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ZUNI BLUE GEM TURQUOISE INLAID RING
ZUNI BLUE GEM TURQUOISE INLAID RING
 
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Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950's

Provenance: Private Collection
Our Price: $135.00

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Product Code: ERGS7
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This nicely crafted Zuni ring is inlaid with natural, aged Blue Gem turquoise stones. It measures 1 3/8" long by 5/8" wide and is a size 5.

Streamlined elegance is the best description for this beautiful Zuni ring! Created in the 1950's, this lovely channel inlay of deep blue/green natural turquoise is compatible with any style--day or evening. Not hallmarked, which was common during this early period.

Channel silver work, is known for its smoothness and luster. The artisan, using a silver base, first creates raised silver channels, also called bezels, to divide his chosen pattern into tiny compartments. Then taking into account his compartment shapes and bezel depth, he painstakingly shapes a variety of colorful stones or shells into a perfect fit. After fixing them in place, he follows with a final polishing. In channel inlay, silver bezels are an intricate part of the pattern.


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