Here we have a ring by Navajo silversmith Steven Arviso, set with gem-grade Fox turquoise and an applique design that is called a "fan blessing." Arviso is known for his exquisite silverwork that is reminiscent of old techniques. For example, take note of that extremely fine rope work around the bezel. Everything about this ring screams heirloom quality, from the stunning color of the turquoise stone to the stamp work that goes around the shank, to even the dots on the interior that were added to fit the ring--from a Size 10.25 to a Size 10--to a previous owner. Yes, you'll rarely see that type of modification, but it was done to preserve the stamping on the shank. From a website about Arviso: "Award winning Navajo silversmith Steven Arviso has been an active silversmith since 1990. His teachers were Harry Morgan and Jay Evetts. 'I'm a creator more than an artist', says Steven. 'When I get a piece of turquoise, I don't instantly know what I'm going to make... out of 20, 30 stones, and only 1 turquoise will speak to me.' Steven is known for his traditional hand stamped silverwork and twist wire patterns. He creates jewelry inspired by old Navajo styles with an emphasis on the natural beauty of the stone. Steve is fast becoming famous for his particular take on old style Navajo jewelry. His ritual-like creation process, the high quality turquoise he uses, the specifically pre-1950s style that he uses, and his own exclusive touch are what make Arviso's works such highly sought after pieces of art. Steve Says: 'I build jewelry that is meant to be kept. That’s what my jewelry means to me-it’s something very spiritual and personal.'"
A note on the ring sizing: On the mandrel this ring shows as about a Size 8.25, but those dots that emerge out of the interior of the shank don't function like a band--they lightly poke into the finger and so they actually "give" and thus the ring is closer to a Size 10. Ring face measures a little under 1" wide by about 1-1/8" long. Weighs 21g, which is a solid--some may say heavy--weight for a ring. Turquoise is in excellent condition, as is the ring overall.
A ring to be passed on through generations to come.
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