Vintage Diné Lady’s Ring with Three Robin’s Egg Blue Turquoise Gemstones

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise, Sterling Silver
  • Size: 2” x ½”; Ring Size: 6
  • Item # C4102.06
  • Price: $550.00

An early twentieth century Diné artisan mounted three gem-grade turquoise cabochons on this elegant lady’s silver ring. The turquoise gemstones are a robin’s egg blue with little matrix and were placed in handmade bezels in a vertical setting. Interspersed between the turquoise cabs are four stamped silver balls. The three gemstones rest on a slightly scalloped platform that is connected to a three-prong shank.  As was the custom in the early twentieth century, the ring is unsigned.


Condition: The Vintage Diné Lady's Ring with Three Robin's Egg Blue Turquoise Gemstones is in excellent condition. It shows extensive wear that has given the piece a wonderful patina. The turquoise cabs are intact, but wear has also given them a smooth finish.

Provenance: From an extensive jewelry collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading:

Navajo Silver: A Brief History of Navajo Silver by Arthur Woodward

Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths by John Adair

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise, Sterling Silver
  • Size: 2” x ½”; Ring Size: 6
  • Item # C4102.06
  • Price: $550.00

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