Dime above shows scale of ring.
If you want this ring resized but your local jeweler is not familiar with Native American jewelry, we can recommend an excellent shop that we use for all of our jewelry repairs. After purchase from us, you can send the ring to them to be made larger or smaller. - Paula
Johnson - Navajo
NS358 - $625 plus s/h
Paula says - "The beautiful matching denim lapis stones in the ring and bracelet are exactly the same dimesions but they may appear different sizes because of the silverwork. Impeccable craftmanship by award winning Navajo artist Peterson Johnson."
Bracelet can be adjusted from 6 1/2" to 7".
Peterson Johnson is a self-taught artist who has won numerous awards throughout the Southwest and whose work is sought by collectors around the world. He was born in 1956 and began creating silverwork in 1976. He is very well known for his traditional Navajo jewelry, which shows meticulous workmanship and has a distinctive Peterson flair.
Peterson is known among fellow artists as "the machine" because he is SO meticulous in every detail of his work. The box clasps on his bracelet watches, for example, are finely tuned works of art. All of his jewelry is crafted with skill and precision to last a lifetime and be passed along to many generations.
Peterson and his wife Alyce live in Gallup, New Mexico and travel to art fairs and pow wows year round throughout the USA displaying Peterson's silver work and Alyce's beadwork.
About Lapis Lazuli
Lapis is a
deep blue stone often with gold flecking that twinkles like stars. The name lapis
lazuli is a combination of the Latin word lapis ("stone") and the Arabian
name azul, meaning "blue."
ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle
Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and
linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world
consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth and friendship. It is reputed to
bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mental body while releasing
old karmic patterns.