Diné Silver Ring with Teardrop Shaped Turquoise Stone [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver, turquoise
  • Size: ⅝” x ½”;
    Ring Size: 4-1/2
  • Item # C4102.35
  • SOLD

Giving gifts of jewelry to young children is a common practice for the Diné. Starting with the celebration of a child’s first smile, small bracelets or rings are bestowed upon both young boys and girls. Turquoise and silver is a must for any traditionally dressed child. This small ring is similar to the type that could have been given to a young Diné girl for a special occasion.

This delicate little ring was expertly crafted. It features a beautiful turquoise cabochon shaped like a teardrop, set in a uniquely stamped frame. The unknown artist surrounded the sky blue stone in a frame created by the artful use of stampwork.

Note: when we say Diné, as opposed to Navaho or Navajo, we are referring to the people and not the government.  Since 1969, their government refers to itself as the Navajo Nation.

Condition: The Diné Silver Ring with Teardrop Shaped Turquoise Stone is in very good condition. The stone is intact.

Provenance: The ring is from a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry collection.

Recommended Reading:

- White Metal Universe: Jewelry from the Fred Harvey Collection by Cynthia Davies

- The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry by Theda Bassman

Relative Links: Diné, braceletsringsSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Alternate View of this ring.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver, turquoise
  • Size: ⅝” x ½”;
    Ring Size: 4-1/2
  • Item # C4102.35
  • SOLD

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