Everyone loves to wear a ring and usually has one or many in their collection. There are many types of rings and designs. One of the most popular designs of rings on today's market is the Inlay Ring. Inlay refers to the style in which the stones were set into the ring. Inlay Jewelry is made by first designing and fabricating the silver or gold piece. Once the jewelry is finished being fabricated the artist will choose his stones an hand cut each stone to fit into the channels he created in the piece(s) of jewelry. Intricate inlay patterns will have several small stones in one channel in the piece(s) of jewelry. Using the inlay process it is easier to keep a ring lightweight and sleek as the artist has more control of the thickness and size of the gemstone than if he/she were to buy the stones pre-cut as a cabochon. This is one of the reasons that the Inlay Ring is among the most popular adornments for women and men. Another reason is that the process in which these finger adornments are made allows for many different styles to be made and almost all gemstones can be used in a Inlay Ring. Below we have images of many different types of Inlay Ring with many different gemstones.
Above are two very different examples of an inlay ring with multi color gemstone inlay. To the left is a unique distressed style inlay ring by famous artisan Rodney Coriz who was features in the book "Modern Masters of Stone". This is a unique version of a silver cocktaili ring with Kingman Turquoise and orange Spiny Oyster shell. To the right is a beautiful Sterling Silver cocktail ring which features a different style of inlay called "corn row" or "cobble stone". This fancy inlay ring would be a wonderful piece for a woman. The ring features all top grade natural gemstones.
Above to the left is a gorgeous inlay cocktail ring. This masterpiece was created by John Hartman and Stanley Manygoats. The silver ring was made by John Hartman and inlaid by Navajo Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats. This beautiful ring is inlaid with spiderweb Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, and red Mediterrean Coral. To the right is a wide inlay band ring by Native American Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats with bright orange Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli and Mexican Opal.
Above are two more examples of multicolored gemstone inlay rings. To the left is a beautiful handmade silver ring by American Indian Jewelry artisan Eddison Yazzie. This gorgeous ring focuses on natural Wildhorse Magnesite from Arizona and is accented with Black Onyx, red Mediterranean Coral, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. To the left is an almost band ring style inlay ring natural Lapis Lazuli, Mother of Pearl, Spiny Oyster Shell, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA.
Above are two examples of very different styles of inlay band rings. To the left is a wide Sterling Silver band ring inlaid with an intricate feather design made of Fire Opal, Kingman Turquoise, and White Ivory. The feather design is inlaid in black Jet and accented with thin Sterling Silver inlays. To the right is a set of inlay wedding rings. Each of these silver band rings is inlaid with high grade spiderweb Turquoise, red Italian Coral and Lapis Lazuli.
Turquoise Inlay Rings have been made in Southwestern USA for over 70 years by the Zuni Indians and today the Navajo Indians, make beautiful Turquoise Inlay Ring as well. A Turquoise Inlay Ring is beautiful, durable and in vogue by the American public as well as many other cultures globally. There are many types and styles of Turquoise Inlay Ring to choose from and we have some good examples shown below.
Durango Silver Company produces many styles of Turquoise Inlay Ring and we also handle Navajo and Zuni Indian as well as other Southwestern Contemporary Artisan Turquoise Rings that have authentic Turquoise incorporated into there design.
Above to the left is a petite Turquoise Inlay Ring. This Zuni Inlay ring features a double raindrop design which is inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Jet and Mother of Pearl. To the right is an awesome wedding ring made in a band style and inlaid all around with natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA. This type of band ring is hard to come by as it takes a lot of skill to build it right so that the stones are stable and do not fall out. This type of inlay band ring is one of the most requested pieces of jewelry on our website.
Above are two examples of Zuni handmade Turquoise Inlay Rings. Look at the beautiful natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise in these handmade Sterling Silver rings. These are classic Zuni Jewelry designs. Both of these rings were handmade and then had the channels in the rings inlaid with top gem grade natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA. It is tough to find handmade Zuni Jewelry this wonderful and fine these days.
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All of the Turquoise Jewelry items that we handle or produce at Durango Silver Company are handcrafted in the USA and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As our Turquoise Jewelry items are handmade, most are one-of-a-kind and cannot be duplicated. We work hard to have several pairs of our popular Turquoise Inlay Ring on hand, please remember they are handmade and may vary slightly. We invite you to shop online in our store by clicking on the category buttons to the left or by typing in your request in the search box to the upper left.
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