Vintage Vidal Aragon Cerrillos Turquoise Ring
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Vidal Aragon, 1923-2015, was an early pioneer in reviving Native American jewelry to its current prominence. He was among the first overlay artists to feature themes of Pueblo cultural life in his storyteller jewelry. This large, heavy ring dates to his early career, late 1940s-50s, completely unlike any of his later works, and is an invaluable collectible. Living his lifetime in Santa Domingo Pueblo he was able to access the rare remnants of turquoise from the classic Cerrillos Hills that lie adjacent to tribal lands. This large specimen is set in an unusual step bezel reminiscent of the type used in the 1930s, or perhaps an artistic reflection of the profile of puebloan architecture. This sits on a super heavy gauge shank surrounded in thick sterling silver droplets.
Ring Size: 14-1/2 Stone Size: 2 in. x 3/4 in. Ring Weight: 101 Grams This piece can be re-sized upon request for an additional $25.00 fee.
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