This Ribbon Turquoise and Sterling Silver ring was created by Navajo silversmith Augestine Largo. The ring features two matching ribbon turquoise stones, that have thin dark green ribbons running across the sandy brown host rocks. The stones are set in deep serrated bezels with twist rope surrounding them. Traditional Navajo silver-work
The face of the ring measures almost 1-1/2 tall by 1/2 wide . It weighs 8.6 grams and is a size 7. Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Augestine Largo's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Ribbon turquoise, or boulder turquoise as it is sometimes called, occurs when a stone cutter takes natural Vein Turquoise (turquoise in its natural host rock) and cuts in the direction to create the vein going through the rock like a ribbon or splotches of turquoise in the host rock. In the olden days, if a turquoise vein was too thin to be cut into a cabachon, the miners would throw it away. Nowadays, Ribbon Turquoise is very popular in Native American jewelry.