Vintage Double Carved Leaf Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Size 7.5
Offering a vintage sterling silver handmade ring featuring two wonderful carved leaf turquoise stones. The stones are bordered by a twisted bezel and feature two raindrop beads. Comfortable, split shank design. This appears to be made in the style of Native American jewelry and makes a beautiful, unique statement ring.
MATERIAL Sterling silver
GEMSTONE Carved turquoise leaves. As this ring was purchased on the secondary market, we can only assume that the turquoise has been stabilized, a common practice after the 1960s to strengthen this softer stone.
SIZE Ring is a size 7.5 to 7.75 on the mandrel. The face measures 42 mm tall by 13 mm wide. The turquoise leaves measure about 17 mm by 10 mm. Weighs 7.0 grams.
MARKS Unmarked but tests as sterling silver with jeweler's acid and a test stone.
AGE circa 1970s
SYMBOLISM or HISTORY Turquoise is thought to be protection from the evil eye and prevents falls. It is a stone of purpose, bringing happiness to the wearer, can make friends of enemies and is symbolic of generosity and affection. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December babies.
CONDITION Darkened patina on the silver which is achieved over time and with age. No issues to note with the turquoise stones. The last photo is taken outdoors in natural light. Excellent, vintage condition.
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