Natural Deep Blue Green Turquoise Ring with Golden Matrix

Will (Wilbert) Vandever

Natural Deep Blue Green Turquoise Ring with Golden Matrix, Jewelry by Will (Wilbert) Vandever
  • Vandever ring
  • Navajo turquoise ring
Savvy Price $350.00
Gallery Price $425.00
Title
Natural Deep Blue Green Turquoise Ring with Golden Matrix
Artist
Will (Wilbert) Vandever
Medium
Natural blue green turquoise with gold matrix, sterling silver
Size
Ring size is 6 1/2, but can be sized. Face is 1 1/4" X 1 1/16". Shank is 9/16" wide at the front, tapering to 11/32" at the back.
Signed
"WCV" inside a feather stamped design
Date of creation
Later 20th century
Turquoise
Natural Nevada turquoise
Description
In spite of the serious detail Vandever put into the silver work on this magnificent piece of hand art, the appaloosa mottled Royston turquoise with its deep blue greens and gold to brown distribution of matrix looks like an aerial view of some exotic happy place. It is hypnotizing as well as beautiful and unique in all the world !
Provenance
Di Kr
About The Natural Deep Blue Green Turquoise Ring with Golden Matrix

Sterling silver drawn wire and mill rolled sheet were used in fabrication of this showpiece ring.  

A stunning "corner clipped" hand cut trapezoid cabochon of natural Nevada turquoise is the star of this ring.  Stone measures 7/8" X 5/8" and  has been set in a saw nothced bezel surrounded by at trenched silver wire coil tightly wrapped.  This is framed by a heavy square drawn wire, saw cut and file notched decoration on north and south edges.  East and west sides are file notched, at each end of a cutaway. OIn these spaces are soldered five smelted silver taindrops in rows across from one another--nicely balanced.

The wide shank has been evenly divided into five bars and fan out on each side where they are soldered to the face back plate and carefully smoothed.  Every detail is perfection of planning and execution.

 

About Will (Wilbert) Vandever
A Navajo jeweler descended from a host of Vandever jewelers and textile artists, Will Vandever's jewelry is proudly sold through New Mexico and Arizona galleries and shops.

Vandever is known for his sophisticated settings coupled with a preference for high grade, natural turquoise.
Other Works By Will (Wilbert) Vandever:
  • Green Natural Turquoise & Silver Ring, Jewelry by Will (Wilbert) Vandever
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Jewelry

Subject

Keywords

Will Vandever, Vandever ring, Navajo turquoise ring