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Round table or platform mounting: 1 7/16 diameter
The measurement is approximately the circumference of a U S Silver dollar(NFS) as photographed #3

8 1/2 ring size, as measured on a jeweler's mandrel

Shank: Silver content unknown
No marks

Weight: 16.32 grams on a jeweler's scale

The tear-drop shaped center stone is 1/2'' in length which is surrounded by a
twisted silver rope which is surrounded by six (6) triangular and tear drop shapes

Six (6) handmade beads of silver separate the outer gemstones

Double split ring shank: a generous 3/4 in diameter

The ring has not been polished in recent memory-if ever.

Age: cannot be newer than 1978. I kept no records of my purchases.

What follows is now the template for the balance of my turquoise.
If you've read it once, there's nothing new.

Photos may have been taken in natural light, blocked sunlight, sunlight(you'll see a shadow) or with the flash engaged.

Guaranteed to be as described and prettier than photographed.

Additional photos available upon request ~ Questions are invited.

Each turquoise piece listed in BlazeTwo is guaranteed to be no newer than 1978 and the turquoise is guaranteed to have been mined in the American southwest.

You will locate a variety of vintage North American Indian pieces (rings, bracelets, watch bands, and bolo ties) when you search my shop's SOUTHWEST JEWELRY segment.

I collected the items during the summers of 1972-1978. I kept no records of my purchases.

RETURN: buyer will have a 3 day right to inspect and approve the piece as described and photographed. In the unlikely event the buyer rejects the piece then return postage is the buyer's responsibility. The courtesy of an email to expect your parcel is requested.

PAYMENT: Paypal; USPS money order; your personal check (10 days to clear, generally)

SHIPPING: USPS First Class Mail (boxed)with USPS insurance is included.
All jewelry items ship within the United States only.

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You may wonder, ''Gawd, she talks a lot but what is the name of the mine?''

To answer your question, please read on~there's a book you may want~I do not have it for sale but you can google its title.

Neither a gemologist nor an expert on turquoise, I cannot identify particular stones with 100% confidence. My Lone Mountain Squash is described as such because 40 years later I remember that detail with clarity. The Eddie Beyuka Apache Buffalo Dancer is marked ZUNI. Absent marks, I present the pieces as they are and describe the details which are known to me.

I gently suggest you purchase as I did and allow your color eye guide you to what is appealing.
After all, there is no more reliable judge than your own two peepers.

For the serious student of turquoise, I recommend this book which can be located when you google TURQUOIS ( <----the correct spelling of the title) . The Memoir was originally published in 1915.

1974 6th printing
Pogue, Joseph E., Editor
Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume XII Part II
Glorietta, New Mexico: The Rio Grande Press Inc
ISBN 87380-056-7

The Introduction and a whiz-bang bibliography were added to the book by Rex Arrowsmith (whom I have mentioned in several listings)~in the 1974 edition. Rex, initially, was our source for many of the pieces listed on etsy. Right quick he became a friend too.

His credentials: Past President of the Southwestern Association of Indian Affairs, Chairman of The Old Santa Fe Association, author -- Mines Of the Old West--and on and on.

Rex's Introduction: ...''I have found from my own personal experience and from talking with turquoise cutters, miners, traders and Indians that in some cases it is impossible to identify which mine a stone comes from. The turquoise from some mines does indeed have distinguishing characteristics that can narrow the field down, such as the iron pyrite in the matrix of Morenci turquoise(not usually found in other turquoises) ...the color of some of the Lone Mountain turquoise... Each mine produces different grades of turquoise and the top grade is usually more easily identified than the lower grades that all tend to look more alike...''

If Rex with all his knowledge made that judgment then, Ladies and Gentlemen, such is why I do not identify a particular mine unless I am 100% certain.

Absent the STERLING stamp, the items are described as ''silver content unknown''.

Thank you for viewing BlazeTwo on etsy ~~

Vintage Ring 8 1/2 Navajo Silver Sky Blue Turquoise Gemstone Sky Large Round Vintage Handmade

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: silver, turquoise
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
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