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Turquoise with Iron Pyrites and Sterling Silver Ring Size 8-3/4 to 9 New

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This is a new handcrafted Sterling silver ring. The irregularly shaped cabochon of bright blue turquoise features dramatic metallic inclusions of iron pyrites. The source of this stone is lost in the mists of time, or maybe it can just be blamed on the silversmith’s foggy memory! The ring’s band is made of 8-gauge half-round wire hammer-flattened toward the ends and decorated with a silver “raindrop” on each side of the bezel plate assembly, which is a simple rimmed bezel style.

The size of the cabochon is about 12.7 by 19 mm (0.5 by 0.75 inch). The bezel strip is fine silver. The bezel base plate measures about 14.7 by 21 mm (0.58 by 0.84 inch), and the band is 3.3 mm (0.13 inch) wide. The underside is stamped with the maker’s mark “RD” (R inside a larger D) and “.925” for Sterling silver. The weight of the Sterling silver in the ring before setting the stone was about 4.7 grams. The ring is between SIZE 8-3/4 and SIZE 9.

A note for Astra’s Shadow shoppers: you may have noticed a number of silver jewelry items (or perhaps even purchased one) in the Astra’s Shadow collection described as vintage 1970s with the makers mark “RD”. Those pieces were made by the same silversmith, now part of Astra’s shop, who made this ring. After a very long hiatus, RD has picked up hammer and torch again and returned to silversmithing. A new maker’s stamp (the one used on this piece) has been designed to distinguish the old from the new.

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Turquoise with Iron Pyrites and Sterling Silver Ring Size 8-3/4 to 9 New


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: sterling silver, bright blue turquoise with iron pyrites
  • Only ships within United States.
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