This Hopi Native American ring is a great way to express your love of handcrafted jewelry that can be worn everyday and will last a lifetime. The hand carved gecko lizard symbol, that is repeated on the band, represents agility, renewal and transformation.
The artist used two layers of sterling silver to create this gecko lizard design in a process known as "Hopi Overlay". The bottom layer is recessed, etched and oxidized to give it that characteristic textured, blackened background. The second layer is the detailed Gecko design that was created with small jeweler’s hand saws and chisels. The beautifully polished top layer is bonded to the bottom layer in a complex soldering process that creates the contrast between the two layers.
This is a Kokopelli Sterling Silver Ring handmade made by a Navajo Native American artist, Stanley Gene. The Kokopelli design conforms with the curvature of the ring for comfort and design. There are two layers of sterling silver that has been oxidized and the buffed to a satin finish.
Today Kokopelli still represents a positive life force. His message can be anything that brings you happiness. Keeping his likeness near you and those you love can create harmony and centering in an otherwise frustrating world. Kokopelli brings abundance to those he meets. Wearing Kokopelli jewelry conveys best wishes for a joyful life.
Sharon Francisco is the Navajo Native American artist of this awesome ring that will quickly become your favorite accessory with any outfit that you wear. The bold, bright beautiful combination of stones, Lapis and Lab Created Opal, are slightly raised and perfectly curved along the polished sterling silver band. When the light hits the Lab Created Opal there are stunning light reflections that add flair and enhances the beauty of this work of art. This ring is comfortable enough to wear everyday.
Well-known Navajo Native American silversmith and lapidary artist, Calvin Begay, is credited with designing and handcrafting this magnificent man's ring with its unique inlay pattern. Calvin's remarkable rectangular inlay is slightly raised above the sterling silver and is composed of Tiger's Eye, Picture Jasper and Black Onyx. The inlay work is exceptional while the plain, polished, sterling silver shank is buffed to a beautiful luster that focuses the attention on the inlay work. This contemporary, masculine ring is truly a work of art that will be cherished for years to come.
Calvin Begay is an award winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1965 and raised in Tohatchi, northwestern New Mexico.
Calvin designed his first piece of jewelry at age 10, learning from his mother and uncle. In more than 20 years as a jewelry designer and craftsman, he has become a master in every aspect of the design and manufacturing process. He has won numerous awards at the Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonial, including Best of Show in 1989. His jewelry has been featured in Arizona Highways and Southwest Art Magazines.
Calvin has a unique ability to translate traditional Navajo inlay techniques into jewelry that reflects his Native American heritage, yet have elegant and contemporary flair. Calvin's work is prized by clients and collectors, not only in the Southwest, but throughout the United Stated and the world. In the artistry of Calvin Begay, the stunning beauty of the untamed West is reflected in the combination of color and design that create unforgettable pieces of wearable art.
In his leisure time, Calvin participates in rodeos and rides in the back country in his all terrain vehicles. When he creates jewelry, that wild free spirit finds expression in precious metals and stone.
Joe Josytewa is the Hopi Native American artist of this impressive sterling silver Badger Bear Claw ring.
This masculine ring was handcrafted in sterling silver by Hopi Native American master silversmith, Joe Josytewa. He has done an impeccable job creating this Badger Bear claw design in the traditional Hopi overlay process with its characteristic blackened background and precision cut design. the ring is polished to a mirror like luster. This ring can be worn everyday and will last a lifetime.
Joe Josytewa lives in a small village called Shungopavi, which is on the Second Mesa of the Hopi Reservation that is located in Northeastern Arizona. He belongs to the Snow Flake Clan. Joe Josytewa signs each of his handcrafted pieces with his personal hallmark, a snowflake.
Skilled Navajo Native American artist, Linda Johnson, created this impressive ring featuring Number 8 Turquoise set in sterling silver. The hand-cut, oblong stone is set in a simple bezel surrounded by a silver hand-twisted rope and hand-tooled platform that finishes the ring to perfection. Notice the expertly handcrafted 5 sterling silver bands on the shank with the sun's ray. This slender ring looks very feminine on all women.
Number 8 Turquoise is easily identifiable with its golden brown to black distinctive spider web matrix and unique bright blue-green background. It has been valued for its beauty as well as its reputed spiritual and life giving qualities. Number 8 Turquoise is no longer being mined making Number 8 Turquoise a collector’s item and increasing the value of this ring.
