Item #881F- Men's Heavy Navajo Turquoise Silver Beads Tufa Cast Ring by Stanford Yazzie Sz 10 3/4

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Item #881F- Men's Heavy Navajo Turquoise Silver Beads Tufa Cast Ring by Stanford Yazzie Sz 10 3/4

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NEW! Bold heavy Navajo turquoise silver decorated tufa cast ring. Tufa casting is similar to sandcast, but the silversmith uses the readily available volcanic rock found in New Mexico and Arizona. The raw volcanic rock is what gives the “textured” appearance where the silversmith carves a design into the rock and pours molten silver into the casting. The volcanic rock is soft and the artist is usually lucky to get one pour from the cast without it breaking. With that said, most tufa cast jewelry is considered one-of-a-kind. This particular ring once the artist removed it from the casting and formed it into a band he’s added decorative notching around both outer rims for the band along with a cross section on both sides. The artist then has mounted a beautiful cut and polished blue turquoise nugget that sports brown matrix and silvery pyrite. Setting the stone into a deep smooth silver bezel, he finishes decorating by running a row of three (3) large silver drops on both sides of the stone.

The ring face measures 13/16” by 3/4” across and weighs a hefty 21.2 grams. It’s a size 10 3/4 and is hallmarked SY by Navajo silversmith Stanford Yazzie. Bold thick one-of-a-kind tufa cast silver ring with beautiful turquoise nugget! $259.95