Royston Turquoise Ring in Sterling Silver
This fabulous Royston Turquoise Ring is made by Navajo artist Geneva Ramone.
Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. “Royston Turquoise,” originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Lynn Otteson moved to Tonopah to mine Royston Turquoise in 1958 and the family has been Turquoise Minors since. Royston Turquoise in known world wide for having a wide range of Turquoise colors from a beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. The color of Royston Turquoise often runs together in the same rock which creates some of the most spectacular Turquoise stones on earth.
Born in Crownpoint New Mexico in 1958, Geneva learned the art of silversmithing from her uncle, Tom Dick Ramone when she was fifteen. This was a huge honor for a child to be allowed into the secret location on the reservation where these treasures were created.
This unique oblong Royston Turquoise Ring is a true statement piece. The ring is a size 7.5
Trade Roots Navajo Artist: Geneva Ramone
Geneva Ramone, a Navajo silversmith, was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico in 1958. She grew up on the Navajo reservation where she began learning the art of silversmithing from her uncle, Tom Dick Ramone at the age of 15. She is very versatile in her silversmithing abilities which are depicted in this fabulous pair of natural coral chandelier earrings.
The Trade Roots Collection is the creation and vision of Jeffrey Lewis, founder and owner since 1970. Lewis has a personal commitment towards preserving and revitalizing Native American trade and tradition in the Southwest. Trade Roots has grown and flourished from that same commitment. In the early years, Lewis spent much time in the Lacandon Rain Forest, collecting molted Macaw parrot feathers for use in Zuni and Hopi ceremonial costumes. Later, he began traveling the world, securing supplies of exotic shell and stone. Trade Roots was able to consistently bring pearl shell from the South Pacific, coral from the Mediterranean, amber from Chiapas, Mexico and the Baltic Sea, rhodochroscite, lapis lazuli, sugilite, turquoise, variscite, fossil ivory, labradorite, azurite and many other exotic materials all to be used by Native Americans for jewelry-making and fetish carving. Today, Lewis has these same rare and exotic materials handmade into beads. Each creation is unique and has a timeless feeling that always brings joy to the wearer.