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Silver and Turquoise Ring in Flower Arrangement

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  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Size: 1-⅜ x 1-¼”; Ring Size: 6-½
  • Item # C4140M
  • Price: $195.00

This flower shaped ring was made by Diné silversmith Louise Platero. Louise was the mother of ten daughters, three sons and two adopted sons. She created and sold fine jewelry to help support her large family. She and her husband Ramon passed the knowledge of making jewelry to their children and grandchildren.

This flower shaped cluster ring features eight sky blue stones with golden brown matrix surrounding a single center stone. Each stone securely sits in a hand-crafted straight-edged bezel. Interspersed between the stones are carefully placed silver drops. The ring is signed with Louise Platero’s handmade hallmark—L Platero. It is a very attractive ring and fits nicely on the finger.


Condition: The Silver and Turquoise Ring in Flower Arrangement is in good condition. Two of the stones have small cracks, but the stone settings are still intact and secure.

Provenance: The ring is from the inheritance of a daughter of the Balcomb family, owners of several art galleries of Native American art and objects in the post-WWII era until the 1970s when they closed their last gallery.

Recommended Reading: Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Essary Jacka

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.  

  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Sterling Silver
  • Size: 1-⅜ x 1-¼”; Ring Size: 6-½
  • Item # C4140M
  • Price: $195.00

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