This fabulous large handcrafted ring was made by Navajo artist & silversmith Will Denetdale.
The Kingman turquoise stone is a bright sky blue with a gold matrix.
The stone sets in a serrated bezel and is surrounded by twisted
silver wire. There's fine stamp work as well as applied sterling silver beads around the border.
It has a wide split shank band.
The hand display is not to scale, it's way smaller.
It's marked sterling and signed W Denetdale Navajo.
It's 1 5/8" tall tall by 1" at it's widest point.
The stone is 1 1/4" tall by 5/8" wide.
Weight: 20 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale
"A quiet man, Will Denetdale rises each morning to the sun and his work. It is a life he has chosen for himself. Every day he thinks about his art; every night he dreams about his work, the creation process stirring within him. Born at Fort Defiance, Arizona, Will attended high school in Gallup, New Mexico, where he took silversmithing classes. After graduating he stayed in Gallup for a while, working in the production of silver and turquoise jewelry.
His name is becoming famous in his trade; his art a standard by which other pieces may be judged. Will lives in Southern Arizona where he works in his home. Will hopes his work of pride will become someone's pride and joy: well worn and well loved."
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)