This ring is a beautiful southwestern style ring. It can be worn by Men or women. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Turquoise is the most common stone found in Old Pawn jewelry. Natural turquoise is porous and will change to a greener color, so it isn’t uncommon for authentic pieces to have discolored stones.
Wear and Tear
Authentic Old Pawn jewelry will have a natural gray patina, indicating age. It takes decades for the patina to develop and may appear grayer in dry climates like the southwest. Humidity will add a darker, blacker patina. Patina typically isn’t buffed off in order to preserve its history and value. Made of Sterling Silver.
This is vintage jewelry handmade by Native American Indians and is a southwestern fashion style.