Zuni Inlay with Inlaid Cardinal Bird - Size 6.75
Zuni Inlay with Inlaid Cardinal Bird - Size 6.75
Zuni Inlay with Inlaid Cardinal Bird - Size 6.75

Zuni Inlay with Inlaid Cardinal Bird - Size 6.75

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We love jewelry with birds!  This sterling silver ring by Sammy Guardian has a cardinal holding onto a flower stalk. The two flowers are Sleeping Beauty turquoise, and the stalks and leaves are green stone, maybe turquoise?  The cardinaL is made of natural red coral, mother of pearl and jet.  The band is split into three segments on each side and soldered onto the front.  Price reduced from $120 to $90.

Size: 6.75

This type of Zuni inlay is made by sawing out two pieces of silver into the desired shape.  The area where the stones are inlaid are sawn out by hand (yes, really!).  The two pieces of silver are then soldered together.  The stones are then cut, shaped and polished into the areas that have been sawn out to create the design.  This type of jewelry making is very difficult and involved, which is why we don't see too many jewelers making it anymore.