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Bisbee Blue Turquoise Sterling Silver Unisex Ring Navajo Russell Sam Size 8

$197.77

Bisbee Blue Turquoise Sterling Silver Unisex Ring Navajo Russell Sam Size 8

$197.77
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New Sterling Silver Unisex Ring with Natural Bisbee Arizona Turquoise made by Native American Navajo Artist Russell Sam

The setting is a Solid Sterling Silver Casting with hand made setting and trim on top

This Turquoise is Natural and comes from the famous Bisbee mine in Arizona
This band features a pierced, stamped and engraved design

 

The famous Bisbee Arizona "Lavender Pit" mine is known worldwide for its massive size and the host rock does have a natural Red/Brown or sometimes lavender color; Bisbee turquoise formed in and near this same abundant host limestone and breccia material as well as other mineral variations

The lavender name is so appropriate but is actually referencing a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational.

(the mine closed in the 1970's)

This Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 3.60 carats 
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished

 

This Bisbee stone is approx. 11.5 MM long and 9 MM wide

Natural Bisbee Turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable

This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics:

Beautiful  Blue Turquoise with "smoky" areas, and what I call "Lake Effect Bisbee" the Stones often resemble aerial views of the earth and water masses formed by the Turquoise, Limestone, Quartz, and Calcite matrix or host rock

 

Russell uses traditional casting techniques, forming methods and individually sizes his rings. His jewelry is hand made and will show evidence of tool marks, scratches, pits and other small flaws in the castings and stones

Please look at all of the pictures as we use high resolution images that should capture the small details of the item that you will receive

Total Weight is approximately over 9.4 Grams

Top of the ring is approximately 16.5 MM long

Hallmarked Russell Sam and Sterling (stamp is not always fully readable)   by Navajo Artist Russel Sam


Ring Size 8  (could be stretched up 1/2 size at no charge) If you wish to have us size a ring please message us BEFORE purchase as some sizing requests involve charges or may not be possible) There are some limitations to sizing or stretching, and the item will not be returnable for a refund after we alter it.

Our pieces are new, current or recent production, and due to the current gemstone and precious metals markets,
there is very little margin to discount from our low "value" everyday prices

 

For size reference we usually include US. Coins and currency A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16" A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 MM in diameter (Just under 1 ½ “) A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾” (A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16" ) A half dollar is just over 30 MM or just under 1 ¼” A Nickel is approx. 21 MM

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