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Old 07-02-2018, 02:42 PM
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I dug up a silver ring with turquoise inlays and the word "sterling" in it. There is also what I thought was a hallmark but upon closer examination, appears to be a picture of a Scottish terrier. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:51 PM
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First, let me say that a beauty of a find! The pyrite matrix in the turquoise is sometimes actually desired, showing it came from a certain mine, such as Kingman or Morenci. Is that a hallmark in the photo? It certainly looks like a Native American made ring. I recently sold a ring similar to that; determined to most likely be Morenci turquoise, with an unknown maker's mark, for $75. The buyer was very pleased!
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
First, let me say that a beauty of a find! The pyrite matrix in the turquoise is sometimes actually desired, showing it came from a certain mine, such as Kingman or Morenci. Is that a hallmark in the photo? It certainly looks like a Native American made ring. I recently sold a ring similar to that; determined to most likely be Morenci turquoise, with an unknown maker's mark, for $75. The buyer was very pleased!
Thanks! No hallmark on it. It's one of my favorite finds. I'd let it go for $75 though. Let that buyer take a look at the pics!

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Old 07-05-2018, 11:13 PM
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The more I look at it, the more it looks like Morenci.
A little info and nice examples can be found here:
http://tucsonturquoise.com/southwest-turquoise/

I'll give ya three bucks for it. that's the thrift sale price I paid for the one I sold.
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:17 PM
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I'd let it go for $75 though. Let that buyer take a look at the pics!
I would if I could.
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