Sharon Francisco is the Navajo Native American artist of this awesome ring that will quickly become your favorite accessory. It is perfect for work, evenings, weekends and more. The bold, bright beautiful combination of stones, Blue Lapis and Lab Created Opal, are slightly raised and perfectly curved along the polished sterling silver band. When the light hits the Lab Created Opal there are stunning light reflections that add flair and enhances the beauty of this work of art. This soothing, elegant ring is comfortable enough to wear all day, everyday.
This is a gorgeous ring that features an oval, denim lapis stone surrounded by a smooth sterling silver band. This Navajo handcrafted ring is eye-catching because of its simple elegance yet perfect for wearing every day or with your favorite outfit.
Master Navajo Native American gold and silversmith artist, Bruce Morgan, is the creator of this classic, masculine men’s ring. The band was handmade of sterling silver with an attractive 14K Gold band in the center that has distinctive, uniform hand-carved grooves. The black oxidation separates the gold and silver yet enhances the two metals so that they really stand out. Bruce Morgan’s unique style is elegant and unmistakable. This ring is perfect for daily wear yet its style is timeless enough to be worn as a wedding band.
This is a beautiful contemporary inlay ring of Lapis and Lab Created Opal set in sterling silver. What makes this ring special is that the raised stones are perfectly inlaid with the curvature of the ring and framed in sterling silver. The Lab Created Opal compliments the Lapis as it sparkles and illuminates in the light for added beauty and class. The highly polished sterling silver band has 3 hand-carved rows on each side of the setting that gives this ring a smart, elegant, stunning and sophisticated look. This comfortable ring will soon become your favorite accessory that is going to be enjoyable to wear. Kenneth Bitsie, a Navajo Native American lapidary artist and silversmith has truly handmade a gorgeous work of art that you will wear with pride.
This is an incredibly impressive ring handcrafted by Navajo Native American artist, Albert Tahe. The top of the ring has a perfectly curved channel inlay turquoise setting with strips of sterling silver for an attractive, unique pattern. The 9 stunning aqua-turquoise stones are raised for an eye-catching design. Albert Tahe, has certainly mastered the channel inlay technique with this ring. This contemporary ring is so stunning that it will become your favorite ring for wearing every day as an accessory or it would also make the perfect wedding band.
Thomas Francisco, a Navajo Native American artist has handmade another beautiful ring out of Number 8 Turquoise. The beautiful turquoise stone with caramel matrix are a perfect combination. Very stunning! The inlay in this ring is a process called cobblestone which refers to the stones being fitted perpendicular or angled to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. Often cobblestone pieces vary in size and have beveled rather than rounded edges. Thomas Francisco is a master at this type of inlay as it requires a great deal of skill and patience in order to insure that the pieces fit together perfectly. The shank is buffed to a beautiful luster and the sides are embellished with hand-carved designs that represent the cycles of life and eternal renewal. This masculine ring is a combination of traditional and contemporary design that you are going to appreciate for years to come. This is a perfect ring for everyday wear or for a special occasion.
Striking, Dramatic and Bold are the words that describe this awesome oval turquoise ring. The single cabochon of rich turquoise is set in a shadow box type setting that is surrounded by an intricate yet simple border of hand-etched sterling silver. This eye-catching ring is very unique because of its distinctive size, the color of the beautiful turquoise stone, the impeccable attention to details and the perfectly crafted designs on the band. This ring is a masterful creation of southwestern fashion!
Larson Lee, a Native American Navajo, who lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico handcrafted this spectacular ring with Crow Springs Turquoise and Sterling Silver. This is such an impressive ring, not only because of the size of the stone, craftsmanship and design but also because the stone has gorgeous shades of green turquoise with golden matrix. The color combination is unique and distinctive. The large shaped Crow Spring Turquoise stone is absolutely eye-catching. A sterling silver rope design accents the platform with stunning silver work on each side of the shank. The shank measures 7/8" and tapers to 1/8" at the back of the ring. Larson Lee's excellent skills and attention to details make this ring something very special. You will receive lots of compliments when you wear this ring!
Crow Springs Mine, also known as AnnJax or Bluebird, is located near Tonopah, Nevada. Crow Springs Turquoise is known for its characteristic light green color and contrasting matrix. It comes from the host rock, rhyolite. Crow Springs Turquoise had not been mined for 12 years until the present owners, Dennis and Lucy Cordova, bought the mine and re-opened it. They are also owners of the Pilot Mountain mine.
This sterling silver band with a 12K gold Bear design represents strength, courage, leadership and the power within the soul. Handcrafted by Native American Navajo, Scott Skeets, this ring can be worn daily and will make a unique addition to your jewelry collection.
