Hello everyone! I’m new here. I have been collecting vintage turquoise jewelry for about 6 months now and I love learning about the history of these pieces and the artists who make them. I don’t have a lot of info about all of these pieces and I wanted to check and see if these are real stones. I’m still learning about signs of imitation turquoise. The cuff is my newest piece and possibly my favourite Thank you!
Everything looks real, you found some really nice pieces. Looks like a few of those rings have some age.
Smaller one on ring finger looks like a Bell branded tourist piece, I believe I have the matching baby bracelet. That would not be unusual as they were manufactured en masse. Do any of you pieces have hallmarks?
Oh interesting!! And yes, two of them do - I’ll attach the photos. The green one has “PP Sterling” and the coral and turquoise ring has “LH” inscribed inside the band.
Thanks Jason! I’m so curious about how old these pieces are! I was told the ring on my pinky is from the 50s and I would guess the large one on my middle finger above the snake ring is from the 30s based on other similar pieces I’ve seen. I don’t know enough yet to be sure. That stone is quite smooth and even in colour so that’s why I was worried at first that it wasn’t real. The turquoise stone on the turquoise and coral ring has a very very small white ding on it which also made me wonder because of dyed Howlite but it does look real to me too. I really appreciate your feedback!
I believe the PP is a Navajo maker Pat Platero from the last 20 years of their work. Very nice! I’m interested to see what that stone is…anyone know? Please and thank you🤓
I thought it might be Pat Platero too. I was told it was green turquoise when I bought it!