Navajo Silver and Red Coral Floral Design Jewelry Ring

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, coral
  • Size: 1-⅛” x ⅞” face;
    Ring Size 7-½
  • Item # C4612o
  • Price: $390

This ring made by a Diné of the Navajo Nation has nine coral cabs mounted in silver bezels and arranged in a flower design.  The platform on which the design is mounted is slightly curved to better fit the contour of one’s finger.  Each coral cab is secured in a serrated silver bezel.

Coral was introduced to the Southwest by the Spaniards but was not used extensively until the late 1930s, when traders imported it to Zuni Pueblo. Most coral used in the Southwest came from the Mediterranean. Both Pueblo and Navajo artisans have worked with coral.  We have designated this ring as having been made by a Diné, however, it could have been made by a Zuni craftsman.  Both groups make designs of this style.


Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Navajo Silver and Red Coral Floral Design Jewelry Ring is from a client from Colorado

Recommended Reading: North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment from Prehistory to the Present by Lois Sherr Dubin

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryDiné - Navajo NationJewelry Rings

Real Simple: How to Measure Your Ring Size at Home  (This will take you to another website)

Alternate view of this coral ring.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, coral
  • Size: 1-⅛” x ⅞” face;
    Ring Size 7-½
  • Item # C4612o
  • Price: $390

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