Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab

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Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab

Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab
The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years. The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen. In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times. Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health. While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide. Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise. And so our turquoise love story continues. While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited. Navajo artist Atsidi Chon initially taught the art to a member of the Zuni tribe. Their artisans refined the Navajo cluster work technique, characterized by a series of shaped stones glued into bezel settings. Cluster work later evolved into the more intricate petit point and needlepoint styles. The Zuni are known for being especially rooted in spiritualism and tradition, and both elements shine through in Zuni jewelry and artwork. For centuries, the Zuni people have been highly skilled lapidary artists, passing down stone cutting techniques from generation to generation. Once they learned silversmithing, their jewelry work really came into its own. Today, Zuni silver jewelry pays homage to the past, while continuing to look towards the future. Heres a look at the history of Zuni jewelry. The item “VINTAGE STERLING NATIVE AMERICAN SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE RING ZUNI SIGNED AB” is in sale since Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “4744366” and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Ethnic Origin: Native American
  • Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
  • Modified Item: No
  • Material: Stone
  • Featured Refinements: Vintage Turquoise Ring
  • Lot: No
  • Artisan: AB
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Rings
  • Tribal Affiliation: Zuni
  • Ring Size: 10.5

Vintage Sterling Native American Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring Zuni Signed Ab