Early Zuni Ring with Diamond Shaped Channel Inlay

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-⅛” x ¾”; Ring Size: 4-¾
  • Item # C4102.36
  • Price: $320.00

At the beginning of the 20th Century, an unknown Zuni Pueblo silversmith painstakingly cut nine small diamond sections of turquoise, placed them into narrow channels of silver which formed a diamond shaped frame and then embellished the sides of the ring by filing. The crown sits on a sturdy three-prong shank.

Close to one hundred years of time and wear have almost completely smoothed over the file marks and the turquoise stones seem to have settled into the silver channels, giving this ring a one-of-a-kind appearance. It is a ring that has only become more charming with age.


Condition: The Early Zuni Ring with Diamond Shaped Channel Inlay is in very good condition. There is a smoothness to the silver that can only be achieved by years of wear.

Provenance: From a Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry Collection

Recommended Reading:

- Indian Silver: Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers by Margery Bedinger

- Southwest Silver Jewelry by Paula Baxter

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-⅛” x ¾”; Ring Size: 4-¾
  • Item # C4102.36
  • Price: $320.00

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