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Robert and Bernice Leekya - Zuni Sterling Silver
Kingman Turquoise Nugget Ring

HK Item #PR921 - size 9 1/4

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise nugget ring by Zuni Robert and Bernice Leekya

Size
9 1/4
Dimensions
3/4" tall at the front
Materials
Kingman Turquoise, Read about stones;
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
RLB
STERLING
Artist
Robert and Bernice Leekya, Zuni

RLB is the hallmark of husband and wife team Robert and Bernice Leekya. Robert was born in 1934. He was taught the art of silversmithing by his father, the esteemed Leekya Deyuse (1889-1966) during the 1940s. Robert started working in his signature nugget style in 1953. He has won many awards for his work using high quality nugget stones. Robert's mother was Juanita Cooyate.

Bernice Leekya, born in 1920, is the daughter of Zuni artists Doris Ondelacy and Wayne Ondelacy who taught her inlay and work, her favorite designs being Knifewing and Rainbow Man.

Robert and Bernice Leekya have been making beautiful nugget watches, bolos, belt buckles and belts together since the 1960s. For a time they created inlay and gold set pieces, but when gold prices soared they returned to their preferred work – nugget-style using high quality Kingman stones and heavy sterling silver (18-26 gauge).

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise nugget ring by Zuni Robert and Bernice Leekya

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

Robert and Bernice Leekya
Zuni Sterling Silver
Kingman Turquoise Nugget Ring
PR921 - SIZE 9 1/4

$150 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise nugget ring by Zuni Robert and Bernice Leekya

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise nugget ring by Zuni Robert and Bernice Leekya

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise nugget ring by Zuni Robert and Bernice Leekya

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TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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