Darryl Dean Begay Nevada Blue Spiderweb Turquoise Solid 18 Karat Gold Ring
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Nevada Blue, one of the most collectible classic turquoise mines of Nevada, is located in Lander County near Battle Mountain. In the 1970s and 1980s it was used by many of the great pioneers of modern Native American jewelry including Lee Yazzie, Charles Loloma and Julian Lavato. Today, few examples of gem grade from the mine exist. The exquisite natural cabochon in this great ring was acquired from the estate of Julian Lavato who collected it in the 1970s. It is deep blue with complex reddish brown spiderweb matrix featured in layers within the stone. Created entirely from heavy solid 18 karat gold, the bezel is perfectly hand chiseled and sits atop a beautiful tufa cast shank. Fine inlays of gem grade natural Nevada Blue turquoise is set on the sides of the shank, one of which is accented with Mediterranean oxblood coral. The completed piece is one of Darryl Begay’s finest examples of wearable art.
Ring Size: 10-1/2 Stone Size: 15/16 in. x 13/16 in.
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