Natural Cerrillos Turquoise Tufa-Cast Ring size 11 1/2 by Joel Pajarito, Kewa Pueblo

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Natural Cerrillos Turquoise Tufa-Cast Ring size 11 1/2 by Joel Pajarito, Kewa Pueblo

380.00

This ring features a beautiful green Natural Cerrillos Turquoise cabochon set in sterling silver. Joel is a very talented artist hand carving this ring in a soft tufa stone the designs of corn, hand and spiral. This ring is sized at 11 1/2, the setting of the stone measures approximately 1/2” x 3/8” and total width is approximately 7/8”.

Joel Pajarito is part of a well known family of silversmiths and stone inlayers of Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico.  Taught the creative arts by his great-grandfather, Leo Santiago Coriz, his grandmother, Mary Coriz Lovato, and his father, Anthony Lovato of Kewa Pueblo. Using soft tufa stone to cast sterling silver pieces is a classic element in his family's work, and he carries that tradition.  Joel also inherited the link design from his great-grandfather Leo and he continues this beautiful style of jewelry making today.

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