This sterling silver and 12K gold overlay ring, is designed with a gold wave pattern that represents water, life and renewal. Handcrafted by Native American Navajo, Scott Skeets, this ring can be worn daily and will make a unique addition to your jewelry collection.
This a traditional sterling silver feather wrap ring handcrafted by Navajo Native American, Verna Blackgoat. This ring has been detailed with hand-cut and hand-carved fine lines to give this ring a realistic feather texture.
Navajo Native American artist, Albert Tahe handcrafted this masculine ring with Lapis and Lab created Opal set in sterling silver.
This masculine ring is so attractive with its deep blue Lapis and the light reflecting Lab Created Opal. These stones really compliment each other and makes for a very attractive ring that can be worn everyday and last a lifetime. Albert Tahe is the Navajo artist that designed and handcrafted this ring.
This impressive, masculine ring, handcrafted by Ray Jack, is a work of art that reflects the artist's Navajo Native American heritage through his use of colors, design and inlay techniques. A design this complicated, with its lines and angles, is a tedious process that requires patience, creativity and a steady hand for precision. The artist has used stones of Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl and Black Onyx for a traditional, rectangular inlay pattern that has elegance and flair, with engraved, hand-tooled pin stripes on the band that has been buffed to a beautiful luster. Ray Jack's meticulous symmetry in this piece reveals his unique ability to create an unforgettable ring with stunning beauty, thanks to the skills that have been handed down through many generations. I know that you will wear this ring with pride! It is perfect for the man with a large hand.
H. Smith, a Navajo Native American artist handcrafted this eye-catching statement ring that will flatter any woman's hand. The slender, oblong shape, multi-gemstone ring has turquoise, red spiny oyster and a hint of white fire lab opal, set in an inlaid mosaic pattern that is very pleasing to the eye. The colors in this ring will go perfectly with all women's skin tones. The bezel is smooth and plain, placing the focus on the stones. The triple split band is attractive and comfortable.
Thomas Francisco, a Navajo Native American artist handcrafted this ring with inlaid stones of turquoise and coral set in a free-form, wave-like sterling silver setting. Three hand carved lines on the band adds to the detail of this ring along with the complimenting colors and skilled craftsmanship that makes this ring a work of art. Perfect for any outfit.
Well-known Navajo Native American artist, John Nelson, has created a handsome men's ring with a single cabochon of Kingman Web Turquoise set in sterling silver. The black matrix, which is a natural characteristic of Kingman Web Turquoise, creates an interesting and unique pattern in this featured stone. The flawlessly executed hand stamping on the ring's shank adds a masculine look with great southwestern style. This attractive ring will become a welcomed addition to all Native American jewelry collections.
This unique ring was handcrafted by Valerie Yazzie, a Navajo Native American artist with stones of turquoise, spiny oyster and black onyx set in sterling silver.
The artist of this vibrant, multi-stone ring is Navajo Native American, Valerie Yazzie. The inlay stones of orange and purple spiny oyster, turquoise, black onyx and lab created opal are slightly raised in the sterling silver band. Valerie Yazzie's creative design is a double row wave ring that has been polished to a beautiful luster. This striking ring makes the perfect accessory that is a contemporary styled ring and a wearable work of art.
This one of a kind, handcrafted ring has an unusual turquoise stone that is surrounded by a sterling silver platform that resembles the Zia Indians Sun symbol, complete with hand-carved rays that represent the Four Directions. The shank has 6 bands of silver that merge into one for a traditional design that you can wear proudly for years to come.
This Navajo Native American, handcrafted ring by Sheila Francisco has an elevated row of vibrant stones of orange, purple and red spiny oyster along with turquoise and gaspeite that are set in a perfectly polished sterling silver band. The beautiful colored stones are different sizes which also commands special interest through its simple elegance. The sides of this hand-carved band adds a unique design to this ring that is perfect wearing everyday. It makes a perfect addition to your jewelry collection with distinctive southwestern character along with a pop of color.
This awesome ring is impressive because of its large size, the unique shape of the Number 8 Turquoise stone, its beautiful bright powder blue-green background with golden spider-web matrix and its meticulous craftsmanship. This interesting stone is mounted on a hand-carved platform that showcases the Turquoise perfectly. The double-split shank merges to one band for comfort and all day long wear. This ring was handmade by Navajo Native American artist, Roberto Concho whose makes traditional Navajo designs.
Number 8 Turquoise was discovered in Eureka County, north of Carlin, Nevada in 1925 and mined in 1929. In its prime, the Number 8 mine produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found. In 1976 the mine was closed because gold was discovered and the Newton Gold Company claimed the mine. Since that time, no Number 8 Turquoise has been mined making #8 Turquoise highly collectible and increasing the value of the turquoise. This ring would make a great addition to your jewelry collection because it is also valued for its beauty, reputed spiritual and life giving qualities.
