Size 11 3/4 Ribbon Turquoise Sterling Ring Navajo Artisan John Nelson NAR-09504 Closeout Final Sale. Big beautiful specimen of Boulder Ribbon Turquoise measuring approximately 1 1/6 inch in length by 3/4 inch wide including Sterling setting. Substantial hand made ring with heavy shank. The setting on this Turquoise Ring has twisted wire accents with Sun Ray and Moon stamping. Ring has good weight and tapers to a standard shank for comfort.
Native American Indian Jewelry by Navajo Silversmith John Nelson.
Boulder Turquoise or Ribbon Turquoise is simply when a stone cutter takes natural Vein Turquoise (Turquoise in its natural host rock) and cuts in the direction to create the vein going through the rock like a ribbon or splotches of turquoise in the host rock like a Boulder Opal. Most of the Boulder Turquoise is found in the famous Royston and Pilot Mountain Mines in Nevada. The reason Boulder Turquoise is sometimes called Ribbon Turquoise is because the turquoise is a "ribbon" that arcs through rich brown boulder stones. The uniqueness of the Turquoise patterns that map through beautiful and varied brown boulder stones really gives Boulder Turquoise jewelry its own distinctive flair.
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