This classic southwestern ring from the 1980s has a geometric floral design and is accented with a blue turquoise cabochon. A great ring for turquoise lovers, southwestern enthusiasts, or boho fashionistas!
The word turquoise comes from the 17th-century French word “turquois,” meaning Turkish, the major exporter of turquoise to Europe. Turquoise was first mined over 5000 years ago in the Sinai Peninsula and adorned ancient Egyptian jewelry and clothing. Ancient Persians have been mining turquoise for 2000 years and used it to cap their palace domes to symbolize heaven on Earth. Pre-Columbian Native Americans mined turquoise from Central Mexico to the southwestern US. To learn more, read our blog post here:
The ring is in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The silver has a moderate layer of patina that can be polished upon request. The turquoise is not chipped or cracked and secure in the sawtooth bezel setting. There are no marks or stamps.
The ring is a size 5.25 and can be sized. The head of the ring measures 7/8″ tall and wide and weighs 1.71 grams. The box is for display only.
Please note the measurements in the details section, as the item can appear more significant than the actual size. Shipping is combined on multiple orders.