Vintage Pierre Touraine Bisbee Turquoise Solid 14K Gold Ring
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Pierre Touraine was a famous jewelry designer of French heritage. He started his career creating jewelry for the nobility of Europe. In 1938 he immigrated to the United States to work with Harry Winston in New York. Later, he founded his own firm in Los Angelos before moving to Santa Fe. Becoming fascinated with Native American jewelers, he taught several how to incorporate modern design into their art. Among others, he taught Larry Golsh and Harvey Begay. In April, 1978, he was featured in Arizona Highways magazine during the era that the magazine celebrated Native American jewelry. This ring was made soon after he settled in Santa Fe. It features a large high grade natural Bisbee turquoise set in a simple hand made bezel atop a wide but minimalistic shank. The piece is made entirely from thick solid 14 karat gold. His work rarely comes on the market and is found in many celebrated collections such as the museum collection at the gemological institute of America.
Ring Size: 10 Stone Size: 1-7/16 in. x 15/16 in. This piece can be re-sized upon request for an additional $25.00 fee.
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