New Mens Ring Sterling Silver Bisbee Arizona Turquoise made by Native American Navajo Artist Lorenzo James
The setting is a medium weight Solid Silver Casting with a textured fan on each side with a hand made setting on top
Lorenzo uses traditional stamping, forming, and casting techniques, 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 stones and silver
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 "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 a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational.
(the mine closed in the 1970's)
This rare Bisbee turquoise gemstone features Classic Bisbee Turquoise blue with mostly limestone matrix, some quartz, and calcite host and matrix
There is some smoky and spider webbing in a few small areas
This Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 18.40 carats
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
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics
Bisbee stone is approx. 20 mm long and 18 mm wide
Total Weight is Approx. 25.1 Grams.
The top of ring is approx. 24.5 mm along the finger
Ring Size 14 (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.
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