Color: opaque deep blue hue with black matrix and quartz inclusions. Stone treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone cuts : Carved and polished cabochon. Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Diné (Navajo) silversmith.A beautiful turquoise cabochon stone resting in a bezel setting. The stone was mined in Nevada from the Blue Bird mine. The stone is encircled with a twisted rope motif. A foliate motif spreads around the stone. Smooth, polished band for comfortable wear. Tarnish on the silver gives the piece an antique quality we believe is rather lovely; tarnish can be removed with a buffing. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation.
Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Blue Bird Turquoise, from Nevada, is highly coveted for its gorgeous medium to dark aqua blue hues with an internal quartz matrix that varies in color from white, greenish yellow, or black.
This turquoise was only mined for a brief amount of time, so it is incredibly difficult to find. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Rings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.