Old Kingman Turquoise Ring
Old Kingman Turquoise Ring in sterling silver by Santo Domingo artist Wayne Aguilar. The ring measures 1 1/” x 1 3/8″ and is a size 8.
Native American Artist: Wayne Aguilar
A native of the Santo Domingo Pueblo, Wayne Aguilar grew up watching his parents, renowned silversmiths Earnestine and Tony Aguilar working with brass, silver, coral and turquoise. Aguilar attributes his talent for unique designs and quality craftsmanship to the influence of his parents and to his Native American heritage.
I am blessed and successful because of my parents’ guidance,” says Aguilar.
Aguilar purchase rough stones from traders, then polishes, shapes, designs and incorporates each stone into beautiful pendants, necklaces and bracelets. Often using brass as well as sterling silver to compliment his exquisite stone settings, he also likes to add a visual accent to each piece he crafts. His trademark is to add one stone or bead of contrasting color on each side of a necklace or pendant.