One of our favorite artists, John Nelson, a Navajo Native American, handcrafted this attractive ring with a tear-dropped shaped King Manassa Turquoise stone, set in sterling silver. The turquoise is set in a plain bezel that is surrounded by a hand-twisted rope design. The hand-carved accents on the platform finishes this ring to perfection. Notice the beautiful hand-carved details on the shank.
This traditional Navajo ring is an excellent example of the meticulous, quality craftsmanship that John Nelson is known for. This is an outstanding ring that will make a bold statement on your hand.
King Manassa Turquoise was mined at Manassa, in south central Colorado and is owned by Bill King. The original Manassa Turquoise mine was called Lickskillet Mine, which was one of the first turquoise deposits found in Colorado. This mine is no longer in operation which increases the value of this stone. Manassa Turquoise is known for its blue-green to green color with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix.