I personally mined the rough material from a turquoise claim that I operate near Mount Chalchihuitl, the famous Pre-Columbian turquoise mine which supplied gemstones for the Aztecs and Chaco Canyon among others. This mine has been operated under many names and owners over the years. First operated in pre-Columbian times, then In the 1890's it was known as the Montezuma, and in the early 1900's it was called the Rough Rider by then owner A B Renehan. In the 1970's the names used were the Turk #1, Old Cerrillos and Verde. The last photo is of the workings in the main Verde pit which has seen mining activity for almost a thousand years.
It is marked with both ".925" and my "CHAMBLESS" hallmark on the inside of the shank and is a size 6 5/8. I do not resize rings myself as that is a skill best left to jewelry repair professionals, but this ring could be slightly enlarged... If all else fails, there is the option of making a special order but the stones are all very much one of a kind so there would definitely be differences. BUT that's what makes them so special!!!!
Philip Chambless ~ Southwest Gem
Verde Mine/Cerrillos Hills Turquoise Ring - Size 6 5/8 Direct from the MIner/Artisan
- Handmade item
- Materials: New Mexico, NM, Turquoise, Sterling, Silver, Cast, Tuffa, Stone, Cerrillos, Zuni, Aztec, Chaco, Chalchihuitl
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