Magnificent Vintage Native American Navajo sterling and turquoise pin/brooch. Brooch is signed R H Boyd, weighs 31.5 grams and measures. 2 3/4" X 1 3/4" (center turquoise piece measures 1 1/4" X 3/8").Brooch has blue, with green, turquoise, has a beautiful matrix, and is in very good vintage condition. Please read condition description, sellers instructions and check out our other auctions. All Jewelry items are vintage and will have some wear, I describe all of my quality items to the best of my ability.
I do not buff out the vintage jewelry so the patina is preserved. Display boxes do not come with items. Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens.
It is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock , the turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks (sometimes called "fools gold" or iron pirite) which is very desirable.The more blue, the higher the copper content. The more green, the higher the iron content.
Sometimes turquoise is cut so that it takes some of the mother rock with it. This is referred to as " Boulder Turquoise " and it is very popular as it shows great contrast between the turquoise and the surrounding rock with which it formed. The item "Vintage Navajo Sterling & Turquoise Pin/Brooch Signed R H Boyd" is in sale since Thursday, April 27, 2017.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "jewelady1" and is located in Bend, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.