Authentic Navajo Turquoise Oval ring with a shadow box style

$155.00
Authentic Navajo Turquoise Oval shaped ring with a shadow box style. The green turquoise is set inside a carved domed setting. It has a split shank for comfort and stability. Turquoise is most likely Pilot Mountain ARTIST: Jimmy Secatero, Navajo SIZE: Ring size: 9 1/2 - and can be sized by a reputable jeweler Top design: 1 1/4" long x 5/8" wide Stone & Sterling Silver Care: Take care not to store turquoise with harder gemstones as they can scratch the softer surface of the turquoise. Chemicals in beauty products, such as perfumes and certain cosmetics, are harsh on the stone and can lead to discoloration. Be sure to apply these things before adorning turquoise jewelry. This applies to the chemicals in cleaning products as well. Do not submerge stone into water. Commercial jewelry cleaners are too harsh to use on turquoise. Only use a jewelry polishing cloth on the stone. For an extra care step, you can place jewelry into a sealable plastic bag to prevent silver from tarnishing. There are also anti-tarnish slips that can be added. If tarnishing does develop, simply rub clean with a jewelry polishing cloth. Bracelet Care: Please do not adjust this bracelet by pulling it open or crimping it closed. This will result in the bracelet becoming out of round, the stones falling out and permanent damage to the jewelry. Put it on carefully. The earliest known use of turquoise in the Southwest dates to about AD300. Turquoise has both spiritual and economic value for southwestern people. It is one of the sacred stones in Navajo beliefs. The color of sky and water, turquoise is a central element in traditional Navajo prayer offerings. In social and ceremonial activities, turquoise is often given as expressions of kinship and friendship. - Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Washington DC My Navajo jeweler friend, Wes Willie says, “If you wear turquoise, the Holy People can always find you.” Native American Turquoise Jewelry Tips 1.Don’t be fooled by asking, “Is it turquoise?” If the stone COLOR is turquoise, a dishonest dealer can say yes, knowing full well that what you wonder is, “Is it a real turquoise stone?” 2.A common question is, “which is better, blue or green?” The fact is that turquoise comes in many colors and variety. The quality of the stone does not depend on color, it depends on the dense, deep color, a complex matrix, rarity and the origin - primarily the old mines in the southwest United States are considered most desirable to collectors. 3.BLUE TURQUOISE - dominance of copper - the color of sky & water 4.GREEN TURQUOISE - dominance of iron - the color of grass & plants 5.“Will turquoise change color? If the turquoise is natural, most likely over time the oils in your skin and the chemicals in the environment will darken the color or change it from blue to green. This is a sign that it is a natural stone, and the Native artists will call this your “spirit stone”. 6.Stabilized turquoise is real turquoise that has been imbued with a resin to keep the stone from changing color or crumbling. It is common in today’s Indian jewelry.
$155.00
Authentic Navajo Turquoise Oval shaped ring with a shadow box style. The green turquoise is set inside a carved domed setting. It has a split shank for comfort and stability. Turquoise is most likely Pilot Mountain ARTIST: Jimmy Secatero, Navajo SIZE: Ring size: 9 1/2 - and can be sized by a reputable jeweler Top design: 1 1/4" long x 5/8" wide Stone & Sterling Silver Care: Take care not to store turquoise with harder gemstones as they can scratch the softer surface of the turquoise. Chemicals in beauty products, such as perfumes and certain cosmetics, are harsh on the stone and can lead to discoloration. Be sure to apply these things before adorning turquoise jewelry. This applies to the chemicals in cleaning products as well. Do not submerge stone into water. Commercial jewelry cleaners are too harsh to use on turquoise. Only use a jewelry polishing cloth on the stone. For an extra care step, you can place jewelry into a sealable plastic bag to prevent silver from tarnishing. There are also anti-tarnish slips that can be added. If tarnishing does develop, simply rub clean with a jewelry polishing cloth. Bracelet Care: Please do not adjust this bracelet by pulling it open or crimping it closed. This will result in the bracelet becoming out of round, the stones falling out and permanent damage to the jewelry. Put it on carefully. The earliest known use of turquoise in the Southwest dates to about AD300. Turquoise has both spiritual and economic value for southwestern people. It is one of the sacred stones in Navajo beliefs. The color of sky and water, turquoise is a central element in traditional Navajo prayer offerings. In social and ceremonial activities, turquoise is often given as expressions of kinship and friendship. - Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Washington DC My Navajo jeweler friend, Wes Willie says, “If you wear turquoise, the Holy People can always find you.” Native American Turquoise Jewelry Tips 1.Don’t be fooled by asking, “Is it turquoise?” If the stone COLOR is turquoise, a dishonest dealer can say yes, knowing full well that what you wonder is, “Is it a real turquoise stone?” 2.A common question is, “which is better, blue or green?” The fact is that turquoise comes in many colors and variety. The quality of the stone does not depend on color, it depends on the dense, deep color, a complex matrix, rarity and the origin - primarily the old mines in the southwest United States are considered most desirable to collectors. 3.BLUE TURQUOISE - dominance of copper - the color of sky & water 4.GREEN TURQUOISE - dominance of iron - the color of grass & plants 5.“Will turquoise change color? If the turquoise is natural, most likely over time the oils in your skin and the chemicals in the environment will darken the color or change it from blue to green. This is a sign that it is a natural stone, and the Native artists will call this your “spirit stone”. 6.Stabilized turquoise is real turquoise that has been imbued with a resin to keep the stone from changing color or crumbling. It is common in today’s Indian jewelry.

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