This round ring is a size 8 and was created by Navajo Artist Alfred Martinez. The
natural Kingman Web Turquoise stone is the star of this piece.
is a bright blue with a black spiderweb matrix. The stone
sets in a
smooth bezel and is surrounded by twisted silver wire
It's marked sterling and signed
It's 7/8" tall by 7/8" at it's widest point.
weight: 8 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Natural Kingman is highly collectible. Some of the finest specimens of Kingman were mined in the 1960's. This was an intense blue with a black and silver matrix.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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