Zuni Pueblo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Snake Eyes Ring

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: ¾” x ½” Face;
    Ring Size: 3-3/4
  • Item # C4070N
  • Price: $280.00

This exceedingly small Zuni Pueblo silver ring features twelve circular cabochons of beautiful turquoise, ranging in color from light green to sky blue. The stones are arranged in a rectangular shape in rows of four with two small bands of twisted wire separating them. This style is often referred to as a snake eye.

To highlight this ring even more, there are tiny silver drops along the edge of the crown. The rectangle is set on a three-prong shank. The ring dates from the second half of the 20th Century. It is unsigned.


Condition: this Zuni Pueblo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Snake Eyes Ring is in good condition. There is a dark patina which comes only with age and wear.

Provenance: from an extensive Southwest Indian Jewelry collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading: Zuni Jewelry by Theda Bassman

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryZuni PuebloRings

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo, SHE-WE-NA
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
  • Size: ¾” x ½” Face;
    Ring Size: 3-3/4
  • Item # C4070N
  • Price: $280.00

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