawtooth bezel and geometric designs. The previous owner polished away the natural oxidation in the depressions of the stamps, but we can see some of the wear along the sides of the shank. Also interesting about the shank is that on the underside we can see the markings to make this a three fingered shank but on the outer edges the piece is solid with abstract designs. I wonder if the artist decided after the fact that the solid shank was more interesting and left it solid. It is indeed the perfect shank for such a huge and heavy ring face. The webbed Carico Lake stone is one of the most beautiful I've offered in this shop, and again, it was passed on to me that the ring was custom made for that stone. The Carico Lake turquoise mine is in a dried-up lake bed in Lander County, Nevada, now owned by Ernie Montoya, who I know and buy from. But this piece is much older than the stones produced now by the mine. Nowadays a lot of blue stones are coming from the mine; this stone is more of a mossy green with that spiderwebbing, both water webbing beneath the stone and the golden brown matrix coming to the top. The green color is due to faustite and zinc in the mine. Carico Lake is one of the most collected turquoise stones in the world today, especially older turquoise, valued for its rarity and unique color and webbing. This was made as a men's ring but there is no reason it couldn't be worn by a woman.

The ring is Size 11. Ring face measures 1-1/8" wide by about 1-5/8" long, and the turquoise stone is 3/4" wide by 1" long. Weighs a whopping 39g. Keep in mind that many heavy cuffs weigh about that same weight. The turquoise stone's matrix webbing comes up to the surface and from the side you can see the roughness, as well as feel it. Those are not cracks. In good condition.

Truly one-of-a-kind ring.

*************

This ring can be re-sized for an additional $25, as long as you know your ring size. Please convo with a request, or call (505) 369-6865. You can purchase the Custom Resizing in this listing: https://romaarellano.com/listing/483186448/custom-ring-sizing

*************

For More Native American Rings: http://bit.ly/2HQXwyY
Native American Earrings: http://bit.ly/2FyZ8wy
Native Bracelets and Watches: https://bit.ly/2NpeypL
Native Necklaces, Pendants, and Pins: http://bit.ly/2ESs4Tf
Native Belts and Bolos: http://bit.ly/2oz2XKp
All items: https://romaarellano.com

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 4 - 12 weeks
  • Europe : 6 - 16 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 6 - 16 weeks
  • Asia Pacific : 6 - 16 weeks
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 6 - 16 weeks
  • North Africa and the Middle East : 6 - 16 weeks
  • Sub-Saharan Africa : 4 - 12 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 5 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when your data are collected and used when you purchase an item from this shop or romaarellano.com, also administered by etsy.com. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Etsy or PayPal, depending on which you use, administers payments, and therefore protects your financial per their respective privacy policies. This shop does not have access to credit card or bank details.

Information Collected by this Shop
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
To fulfill your order, you provide information through Etsy, such as name, email address, postal address, payment information, and details of the product ordered. You may also choose to provide additional personal information regarding the order if you contact the shop directly.

This shop collects, uses, and shares your information for specific tasks such as:
• providing services to fulfill your order, to settle disputes should any occur, and provide customer support;
• when you have provided consent, which you may revoke at any time, by signing up for a mailing list or request detail of future product availability;
• to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of legitimate interests such as Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about this shop's customers is necessary to our business. Personal information is used for specific and limited reasons and circumstances, as follows:
• Information is shared with Etsy as necessary to provide services and comply with obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• If we sell or merge this business, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

Data Retention
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
We retain customer personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with services, as described in this Privacy Policy and to comply with any legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes should any arise, and to enforce agreements. For tax purposes, we generally keep customer data for seven years.

If you have any questions regarding data privacy, please contact the shop owner via the built-in messaging system. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Worldwide Shipping, Processing & Insurance

• We ship to many parts of the world. On any listing, enter your zip or postal code into the Shipping box to find out if your country is included and how much it will cost. If you find we do not ship to your country, contact us to find out if we might be able to.

• For oversized boxes (larger than 108" total) going to Alaska or Hawaii the shipping carriers charge rates similar to International postage. As a small business, we can not absorb those rates, so anything oversized to either of those states will be cancelled for a full refund.

• We ship within 1-3 days of order via USPS, Fed Ex, and UPS. insure items of $100 or more. In some cases we add Signature Required. If we need to delay shipping due to travel, we will let you know.

Returns & Refunds

• We accept returns. Per our policies, contact us within three days of delivery. Return shipping with insurance and tracking is at your expense. We process refunds once the item is returned in the same condition received.

• If your item arrives damaged, photograph it with packaging so we may make a claim.

• Returning an item is no fun; contact us before buying to ask questions or request additional photos. I'd rather talk you out of something vs your being disappointed with a purchase!

• Our top priority is your positive experience with this shop, and our greatest hope is that you LOVE the item purchased!

Do you do layaways?

Yes, we can work with you on a payment plan with immediate down payment. We generally do 30-day plans of two payments, but for more expensive items we can do a 60- or 90-day plan. We follow the Etsy recommended approach of having you purchase an item using Other as a payment option, then invoicing you via PayPal per the payment schedule upon which we mutually agree.

Note that layaways past due over 30 days (with three reminders) go into default. Once in default the transaction is cancelled and layaway payments are not returnable due to having removed items from the market and losing potential sales.

Convo to talk about a layaway plan that works for your budget.

Do you accept offers?

Please, no offers. We receive so much correspondence daily that we are unable to respond to offer requests.

We have loyal customers who return again and again and use the repeat customer discount coupon for 10% off. We set fair prices from the get-go. If something is expensive, you know it's good.

We do run sales occasionally, so watch for those. And we value community. Whether you are a returning customer, Facebook friend, or Instagram follower--our thanks to you is 10% off for supporting this shop. Please go to the About section of the main shop page and click on the social media links. Follow us on one of those platforms, convo to say you've done so and we'll send you the coupon code for 10% off.

Will you reserve or hold items?

We do NOT do reserves or holds. Like any business, we use sales proceeds to keep the shop running. We truly can't afford to take items off the market. But even if you have some funds with which to make a down payment, we can do layaway with you. Just convo to say you'd like to do a layaway, and we'll work with you on that route instead of a Hold or Reserve.

Can you tell me SOLD prices?

We get correspondance almost daily asking how much certain items are worth or what the price was of items that have sold, and we can no longer respond to these messages.

Reviews (1)

Average:

Stunning piece of Carico Lake turquoise, properly advertised and promptly shipped. Thank you, will visit your shop again!


Legal imprint