This fabulous big ring is a size 9 was created by San Philipe artist Philip Sanchez.
This Sonoran Turquoise stone pops! Amazingly beautiful. It has bright pale blues blending to
dark emerald greens with yellow/beige.
It has a sturdy split shank band with sea shell designs.
The hand display is not to scale, it's way smaller.
Philip Sanchez, San Felipe Artist and Silversmith, was born in 1951 at the San Felipe Pueblo. He was raised on a large ranch with his 8 sisters and 5 brothers. They grew up tending to a variety of livestock and farming fresh fruits and vegetables. Philip stayed close to his roots with livestock of his own and enjoys horseback riding to check on livestock or just to go for a ride at sunset.
It's marked sterling and signed.
It's 1 5/8" tall by 3/4" at it's widest point.
The stone is 1 3/8" tall by 1/2" wide.
weight: 16.1 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sonoran Gold Turquoise is mined in Sonora, Mexico near the city of Cananea. The mine is located at the Campitos Mountain. Sonoran Gold is a beautiful turquoise comes in an aqua blue, lime green, two tone blue and can have stunning yellow gold matrices. Unlike most turquoise, Sonoran Gold is not mined in veins but forms inside clay deposits as individual nuggets.
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 :)