Vintage Navajo Turquoise Ring from the Ft Defiance Collection
Product Code: JH003
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Fort Defiance Trading Post Collection - Turquoise Navajo Ring
This Antique Navajo Ring was made around 1950, it has a high dome Arizona Blue Turquoise stone set in a handmade ring that has a three prong shank. This old Turquoise Ring was made by a Navajo Silversmith, it looks like he cut the stone, which is typical, from a Arizona Turquoise rock. It is a beautiful old Turquoise stone that shows good use as it has a green hue over areas which is from natural oils and wear. The stone is set in a serrated bezel outlined in a partial twisted wire design were the shank meets to table of the ring. This is a very nice old Navajo Ring that was in John Hartman's personal collection.
Navajo Row Bracelet - Ft. Defiance Collection
John Hartman has pulled this Old Navajo Turquoise Ring from his personal collection as he often does, he has been letting the balance of the Fort Defiance go piece by piece for those faithful customers of DurangoSilver.com. John bought this collection from Francis Griswold in 1982, he purchased the entire old pawn jewelry collection from the vault of Ft. Defiance. Francis had been in prison since approximately 1958, when he got out, he came to John's Trading Post in Durango, Co and sold the largest known Indian pawn collection to date - literally, thousands of pieces. This is an awesome old ring that you can proudly wear for many years to come - it will bring you good luck!
This Bracelet comes with a letter of authenticity signed by John Hartman of Durango Silver Co. We invite you to read more about the Fort Defiance collection and Francis Griswold by viewing our online presentation - The Ft Defiance Pawn Collection
The stone measures : 7/8 inch long X 5/8 inch wide. The ring weighs 12 grams. The ring is a size 6 1/2.