Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Oval Cluster Ring
Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Oval Cluster Ring By Zuni Artist Lorraine Waatsa. This ring features sterling silver bezel set Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochons with a silver rope around the bezel, silver dot beads around the turquoise cabs and is a traditional flower cluster style. This ring measures 1 1/4 inch and is a size 7.5 ring.
History of Zuni Jewelry
The Zuni Native American Indian Pueblo is located 32 miles southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. They have been known for making Needlepoint (tiny needle shaped stones), Petitpoint (tiny round, oval or square stones) and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry since the early 20th century. The Zuni Indians mostly focus on stone cutting. They make simplistic silver pieces to accommodate their intricate stonework with fine and delicate turquoise and other gemstones. Zuni artist have taken the art of jewelry to another level with their complex inlay channel designs, fine turquoise petit point as well as hand carved fetish jewelry.