Contemporary 14kt Gold ring w/Morenci Turquoise
Large handcrafted ring. Set in yellow 14 kt. gold and genuine Morenci Turquoise. This is a unique ring made up of rectangles and squares that form a geometric pattern. Measuring over 1″1/2 in length with a width of 1″. The deep blue turquoise is set flush in the setting. This ring has open design and a heavy weight. This is an amazing ring that is sure to become a collectable.
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Contemporary 14kt Gold ring w/Morenci Turquoise Details
Morenci turquoise is another American classic, highly regarded and sought after by collectors. Though the Morenci turquoise mine produces a wide range of colors from blue to green, the most desirable is a deep blue color with a heavy iron pyrite matrix and occasionally some spider webbing.
The Morenci turquoise mine is in Southeastern Arizona. It is the by-product of a large open-pit copper mining operation and dates to 1864. William “Lucky” Brown was offered the mining rights in the 1950s and the Brown family has worked the mine since. Though no turquoise is actively being produced at the Morenci mine, small amounts do still come to market each year from the stock that was mined previously.
14 Karat specifically refers to the metal mix that is 58.3% gold, compared with 18 Karat that is 75% gold. 14K gold is used for engagement rings, eternity bands, pendants, earrings and other fine jewelry pieces.