Living far out on the Navajo reservation, Verdy Jake supports her family with her highly collected, classic jewelry pieces.
This ring exemplifies her beautiful balance of fine stones and solid silver work.
The broad shank is oxidized to an antique finish, and decorated with designs from her grandfather’s jewelry stamps.
The real stars of the piece are the two beautiful, natural spiderweb turquoise stones in the center.
These natural stones are from the coveted and hard-to-find Number 8 mine, in Nevada.
They are lovely examples of this “bucket-list” turquoise that won’t force you to mortgage your house.
One turquoise is a teardrop form, the other is an organic oblong.
Together they make a dazzling pair, with hand cut bezels, separated by tiny, glittering silver domes.
The pale aqua hue of the turquoise is a lovely contrast to the darkened silver around the stones.
As an added attraction, this ring is adjustable in size!
The shank is broad, to support the wonderful stones, so it fits on the small side. It is about a size 6, and can be adjusted up or down, somewhat.
Find the finger you want to wear it on, adjust it, and enjoy. (Frequent fiddling will cause metal fatigue.)
Lovely to look at, with fabulous stones, and easy to wear – an unbeatable combination.