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Dazzling Lone Mountain 65 Stone Zuni Ring

Edith Tsabetsaye

About The Dazzling Lone Mountain 65 Stone Zuni Ring

During a time in the 1970's when Native American jewelers were working gold and incorporating diamonds with turquoise and coral in their designs, Edith Tsabetsaye took another route to the tite of "fine jeweler".  She went "extreme" in her delicate, perfectly executed tradition influenced designs.  Using the silver and turquoise, she developed a style.  Her craft was as recognizeable as her mark and as as "fine" a piece of jewelry as anything wrought by human hands in gold and diamonds.

This ring is set with a total of 65 very high grade Lone Mountain mine turquoise stones ranging from a round 1.5 mm diameter to 64 slender marquis petit points 4.5mm in length X 1 mm at the widest point.  Each of the latter is cut with a semi-circular high domed "arch" that is her "trademark" creating an "embroidered" lacework that wraps around the entire front half of the finger so that no part of the shank is visible from either side.

There is no more perfect caress for any finger or reward for a deserving hand.

Marked Down $1,800.00

Gallery Price $2,400.00

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During a time in the 1970's when Native American jewelers were working gold and incorporating diamonds with turquoise and coral in their designs, Edith Tsabetsaye took another route to the tite of "fine jeweler".  She went "extreme" in her delicate, perfectly executed tradition influenced designs.  Using the silver and turquoise, she developed a style.  Her craft was as recognizeable as her mark and as as "fine" a piece of jewelry as anything wrought by human hands in gold and diamonds.

This ring is set with a total of 65 very high grade Lone Mountain mine turquoise stones ranging from a round 1.5 mm diameter to 64 slender marquis petit points 4.5mm in length X 1 mm at the widest point.  Each of the latter is cut with a semi-circular high domed "arch" that is her "trademark" creating an "embroidered" lacework that wraps around the entire front half of the finger so that no part of the shank is visible from either side.

There is no more perfect caress for any finger or reward for a deserving hand.

About the Artist

Born circa 1940, this Zuni jeweler is respected as a master of needlepoint jewelry.

"She innovated raised needlepoint in which the stones are shaped like arcing rainbows. Some of her masterpieces featured over 400 needlepoint turquoise per set. She learned from her parents and displays exceptional talent."

Given the title of Precious Living Treasure by the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Edith has won Best of Show at Santa Fe's Indian Market and the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial.

Each stone is done with a dome shape that she has perfected.

Medium Sterling silver and natural Lone Mountain turquoise
Troy ounces .29 troy ounces
Size Ring size 6 1/2. Can be sized up to 7 1/2 for $75. 1 3/8" height X 1 5/8" (wrapped width), 1 3/8" visual width
Signed "EZT" stamped on ring's interior (see photo)
Date of creation 1970's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Blue green to teal translucent Lone Mountain mine in Nevada (natural)
Provenance KaB, North Carolina resident
Gram weight 9.1 grams
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