Item # 693B-Solid Navajo Square Turquoise Southwest Decorated Tufa Cast Ring by A.BOWMAN Sz 13 1/4

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Item # 693B-Solid Navajo Square Turquoise Southwest Decorated Tufa Cast Ring by A.BOWMAN Sz 13 1/4

149.95

 

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NEW!  Bold solid Navajo square cut turquoise southwest decorated tufa cast ring! The ring consists of a square cut and polished blue-green turquoise stone with brown and rust brown matrix from the Pilot Mountain Mine 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 5/8" by 9/16" across with the ring measuring approximately 1/2" wide tapering down to 1/4" wide across the bottom. It weighs 14.6 grams and is a size 13 1/4. 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!  $149.95