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Diné Ring with Teardrop Shaped Turquoise Stone

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver, turquoise
  • Size: ⅝” x ½”; Ring Size: 4
  • Item # C4102.35
  • Price: $250.00

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.


Condition: The Diné 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:

- The Beauty of Navajo Jewelry by Theda Bassman

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

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.

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver, turquoise
  • Size: ⅝” x ½”; Ring Size: 4
  • Item # C4102.35
  • Price: $250.00

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