The artist of this unique, vibrant, multi-stone ring is Navajo Native American, Ambrose Tsosie. This sterling silver ring has a slightly raised bed of inlay spiny oyster, turquoise and lab created opal, for an interesting design. This handcrafted, southwestern, contemporary styled ring has a highly polished band that is sure to become your favorite ring.
Skilled Navajo Native American artist, Tony Garcia, created this impressive ring featuring a beautiful stone of Number 8 Turquoise set in sterling silver. The hand-cut free form stone is highlighted with 3 silver beads known as rain drops on the left side and a hand-twisted rope design surrounds the rest of this unique stone.
Number 8 Turquoise was discovered in Eueka County, north of Carlin, Nevada in 1925 and mined in 1929. In its prime, the Number 8 mine produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found. In 1976 the mine was closed because gold was discovered and the Newton Gold Company claimed the mine. Since that time, no Number 8 Turquoise has been mined making Number 8 Turquoise a collector’s item and increasing the value of this turquoise.
Number 8 Turquoise is easily identifiable with its golden brown to black distinctive spider web matrix and unique bright powder blue green background. It has been valued for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life giving qualities.
This Navajo handcrafted ring by Sheila Francisco has an elevated row of vibrant stones of orange and red spiny oyster along with turquoise and gaspeite that are set in a perfectly polished sterling silver band. The beautiful colored stones are different sizes which also commands special interest through its simple elegance. This ring is perfect for wearing everyday and makes a perfect addition to your jewelry collection with distinctive southwestern character.
One of our favorite artists, John Nelson, a Navajo Native American, handcrafted this attractive ring with a tear-dropped shaped King Manassa Turquoise stone, set in sterling silver. The turquoise is set in a plain bezel that is surrounded by a hand-twisted rope design. The hand-carved accents on the platform finishes this ring to perfection. Notice the beautiful hand-carved details on the shank.
This traditional Navajo ring is an excellent example of the meticulous, quality craftsmanship that John Nelson is known for. This is an outstanding ring that will make a bold statement on your hand.
King Manassa Turquoise was mined at Manassa, in south central Colorado and is owned by Bill King. The original Manassa Turquoise mine was called Lickskillet Mine, which was one of the first turquoise deposits found in Colorado. This mine is no longer in operation which increases the value of this stone. Manassa Turquoise is known for its blue-green to green color with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix.
Thomas Francisco, a Navajo Native American artist has handmade another beautiful ring out of Number 8 Turquoise. The beautiful aqua stone and the caramel matrix are a perfect combination. Very stunning! The inlay in this ring is a process called cobblestone which refers to the stones being fitted perpendicular or angled to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. Often cobblestone pieces vary in size and have beveled rather than rounded edges. Thomas Francisco is a master at this type of inlay as it requires a great deal of skill and patience in order to insure that the pieces fit together perfectly. The shank is buffed to a beautiful luster and the sides are embellished with hand-carved designs that represent the cycles of life and eternal renewal. This masculine ring is a combination of traditional and contemporary design that you are going to appreciate for years to come. This is a perfect ring for everyday wear or for a special occasion.
This handcrafted ring by Zuni Native American artist, Jasper Chavez has turquoise inlaid stones set in sterling silver. The edge of the turquoise setting is braided sterling silver. What a great ring for a southwest accent with your favorite pair of jeans.
Charles Johnson, a Hopi Native American, is the artist of this great ring, that is open in the front. The traditional symbols represent renewal, direction and change which were created in a process known as "Overlay" that includes using two layers of sterling silver. The top layer contains the hand-carved recessed symbols within the sterling silver. This ring is unusual because it is open in the front and the symbols wrap around the band.
If you are looking for a ring for a man with a large hand, this is the perfect ring! This rectangular ring was handmade by Navajo Native American artist, Ray Jack. He has skillfully used Tiger Eye, Picture Jasper, Black Onyx and Mother of Pearl to create a masculine, mosaic pattern set in heavy sterling silver. Each hand-cut stone was carefully hand-set and meticulously edged with sterling silver strips. The handsome shank frames the setting and has been buffed to a beautiful luster. This ring is bold and beautiful!
Now at the age of 83, Effie is still making her beautiful and unique jewelry with the help of her 3 daughters. Her distinctive snake designed jewelry is still in high demand and is known world-wide. Her work is stamped EFFIE C. - ZUNI which is the family hallmark used by Effie and her daughters.