Turquoise Ring with Sterling Silver Ring & Rare Turquoise Stone
This fabulous Blue Diamond Turquoise Ring is handmade by Native American artist White Buffalo. This noteworthy ring is a true piece of wearable art.
A Rare deep blue Turquoise producing mine in Nevada, Blue Diamond was mined mostly in the 60s and 70s. You don’t see much of this great stuff around anymore. It is dark blue with a black matrix of dendrites and triangle shaped black chert. The blue in many cases is a swirling of two dark blues…it is stunning.
The name “White Buffalo,” comes from a Lakota word, meaning articulate and open. Creating jewelry and sculpting comes naturally to him.
It is not difficult to interface your creative needs with what happens in your life. I don’t do the same piece over and over. That is why I create only about 15 pieces a year. I am fascinated with things that move. I want to bring more life into my work.
The Turquoise Ring is size 6.
Native American Artist: White Buffalo
White Buffalo has won over 300 awards for his intricately designed jewelry. With a heritage of the Comanche and Navajo influences from his wife’s family, White Buffalo’s began his career in silver-smithing in the early 1970’s.
Over the next two decades, White Buffalo gained recognition for his masterfully designed works, which include a bicentennial piece in the Smithsonian Institute. In 1976 his designs captured Best of Indian Market in Santa Fe and he has won in every category at the Gallup Indian Ceremonial.
In the 1980s, White Buffalo was honored the title Grand Master of Silver by the world’s largest silver refiner, Handy & Harmon. In the 1990’s, White Buffalo was invited to participate in the DeBeers International Diamond Competition with some of the best jewelers in the world. Recently, White Buffalo celebrated his 45th anniversary of working with silver and gold. His son Al Perez is now his right-hand man, making it five generations of silver-smithing in his family.