Offered here is a Navajo 14K solid gold ring with a freeform high grade No. 8 mine turquoise cabochon (Eureka, Nevada). The cabochon has a gorgeous and coveted near black spiderweb matrix intermixed within the seafoam green turquoise. This stone is set in a handmade beartooth bezel setting and is flanked by the leaves and tendrils of the squash blossom-- a traditional Navajo motif. The ring has a solid shank and band which will make it last many more years than the commonly seen Navajo split shank design.
You don't find a lot of Navajo gold pieces of this quality in the secondary market for two reasons. Firstly, they are rare. Most Navajo metalsmiths prefer to work silver which has been a part of the tribe's cultural history since the late years of the 19th century. Secondly, most people who get a piece this good are going to keep as a family heirloom.
Ring is stamped: 'JAG', 'NAVAJO', and '14K'
Weight: 12.0 grams
"The color of Number 8 (turquoise) varies from light blue, blue with shades of green to beautiful dark blue. It is found with a black, golden, red or brown matrix. With the black and red spider webbing being the most valued. Today Number 8 turquoise is one of the most valuable stones that can be collected. High-grade Number 8 turquoise is by far some of the finest turquoise to ever have come out of Nevada."
Currently a size 9.5. Sizing is available on this ring. It takes 1-2 weeks and typically costs $30-$50 to go up or down a couple of sizes. If you make a large change to a ring going up in size, price is more (for example a 6.5 to a 13.5 in a wide man's ring is $150). Convo to make arrangements. Ships boxed.
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