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Jet and Turquoise Zuni Channel Inlay Ring

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  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Jet
  • Size: 1-⅜” x 1”; Ring Size: 10-¼
  • Item # C4070B
  • Price: $1,025.00

The three-dimensional sky-blue turquoise in this Zuni channel inlay ring is breathtaking. An unknown lapidary artist precisely cut and shaped six pieces of light blue turquoise and set item within sterling silver channels. Around the diamond-shaped center are four pieces of black jet that make a stunning contrast against the blue stone. This is framed in a smooth, polished bezel which is surrounded by a single twisted wire element. The face of the ring rests on a solid sterling silver shank. The ring is sturdy, with the classic elegance that is often found in well-crafted Zuni jewelry. The ring is unsigned and dates from the mid to late 20th Century.


Condition: The Jet and Turquoise Zuni Channel Inlay Ring is in excellent condition.  

Provenance: from an extensive Southwest Indian Jewelry collection in Colorado

Recommended Reading:

Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs by Nancy Schiffer

North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to Present by Margaret Dubin

  • Category: Jewelry Rings
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Jet
  • Size: 1-⅜” x 1”; Ring Size: 10-¼
  • Item # C4070B
  • Price: $1,025.00

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