Vintage 1970s landscape agate and sterling silver southwestern solitaire ring. The large, oval, bezel set cabochon agate has two strong bands of gray and brown with a red line squirming its way across the stone. This is a textbook landscape agate because it really looks like a desert landscape with sand, dark stormy skies and red mountains in the distance. The sterling silver adds a little more design with scrolls and drops of metal that give the ring a very southwestern or Native American feel.
The ring is in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear on the surface of the metal and stone. I tested the gemstone to be natural, untreated agate and the inside of the shank is stamped "Sterling". There are signs of light scratches and signs of wear on the sterling, and there is dark patina along the scroll work which makes the silver pop. I have not polished the ring but would be happy to. The thick shank is round and not bowed or bent.
The ring is a size 4.75 and could be sized up or down one size. The head measures 15/16" tall and 7/16" wide.
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