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    Posted 4 years ago

    valentino97
    (724 items)

    2 nice unsigned rings. I believe Navajo. Over the years body oil will change turquoise colors, which you can see in this amazing 1-3/8" ring. Each stone is set in a sawtooth bezel and then in individual blackened bezels. The one on my pinky still has turquoise in fairly the same color, and beautiful twisted wire round motifs.

    I wear them together. I believe these are 1940's rings because they aren't marked. Laws changed after WWII about marking Native American jewelry that have to do with silver-smithing guilds. In the 1970's hundreds of stamps were used in addition to sterling or 925.

    Another note about marks. Many rings are resized and often marks are lost. Thank you davyd286 for telling me this style is called "snake eye".

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    Comments

    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      You are spoiling me with all these photos. :-))))))
    2. martika martika, 4 years ago
      You have got a very nice collection !!!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Lovely work and nice group!
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      I wear these 2 a lot. Love them too despite cracked shank on pinkie ring. I love turquoise, what can I say?

      Thank you Marta - yes a few nice things.

      Thanks Kyra - these 2 are always together. I need a matching bracelet now :-)

      Thanks friends for loves: Scott, Nice, Karen, Fort, Hel1, Marta, Mike, Aura, Mani!
    5. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 4 years ago
      I love the different colors of the stones!!
    6. davyd286, 4 years ago
      You probably know that already but others may also be interested to know that this design is often called "snake eye".
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thanks Elisabeth - me too!

      No davy I did not know that - thank you! Navajo correct? I always appreciate your comments because I don't have all the facts!

      Thanks friends for loves: Fleafinder, Aura, Caper, Kevin, Rick and lovely Rose!

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