Ring, Turquoise, Double Stone, Hallmark, 445
Gloria Begay carries on the family tradition of fabulous Navajo silverwork.
Widow of the late Kirk Smith, Gloria continues this excellent craftsmanship with this double stone ring. Executed in the traditional revival style, she uses two beautifully colored turquoise stones and sets them in simple bezels on a twisted wire base. She incorporates easy to wear three-wire ring band and finishes the silver with the perfect amount of oxidation.
Gloria Begay is the widow of renowned silversmith Kirk Smith, who died in 2013. For years she worked with her husband making jewelry. She is now making jewelry and using her own hallmark.
- artist: Gloria Begay
- affiliation: Navajo
- markings: Gloria Begay, STERLING
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise
- dimensions: 1 3/4" x 3/4"
- size: 7
- weight: 18 grams
- style number: JR445