Item # 692R- Solid Navajo Oval Turquoise Southwest Decorated Tufa Cast Ring by A.BOWMAN Sz 8 3/4

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Item # 692R- Solid Navajo Oval Turquoise Southwest Decorated Tufa Cast Ring by A.BOWMAN Sz 8 3/4

134.95

 

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NEW!  Bold solid Navajo oval turquoise southwest decorated tufa cast ring! The ring consists of an oval cut and polished light blue turquoise stone with brown matrix set into a smooth silver bezel. The artist mounts the stone to a thick silver decorated southwest design tufa cast band. Tufa casting is similar to sandcast except the silversmith uses volcanic rock for the mold. The volcanic rock is very soft and porous which gives the textured appearance, but being soft the artist usually only gets 1-3 pours before the mold breaks or otherwise is not usable again. That's why the tufa cast jewelry is so desirable whereas it's mostly one-of-a-kind.

The stone measures 1/2" by 7/16" across with the ring measuring approximately 3/8" wide. It weighs 11.2 grams and is a size 8 3/4. The ring is hallmarked with a Feather - Sterling by Navajo silversmith Anthony Bowman. Guaranteed Sterling Silver. Very nice bold Navajo tufa cast crafted men's ring with beautiful turquoise stone!  $134.95