This ring is size 8 3/4, was created by Navajo Artists Freddy Charlie and Mary Ann John.
This really nice Boulder turquoise stone has beige to golden brown, grays and lighter blue.
The sturdy cast shank has cut out designs of a sun and diamond.
Boulder Turquoise is sometimes called Ribbon Turquoise and it's cut in such a way that the
turquoise is the accent in the mother rock. It often looks like a river flowing through
a desert or landscape.
It's marked sterling and signed FC inside the band.
It measures 3/4" tall by just over 5/8" wide.
weight: 10.6 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Freddy Charley, by Freddy Charlie
Born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico. Grew up among ten siblings, 3 older sisters, 3 older brothers, 2 younger sisters, and 2 younger brothers. Father is deceased survived by my mother who weaves Yei-bi-chei rugs. My parents brought us up with Navajo traditions and at the same time encouraged us to get a good education.
Graduated in 1981 from Shiprock High School then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Took Diesel mechanic classes at TVI and graduated in 1984. Worked in the field of Diesel mechanic for about ten years. Worked at the same time practicing how to make and buff jewelry.
I met my wife Rena in 1984 and now we have 3 boys, ages 17, 11, and 15 months old. Rena got me into the jewelry business because her family was in the jewelry business doing piecework . I got started by buffing and polishing for my mother-in-law. Later I got a buffing job and learned how the pieces were put together. Soon I Worked my way up to a silversmith position with my welding skills and my artistic talents. I get my ideas from attending different tribal dances and going to all sorts of art shows. My favorite pieces are the 3 dimensional one-of-a-kind kachinas among contemporary jewelry. I also work with gold and learning how to perfect in-lay work. Making masters for casting is also my specialty.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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