Turquoise Cobble Inlay Ring


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Turquoise Cobble Inlay Ring

Sterling Silver, Ironwood, and Cripple Creek Turquoise Raised Inlay Ring by Artist Harold Stevens. This ring features a cobble inlay style with bezel set Cripple Creek Turquoise and Ironwood cabochons on a sterling silver stamped band. This ring measures 2 x 1 3/8 inches and is a size 8 ring.

History of Native American Jewelry

Native American Jewelry has a unique past. Knowing that story is the key to understanding the Indian jewelry styles of today. Native Americans started making silver jewelry in the late 1800’s when the Spaniards came, making jewelry, ornaments for their horses and trinkets for barter. But the Indian jewelry made before this time provided the foundation for their own style. Although the tribes and their styles vary, some common themes persist. Gold and Silver was worked by the Native peoples of Mexico and Central America since the time of the Aztec, so its possible Native American tribes living in the southwest region could be aware of metal working in some way much earlier than the Spanish arrival. It is even difficult to put a date on just when the Native Americans started making silver jewelry after the Spanish arrival. Some authorities will say the 1870’s some the 1890’s.