Cochiti Pueblo Ring with Eight Small Turquoise Stones on Solid Silver Shank by Waddie CrazyHorse

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Red Dakota ‘Waddie’ CrazyHorse, Cochiti Pueblo Jeweler
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1” long x ½” wide;
    Ring size: 10-½
  • Item # C4104J
  • Price: $615.00

Cochiti Pueblo artist Red Dakota ‘Waddie' CrazyHorse created this midcentury ring that features eight cabochons placed in hand-fashioned bezels and set on a rectangular face. The turquoise is set vertically in lines of four on a platform with tiny silver drops surrounding the stones. The stones have a pleasing array of different shades of blue, giving the ring a unique look. The ring is stamped "W" and "Sterling Silver" on the back.

Although there are several silversmiths who have used W as their hallmark, Waddie CrazyHorse is the only one with this style W posted in hallmark books so we have made the decision to credit him as the artist.Although there are several silversmiths who have used W as their hallmark, Waddie is the only one with this style W posted in hallmark books so we have made the decision to credit him as the artist.

"Red Dakota ‘Waddie' CrazyHorse is a 3rd generation silversmith who hails from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He hopes to someday follow in the master-silversmith-sized shoes of his grandfather Joe H. Quintana and father Cippy CrazyHorse. He is a Stanford graduate who plans on obtaining his MBA in social entrepreneurship in a few years. . . . Many of his designs are inspired by older (pre-1900) Navajo museum pieces and by his father's and grandfather's work, all of which share a common element of simplicity." [Schaaf, 2012:168]

Condition: this ring is in good condition. There is evidence of wear, but the stones are all intact.

Provenance: this Cochiti Pueblo Ring with Eight Small Turquoise Stones on Solid Silver Shank by Waddie CrazyHorse is from a Colorado collection.

Recommended Reading: Southwest Silver Jewelry by Paula Baxter

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryRings, Cochiti Pueblo

Red Dakota ‘Waddie’ CrazyHorse, Cochiti Pueblo Jeweler
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: Silver and Turquoise
  • Size: 1” long x ½” wide;
    Ring size: 10-½
  • Item # C4104J
  • Price: $615.00

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