Ring, Inlay, Turquoise, Hoop Dancer, Hallmark, Vintage, '80's, 595
Southwestern nostalgia that speaks of road trips through the desert and collecting souvenirs along the way is a huge trend in jewelry.
This Zuni hoop dancer ring leaves no doubt that someone traveled along Route 66 and visited the Pueblos to acquire this charming treasure. Handcrafted by Zuni artist, Lavonne Lalio, using hand-cut stones provided by the famed stone cutting, Beyuka family, this novelty ring features a ceremonial hoop dancer. If you look closely you can see the intricate cut details in the feathers, the bend of the arm, and other decorative accouterments. Set in sterling silver and pointed with silver drops at the feather tips.
Lavonne Lalio (Zuni). Inlay; pins’ pendants; rings; dancer motifs.
Mark: L L ZUNI (usually on an applied plate)
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- artist: Lavonne Lalio
- affiliation: Zuni
- markings: Zuni LL (on applied plate)
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise
- dimensions: 2.5" x 1.5"
- weight: 17 grams
- size: 9.5
- condition: very nice vintage condition with light oxidation and wear, stone break at arm, secure in setting- see pics
- style number: JR595