Multi-stone Turquoise Diné Flower Design Silver Ring

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-⅜” x ⅞”;
    Ring Size: 6-½
  • Item # C4140J
  • Price: $395.00

This contemporary Multi-stone Turquoise Diné Flower Design Silver Ring features ten small round turquoise gemstones surrounding a center of two teardrop shaped gemstones. The turquoise gemstones were all set in small shadow boxes that were oxidized, creating a contrast between the shiny silver, the blue gemstones and the black oxidized background. Interspersed between the settings are small silver balls. The face of the ring rests on a silver band. It is a very attractive and well crafted twentieth-century ring. It is unsigned.

 

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 Multi-stone Flower Design Ring is in excellent condition.

Provenance:  From the estate of Frances Balcomb who passed it on to a daughter from whom we obtained it.  Mrs. Balcomb closed her Gallup, New Mexico, Indian Art Gallery in the 1960s and her Albuquerque one in the 1970s, and this was probably inventory which she put away.

Recommended Reading: Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest by William A. Turnbaugh

Relative Links: Jewelry RingsDiné - Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1-⅜” x ⅞”;
    Ring Size: 6-½
  • Item # C4140J
  • Price: $395.00

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