SWS 237 Kingman “water web ” turquoise ring

$349.00

This ring has a style that is from the 1970’s jewelry. With its curved silver work and straight line saw cuts and shadow box setting, this ring stands out from the rest. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine Kingman ” water web” turquoise.

Only 1 left in stock

Select your preferred ring size. Note that not all rings can be resized, we will be in touch if there are any questions.

This piece is currently sold but we may have similar items. Please click below to ask a question.

Ask A Question About This Product

Product Description

NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RING W/ KINGMAN “WATER WEB ” TURQUOISE

Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.

However, modern production of turquoise dates to the 1880’s when James Haas rediscovered the area. Natural Kingman Turquoise ranges in color from light to very dark blue and sometimes tints of green. Matrix can range from white, light brown to black and frequently flecked with pyrite and occasionally quartz. The most famous stones from this mine are rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. In its high-grade form it has always been considered among the top-quality American turquoise. This high blue color has become a “color standard” in the industry, reflected by the name “Kingman Blue”. However, much of the turquoise from Kingman occurs as seams, masses, and veins, rather than in nugget form. Besides the nugget form, the most desirable Kingman turquoise is a deep blue with molybdenum pyrite; also, deep blue with pyrite as well as in a “bird’s eye” pattern with “water web” matrix.

Customers who bought this, also loved

Go to Top