Here's a dead pawn, turquoise and sterling silver ring that we purchased from a well known pawn trader in western New Mexico.
The beautiful old ring features a contoured surface, natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone that's set in a scalloped silver bezel.
The stone is surrounded by a twisted rope and a series of curls.
To further adorn the ring the artist added an applied silver leaf and a few raindrop beads.
The back of the ring is stamped sterling and has the artist's hallmark (BY).
Despite it's age the ring is still in remarkably good condition. The stone is set firmly in it's bezel and is not cracked nor chipped. The silver shows only minimal signs of wear.
Some pictures are enlarged to show detail.
The coin in one of the pictures is a quarter.
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