Vintage Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Native American made ring.
The Bisbee Turquoise is 1/2 of an inch long (112.5 mm) and 9/16 ths of an inch wide (14 mm). The top of the ring is 3/4 of an inch long (18 mm) by 5/16 ths (8 mm). The shank of the ring is 3.00 mm. The ring is stamped "sterling" . This blue Turquoise has a dark line inclusion, and takes a brilliant shine due to its hardness. The Bisbee mine was most famous for its silver and other metals not turquoise which was of no interest to the mine owners. During this time from the late 1950s to the late 1960s, some of the recovered turquoise was obtained by company employees taking it home in their lunch boxes, etc. Though this activity was prohibited, the prohibition was rarely enforced. For several years (mostly the early to late 1970s), these individuals, locally known as "dumpers", were the only source for this fine turquoise.
Authentic Bisbee Turquoise from Bisbee, Arizona USA is some of the highest quality Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground. Its true blue colors are un-rivaled. Bisbee Turquoise is some of the most collectible Turquoise in the world. We can size the ring up, or down, 2 sizes at no charge for purchasers. Rings sized by us may still be returned, rings sized elsewhere may not.