nar000108Regular price $110.00 Save $-110.00
Zuni jeweler, Johnson Laweka, inlaid sky blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise in this radiating sterling silver setting. The band is shining smooth silver. Signed "JL" inside the band.
Size: 10.5 - Setting is .675 in diameter
Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo. Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry. The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design. Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section. It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).