- Museum number
Turquoise and silver finger ring, made of a sawn piece of flat silver circular in the centre with diamond extensions at each end. The sheet is outlined with silver wire and beads. There are three small turquoise in bezels.
- Production date
- 1950-1960 (?)
Diameter: 2 centimetres (of hoop)
Length: 4 centimetres (of jewel plate)
Width: 1.50 centimetres (of jewel plate)
- Curator's comments
- This was purchased by Dr Lidchi from Santa Fe Trails in Gallup, New Mexico. The vendor claimed that the ring was formerly the property of his grandfather who owned the Ayesh Trading Post in Gallup. No makers mark. The ring was purchased on 24/11/96. This type of jewellery is often referred to as 'old pawn' because even when new it is disposed of in pawn shops.
- Not on display
- The hoop is worn.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number