Old Pawn Zuni Sterling Silver Carved Turquoise, Coral & Black Jet Ring Sz 6.25
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Old Pawn Zuni Sterling Silver Carved Turquoise, Coral & Black Jet Ring Sz 6.25:
Up for sale is an old pawn handmade Zuni sterling silver turquoise, pink coral and black jet ring. The ring features three pieces of skillfully carved stone set in solid sterling silver. The sides of the ring are hand stamped with a fan shaped design. A lovely and unique piece for your collection!
Native Americans from the southwest have paired turquoise with red materials in their jewelry for a long time. It's a beautiful combination of colors and contrast and rooted in symbolic meaning. Coral is not found in any ocean of the Americas. Therefore any "red gold," (often called by some artists) that was used in jewelry would have come to the Americas through trade or "Wampum" (trade beads) after the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in 1521. The bright red Mediterranean coral is rare today.
The ring is a size 6.25. It measures 15/16" long and weighs 7.1g.
The ring is in excellent vintage condition with nice wear and a heavy patina. It has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver.
You will receive the exact item pictured! Thank you for looking!
Check out myother items!On Jul-01-13 at 18:24:15 PDT, seller added the following information:
EDIT: THE RING WEIGHS 5.9g