New Sterling Silver Mens Ring with 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
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 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 Smoky Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 18.25 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished
This rare Bisbee turquoise gemstone features bright Gem quality blues blending to Classic Smoky Bisbee with limestone, quartz, and calcite host and matrix. The larger area of limestone is considered in the price, however I believe the stone overall is more beautiful with the host material left in the classic "lake effect" bisbee gem
Bisbee stone is approx. 23 mm long and 20 mm wide
Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics
Russel 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 Approx. over 27 Grams,
Top of the ring is approximately 27.5 mm long
Hallmarked "R Sterling"
Ring Size 9 3/4 (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