Lander Blue turquoise
Really, Lander Blue! A friend and her husband bought this ring in the 1970s as a contemporary piece by Loren T. Begay, also known as “Running Horse.” It is a nicely made sterling silver ring with Begay’s silver leaves surrounding, in essentially a shadowbox form, a cabochon of Lander Blue turquoise. The stone is a classic piece of Lander Blue with bright blue turquoise spots in an evenly distributed dark matrix. Dense, dark, very nice. I do not have a carat weight for the stone but the stone itself measures approximately 1/2″ x 1/4″ and you can see the depth/height in the photos. The total top platform that holds and surrounds the stone measures 1 1/8″ x 5/8.” The ring is about a size 5 1/2″ with no issues or problems.