Signed D. Livingston authentic Navajo jewelry piece hand made in sterling silver with turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe Arizona, USA.
This gorgeous ring is a size 7 and weighs 16.5 grams. There are 9 oval pieces of "Sleeping Beauty" turquoise, each one bezel set in sterling silver and measuring 7.5 X 5.5 mm to 9.5 X 7.5 mm. There are 8 solid sterling silver round beads spaced between the oval shaped turquoise gems. The top of the ring measures 1 1/2 by 1 inch and is set onto a substantial shank that measures 1/2 to 1/4 inch. The shank is 1 3/4 mm thick at the base, were it touches the back of the finger, making this a well balanced and comfortable ring to ware.
Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine, in Globe Arizona, has become the most sought after and expensive US turquoise to buy since the mine closed in 2012. This ring shows excellent workmanship and attention to detail. The gems represent the clarity of surface and classic "blue" color the Sleeping Beauty mine turquoise is known for.
This is a fine piece of Native American jewelry in "like new" condition.