New Ladies Sterling Silver Two Quality Gem Bisbee Arizona Turquoise made by Robert Shakey Native American Navajo Artist
This Turquoise is Natural and comes from the famous Bisbee mine in Arizona.
The "Lavender Pit" mine is known worldwide for its size and the host rock does have a natural Red/Brown or some say lavender color; most Bisbee turquoise formed in and near this same host limestone material
The lavender name is so appropriate but is actually referencing and named for a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational.
(the mine closed in the 1970's)
Be sure to look at all the pictures for comparison as this is a long ring on top
Robert uses traditional casting techniques, forming methods and individually sizes his rings. His jewelry is hand crafted and will show evidence of tool marks, scratches, sizing, pits and other small flaws in the castings. 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.
The turquoise is from Bisbee mine in Arizona. Stone one 4.0 carats 14 mm long and 8 mm wide, Stone two 2.4 carats 14 mm long and 6 mm wide
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed carved and polished
Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
The turquoise is cut following the natural contours of the raw nugget or vein; some dips and irregularities are intentionally created or left.
One gem was cut from a vein or seam in limestone and quartz the 4.0 carat was from a larger series of veins in limestone conglomerate; two more fabulous examples of rare and beautiful natural turquoise from Bisbee Arizona
Total Weight is Approx. 29.2 Grams.
The top of ring is approx 57 mm long
Ring Size 9 3/4 to 10 1/4 This is an extremely wide ring and will usually fit significantly tighter than a thin band of the same size. We size using the leading edge/actual inner MM diameter sizong method. This ring in tapered in more on one side, making one way an 8 1/4 and the other side a 9 1/4 so this ring will fit like an 8 1/4 in one direction and more likea 8 1/2 or 8 3/4 if you flip it around
Stamped With Hallmark: "Shakey Sterling"
For size reference we usually include US. coins. A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16" A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾”"
A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16" A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 mm in diameter (Just under 1 ½ “) A half dollar is just over 30 mm or just under 1 ¼ A Nickel is 21 mm