Large Freeform Fat Teardrop Broken Arrow Turquoise Ring by John Hartman. This large dinner ring features a super fancy shank that features large beads all the way around the shank with square wire on each side of the beads. This shank is nice and heavy and is accented on each side with repose and raindrop paisley type designs. This is a really classy - Victorian style ring. This ring is adorned with an aqua blue, forest green water web, Broken Arrow Turquoise freeform stone. Handmade in Durango, Colorado USA and stamped "Durango Silver .925 and J. Hartman".
The stone 27.30mm long X 19.76mm wide. The The ring weighs 17 grams and the shank is 2.03mm thick. The ring is a size 9 3/4.
Broken Arrow is known as Variscite but is commonly called Green Nevada Turquoise by jewelers and collectors alike. The miner does not sell Broken Arrow as Turquoise. There is a debate among gemologists and Turquoise cutters whether this stone is Turquoise or Variscite. Either way, this is a beautiful, natural, American gemstone.