Although silver and stone jewelry was not a part of her Plains upbringing, Dina learned from, and helped, her late husband, outstanding Navajo jeweler, Herbert Taylor.
In the last 20-odd years, she has become a noted jeweler, herself, showing her work at the Santa Fe Indian Market, and the Heard Museum Market, the top two Indian art shows in the country.
This ring commands attention with its fabulous, natural Morenci turquoise.
Handsomely proportioned, its pillowed form sits inside a perfectly plain silver bezel, letting its heavenly blue color and pyrite matrix mesmerize onlookers.
The shank, however, is entirely different, letting the artist’s skill with silver work shine as brightly as Nature’s does, in the stone.
An applied, highly polished band of stepped rain signs ends in a curl at each end, symbolizing water.
The background silver is chiseled into tiny vertical lines and left unpolished.
That also refers to rainfall, and the texture resembles glistening raindrops.
Matching the superb turquoise with her own artistry, Dina Huntinghorse has created a spectacular, stylish ring that will evoke oohs and ahhs everywhere it is worn – and that will be everywhere – at a surprisingly realistic price.