MINT c1960 HUGE Zuni Needlepoint Bisbee Turquoise Ring
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1970: Item # 476547
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Here's an exceptional opportunity to be the first to enjoy a spectacular vintage ring. From a fabulous estate collection of vintage Native American jewelry, this ring is hand-made of sterling and rare Bisbee Blue turquoise. The massive top of the ring measures 1 3/4" tall x 1 1/8" at its widest point. (It covers most of the length of my finger!) A U.S. size 5 1/2 now, it could be easily enlarged or cut down, since the back of the band isn't ornamented, and would look as good on a man as on a woman.
This treasure is in like-new condition (apart from tarnish), because the former owner - who collected for more than 60 years - bought fine pieces directly from Southwestern Indian artisans and then stored them away. They weren't ever worn! On the reverse of the ring is an inventory identification number placed there by the collector and an original price. He paid $210 for this exceptional jewel, when it was new around 1960. All it's done since then is wait to be worn and loved.
From the same collection, we also have a whopping Bisbee Turquoise Silver Matrix Ring, very rare and older. If you're interested in both these treasures, we can work out even better pricing. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!