Made in the 1990s, this lovely turquoise, mother of pearl, and sterling silver ring is very simple and feminine. The molted blue turquoise is bezel set into sterling silver and accented by glowing white mother-of-pearl — a lovely ring to add to your jewelry collection.
The word turquoise comes from the 17th-century French word “turquois,” meaning Turkish, which is 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 light patina layer that can be polished upon request. The turquoise has no chips or cracks and is secure in the mounting. The bezel is secure and holds the stone with it wiggling. The inside is stamped STERLING.
The ring is a size 6.5 and can be sized. The head measures 7/8″ tall and 1/2″ wide, and the ring weighs 4.85 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.