This has the Bell Trading Post signpost mark and the word sterling. VINTAGE ARIZONA KINGMAN TURQUOISE RING. Vintage 70's Navajo oblong Arizona Kingman turquoise decorated ring.
The silversmith has used an oblong cut and polished blue turquoise stone with golden brown matrix setting it into a saw tooth bezel and wrapping with twisted wire. The silversmith continues decorating by encircling the stone with a balance mix of ten (10) silver raindrops and six (6) crescent moon wires. All mounted to a blackened silver base. The artist finishes by attaching a flat split shank wire band.The ring face measures 13/16" by 3/8" across and weighs 4 grams. It stamped with the Bell Trading Sign Post Hallmark - STERLING by the silversmith.
The stone has a small area where it appears some matrix may have broke off as seen in the pictures. It's not as noticeable to the naked eye as it is in the blow up pictures, but still mentioning it. Very nice vintage 70's Bell Trading Co ring! This vintage ring is gorgeous and one of a kind.The outstanding ring is handmade from solid sterling silver. No expense was spared on the making of this incredible ring. The focal point of this phenomenal treasure is the large nugget of nice gem grade Kingman turquoise nugget with awesome gold matrix. All original patina and the beautiful color is so soft and pleasing to the eye. Our silversmiths take great pride in carefully matching the original work so that no alteration work is seen even on old vintage jewelry.
Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries and has been cherished above all else in creation as the stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary ring so please take a look at the many pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth.
It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. Turquoise is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance.Turquoise is said also help speed the healing process, and is also known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily. Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E. The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona is the largest turquoise mine. Kingman blue has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous in the 1960's for its rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets. High grade natural Kingman is highly collectible because of it's intense blue with a black and silver matrix. This superb grade was found in an area called Ithaca Peak, which yielded the highest grade and hardest Kingman turquoise. This vein has been exhausted since 1972. The Kingman mine re-opened in September 2004 after being closed since the 1970's. The new owners of the copper mine have contracted to dump anything with turquoise veining or nuggets into trucks for Marty Colbaugh Processing. All of today's rock comes from Turquoise Mountain. The new highest grade is identical to what came out from Ithaca Peak 30 years ago. The Kingman mine currently yields about 1600 pounds of rough stone per month with 2400 pounds being the highest yield yet. Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability.
So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item. This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. A great-looking, extremely wearable piece from a fascinating and romantic period of Southwestern history, this was likely first acquired by a traveler on the Santa Fe railroad from a Fred Harvey Company trading post such as the Indian Room at Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel or The Hopi House at the Grand Canyon. As with Vintage Native American Pieces, some pieces may Exhibit Test Mark(s), Patina, Scratches, and Minor Dings from the Years in and out of Pawn Shops and Personal Collections. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary ring so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship.
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We are always adding new items. The item "Vintage Bell Trading Fred Harvey Kingman Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Size 8" is in sale since Wednesday, July 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings". The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona.
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