Claw Set Spiderweb Turquoise Rough Heart Ring in 18k Gold
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A Native American turquoise ring (with modernist sensibilities) that seems to respond to the popular Tiffany style of stone setting. This is made with a flat shank, cut from heavy gauge gold sheet, and is set with a big, heartbreaking, free-form, turquoise gem. This stone is probably from Lander county Nevada, from the Blue Wind mine— the color is vibrant, highly saturated blue, and the spiderweb matrix is heavy deep black. This is a rare, gem quality stone, and it took and held a high, glassy polish. The stone is set on a hand cut and shaped gold plate, and the four long prongs that hold the stone aloft are tapered to claw-like points. The turquoise gem is roughly heart-shaped; the shape is more obvious when you view the ring from the back. Marked for 18k gold and with the maker's initials. Navajo.
18k yellow gold
c. Mid 20th century
This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.
Turquoise measures 18.5 mm x 18 mm. Gem is 10 mm thick (at the highest point).