Elegant Native American turquoise sterling silver ring, hand made by Navajo Dine silversmith, Ronnie Henry. Natural Dry Creek turquoise stone.
The ring measures 1/2 wide at the front and 1/4 wide at the back. The ring weighs about 8.3 grams and it is a size 6.
Brand new and in excellent condition. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included. I don't see a hallmark on the ring but the ring was purchased in person from the artist.
Ronnie Henry is an accomplished Navajo jeweler, born in 1960 and has been active silversmithing since 1975. He is the son of jeweler and weaver Louise Henry and brother of Ernie Henry, who was also his teacher. His style has evolved over the years and now is very contemporary.
The Dry Creek mine, which has also been known as the Godber and Burnham mine, is located in northeast Nevada. The mine has yielded both a pale blue and a cream white turquoise. The unusual white to light blue turquoise is very hard, the color due to a preponderance of aluminum rather than copper in the stone's chemistry. The matrix is typically light golden or brown-gray to gray-black.