VINTAGE JEWELRY DIRECTORY
NATIVE AMERICAN RINGS
adj. 7 to 10 1/2
VR256 - $95
and Mother of Pearl
Size 8 1/4 to 8 1/2
VR215 - $150
size 8 1/2
#S503 - $150
Size 8 1/2
About Native American Rings
Southwest Native American rings can be made from many materials but usually are sterling silver alone or embellished with turquoise, coral, jet, Turquoise, petrified wood, abalone, lapis lazuli, jasper, gaspeite, malachite, spiny oyster, tiger eye, white buffalo stone, onyx, opal, bear claws and much more.
The styles of Southwest Native American rings are many and varied including bands, single stone, , cigar band, pictorial inlay, cobblestone, corn row and mosaic inlay, storyteller, sandcast and tufa cast, cluster, petit point, needlepoint, snake eye, overlay, feather, leaf, channel inlay and others.
NavajoNavajo rings are typically a sterling silver band, often heavy and/or elaborate. The band can be silver only or have stones that are set with various types of bezels. For more information on bezels, read my article Types of Bezels. If a Navajo ring is inlaid, the inlay pieces are usually separated by silver channels.
Zuni rings are usually either stone-on-stone inlays (no silver channels in between the pieces), snake rings, snake eye, petit point or needlepoint.
Hopi rings are most often sterling silver overlays with contrasting (oxidized) and textured backgrounds.
Read more in my blog post: Southwest Native American Rings