Zuni artist Lorraine Waatsa made this stunning large turquoise cluster ring. She is the daughter of the late Alice Quam and grandaughter of the late Warren and Doris Ondelacy. She has continued the rich tradition of quality work associated with her mother and grandparents and is one of the premier Zuni cluster work jeweler working today.
The ring consists of heavy gauge sterling silver and 17 pieces of perfectly matched genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The natural turquoise has some silver color pyrite is a few spots - these are not cracks or chips but all a part of what gives Sleeping Beauty turquoise its character. Lorraine works with her husband Luwayne and they do not skimp on quality. Their jewelry is always in high-demand.
The total weight of the ring is 11.8 grams. The face of the ring is 1-5/8 inch long and 1 inch wide. Size 7-3/4.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Every serious Zuni jewelry collector needs a few pieces by Lorraine Waatsa.