Top-quality Native American handmade sterling silver Perisan Turquoise ring, created by Native American silversmith, L. Bruce Hodgins. The genuine natural Persian turquoise stone is set in a handmade gallery bezel with beautiful carved silver-work all around. Note the intricate stamp work on the shank of the ring. Bruce crafts his jewelry using heavy-gauge silver and unusual stones. He does all the work from design to finish himself.
The face of the ring measures 1-1/8 long by 7/8 wide, the band narrows to about 3/8 wide at the back. The ring weighs 25 grams. Size 11-1/2.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Purchased directly form and hallmarked by the artist. The outstanding craftsmanship and one of a kind design of this ring make it an outstanding choice!
About L. Bruce Hodgins: L. Bruce Hodgins creates one of a kind jewelry now in collections all over the world. He is the winner of many prestigious awards, including third place at the 2005 Sante Fe Indian Market and first place at the 2007 Eiteljorg Museum Indian market.
Persian Turquoise comes from a number of mines in modern day Iran. The stones from these mines show a great color variation. Persian Turquoise has been highly coveted in the middle east for centuries. Firm evidence exists that these mines were heavily worked beginning in the 10th century, but there is also evidence that some of the mines near the surface may have been exploited as early as 2100 B.C. Persian Turquoise has been used in jewelry for thousands of years.