na001132Regular price $120.00 Save $-120.00
This Happy Bluebird ring will bring much joy to the wearer. Made by Zuni jewelers, Sammy and Esther Guardian, it is inlaid with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, jet, and mother of pearl, with a red coral flower and malachite stem and leaves.
This type of inlay is very labor intensive. Two sheets of sterling silver are cut into the same shapes, in this case an oval. The top sheet has the areas that are inlaid carefully cut out with edges filed smooth. These two silver shapes are then soldered together and the band is soldered on to them. The stones that are inlaid are cut to exactly fit into the silver. What a process of love!