9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty (#002)

9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty
9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty
9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty

9-Nugget Ring by Benson Shorty (#002)


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Navajo/Paiute silversmith Benson Shorty works in the classic style of silver work. His jewelry is simple and elegant with extraordinarily clean lines and a highly polished finish. With this old-style cluster ring, Benson has selected nine extremely well-matched cabochons of natural, nugget-cut, Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Globe, Arizona. The stones are as bright and beautiful as Benson’s silversmithing.

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Precious Stones
Turquoise; Precious stones have symbolic implications. For example, turquoise if a "collective term for all the precious stones, wealth, or mixed offerings. Good fortune is attributed to this stone." Both white shell and turquoise are emphasized in Kinaalda? More about this legend

Silversmith Work

When and how the Navajo acquired the art of working metals is unknown but there are reasons for supposing that it was introduced among them, or at least more developed and improved upon by them, since the time they have occupied their present country?

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