Turquoise from the Number 8 mine, in Nevada, is among the most coveted, and hard to find.
Here is a lovely, natural example that doesn’t force you to get a second mortgage.
The pretty, characteristic, pale aqua color is covered with a network of fine, spiderweb lines warmed by a few patches of toasty matrix.
It is formed in a graceful, tapered shape, and surrounded by a twisted silver rope bezel, antiqued in finish so it doesn’t compete with the stone.
The cleanly stamped shank is a good width, to support the star of the piece, and… it is adjustable in size.
The stone is the treasure, but the whole ring is wonderful find; well fabricated, proportioned, and priced.