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Older Ring with Four Geometric Shaped Stones

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  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1” x ⅞”; Ring Size: 8-½
  • Item # C4102.08
  • Price: $840.00

The artist who fashioned this early ring employed a creative twist on what was generally being made during the 1930s. Two small triangular-shaped stones and two rectangular ones are snugly set in handmade bezels and then placed on a finely stamped silver base. The base has a starburst shape and at the end of each point of the star rests a small silver drop. The artist carefully stamped the area between the four stones with a zig-zag design. The four-pronged shank has been chiseled with a series of small lines. The design on the band of the ring has been worn to a point that it cannot be identified as to what it was.  The craftsmanship on this bracelet is innovative and precise.


Condition: The ring is in very good condition with significant wear evident on the band. The darker green turquoise has a fracture but is firmly set in the bezel.

Provenance: The Older Ring with Four Geometric Shaped Stones is out of a large Colorado Southwest Indian Jewelry collection.

Recommended Reading:

Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair

Indian Silver Jewelry of the Southwest, 1868-1930 by Larry Frank and Millard J Holbrook

Alternate side view of this ring.

  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: 1” x ⅞”; Ring Size: 8-½
  • Item # C4102.08
  • Price: $840.00

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