nar1523Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
Zuni jeweler, Tyrone Martinez made this beautifully simple inlay ring using traditional stones: Mother of Pearl, natural red coral, Sleeping Beauty turquoise, and jet. It is easy to imagine a landscape in the layout of the stones.
Size: 5.25 - Setting .5" Diameter
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).