This size 8 ring was created by Navajo Artist Lyle Piaso.
The domed Turquoise Mountain turquoise stone is a bright blue with darker blue, a bit of gold and a hint of green.
I love the border being etched like that, I've not seen that before. It has a wide sturdy split shank band.
The hand display is not to scale, it's way smaller.
Lyle is a third generation Navajo silversmith, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Chinle High School in Chinle, Arizona. He went on to attend the Community College in Tsaile, Arizona. After earning his degree in accounting, Lyle moved back to Albuquerque. Upon returning to New Mexico, Lyle began to silversmith along side his father Joe Piaso Jr., who has continued to inspire him over the years.
It's marked sterling and signed
It measures almost 7/8" tall by almost 5/8" at it's widest point.
weight: 7.2 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Turquoise Mountain Turquoise and "Birdseye" Turquoise
Turquoise Mountain and "Birdseye" turquoise come from the same mine in northwestern Arizona near the Kingman mine. The mine was closed in the 1980s. It is light to high blue, with both webbed and non-webbed matrix. "Birdseye" describes stones from this mine that show areas of light blue circled with dark blue matrix, resembling the eye of a bird. It is a beautiful addition to one's collection.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)