Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring
Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring

Zuni handmade sterling silver and black jet flower ring

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Sterling silver flower ladies ring, inlaid with seven sections of black jet stones with a silver drop in the center. Top of ring measures approximately 1/2" in diameter. Handmade by Zuni artisan Walter Lalio. Ring may vary slightly from photo as I have several of these available and only photographed a handful.Jewelry making has long been an important part of the lives of Southwest Native peoples. During the last 50 years, Native jewelers in the Southwest—Navajos in particular—have created a contemporary aesthetic that draws on traditional materials and reflects the persistence of cultural values such as beauty, centering, and balance.Jet is a form of fossilized wood similar to coal, but harder. Acoma jet is the most commonly found jet in Native American jewelry in the Southwest.It is supposed to aid in survival, fight depression and fear. Jet can also serve as a protective force in life's physical journeys. It's known as a traveler's amulet, and the wives of sailors often burned it to protect their husbands while they were at sea. Use to calm and refresh the body, for skin diseases, blood purification, intestinal problems, and other minor health problems.Native Americans believe that the earth is alive and that all things, no matter how small or apparently inanimate, are precious. To the Native Americans, turquoise is life. There are stones medicine men keep in their sacred bundles because they possess powers of healing. Stones and crystals have unique attributes that support and heal us. \n
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