New Mens Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Ring Hand Made by Native American Navajo Artist Lorenzo James
This heavy Sterling Silver band features intricate stamping and repousse; the detail is outstanding. The centerpiece is a fine example of gem quality Natural Bisbee Turquoise.
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
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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 Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 5.99 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, carved and polished
Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics
Ring Size 12 1/4 This is a wide ring, it will grab more skin and feel tighter than a normal width ring of this size.
Total Weight is Approx. 17 Grams
The top of the ring is approx. 26.5 MM long (Along finger)
Bisbee stone is approx. 16 mm long and 11 mm wide
Hallmarked "L. James S/S"
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