One of the things we love most about turquoise is the varying shades of bright blue right through to green that it can be found in.
This particular vintage ring features a beautiful elongated piece of green turquoise with natural blemishes to the stone. The stone is set in a lovely, smooth rub over setting that really complements the turquoise and the ring has such pretty detailing to the shoulders too.
The ring isn't hallmarked but tests as 9ct gold and the gold has a lovely warm pink tone to it. There is a mark inside the shank which looks to be possibly a maker's mark/symbol of three circles but we've not been able to track down the jeweller this belongs to.
Ring size - approx a US 4 / approx a UK H 1/2
The turquoise measures approx 14.5mm long by 5mm wide and is in a closed back setting. The ring shank is approx 1.8mm wide at the back of the ring. The ring weighs approx 2.1g in total.
Condition - The ring does show signs of age and wear, both to the gold and the turquoise stone. There is some light surface wear to the gold from age and wear. The turquoise stone has natural defects and lines within the stone. There is what appears to be a small chip out of the turquoise at one end but we believe this is either a natural chip to the stone or it occurred before the stone was set as there is no sign of damage to the gold rub over setting right next to it. There does appear to be a very fine hairline crack to the turquoise approx midway East to West across the stone. As the turquoise is in a closed back setting we can't be sure this runs right through the stone but there is no movement to the stone in the setting and is only significantly visible on close inspection. Please see photos for more details.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale*
Vintage gold and turquoise ring
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