Vintage Native American turquoise and silver ring made using the Snake Eyes technique. Typically, the stones are shaped into cylinders and then polished on one end and set in the bezel thus giving the impression of circular or oval snake eyes when finished. Ring size approximately 6.5.
Though the Native American Tribes had been working with metal for generations, new and more precise silver working techniques were introduced in the 1800’s by artists from Mexico. As new techniques and tools were developed and shared across Native America, jewelry-makers began to achieve a much greater level of precision with their work.
Please note that due to their delicate nature all of our vintage items are final sale.