Jewelry, Ring, Sterling Silver & Turquoise (Native American)

Here we have a classic Navajo design; a bezel-set sea foam turquoise nugget cabochon with silver braid trim and a leaf shape with three "bubbles."  Ring is well designed with a secure bezel and a split shank.  Not stamped and no maker's mark, but tests as 925 or sterling silver.  Ring face measures 1-1/16" high and 1-1/8" wide.  Probably designed for a woman, being a size 4-1/2, but can be reasonably sized larger.

 Sea foam is a descriptive term for a knobby, foam-looking nugget produced by many different mines.  It can be polished without cutting, and flattening the back makes it easy to mount in the jewelry setting.

Photo:  Darla Aniline Photography