Here's a vintage, green jade & silver ring that we purchased from a well known pawn trader in western New Mexico.
This size 7 ring weighs a very comfortable 6 grams. As with much, older, Native American made jewelry there is no artist's hallmark nor any stamp indicating the silver purity.
State laws regulate what information pawn traders are allowed to give out, however we were told that this ring was made by a Navajo artist, probably during the 1940's or 1950's.
Despite it's age and travels this terrific old beauty is still in very good condition. The stone is set firmly in it's bezel and it's not cracked or chipped. The silver shows only minimal wear.
The ring can use some cleaning and polishing but we'll leave that for it's next owner to do. Our policy is that we never clean vintage jewelry as most collectors prefer to receive these older pieces "as is".
NOTE: The largest picture most accurately shows the true dark green color of the stone.
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The coin in one of the pictures is a quarter.
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