Native American Ring, Navajo Ring, Size 9 Ring, Tufa Cast Ring
925 Sterling Silver Ring
Tufa Cast ring with a piece of Royston Turquoise available in a size 9. This ring has a arrow on each side of the ring. Tufa Casting can only be done once, making this ring a one of a kind, not only with the sterling silver, but with the Royston Turquoise gemstone.
This is a hand crafted ring made and signed by renowned Navajo artisan, Kevin Yazzie who studied under award winning artisan Aaron Anderson who specializes in tufa casting sterling silver.
Ring measurements: 1-3/16's of an inch Tall by 7/8th's of an inch wide.
Tufa casting is an old technique developed by the Navajos in the late 1800's. A design is carved into tufa stone, a porous, volcanic pumice found naturally on Navajo land. Molten silver is poured into the mold. Molds only last one casting and then are no longer usable. The texture of the tufa stone is distinctive and remains on the finished piece unless polished.